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Old July 5th, 2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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Valve shimming.

I have the bike apart to swap the belt covers so I decided to check the valve clearances. Looks like I have bigger numbers on every valve. Its been a stressful day so I am going to sleep on it, watch a few more videos and check again but it seems like I will need to do some shimming. The bike is the 821 with 14000 miles. Belts, pulleys and tension looks good. Does anyone on here have a kit and sell individual shims or does the dealer sell individual? I'm trying to not have to buy the $200-250 shim kit. Also, are they all shimmied with the same shims from the factory or does someone walk around to each bike, check clearances and insert the necessary shims? If so, do you happen to know the shim size they use? Thank you for your time.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 04:36 AM   #2
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You might try calling your local dealer. Here in MN, one of our dealers is super helpful swapping out shims. They'll take your old one and give you a new one (precisely measured, because the stamping on them isn't always correct) for a small fee.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 07:07 AM   #3
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You might try calling your local dealer. Here in MN, one of our dealers is super helpful swapping out shims. They'll take your old one and give you a new one (precisely measured, because the stamping on them isn't always correct) for a small fee.
This seems like the best solution. Now to check, double check and check again before I pull the belts and cams out.
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