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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 95,000+ mile '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 89 FZR400 racebike, 06 ZX6R track only, 97 ZX6R F model
pretty important step to untorque then re-torque with your tq wrench to the desired spec........ and measure again- you may be surprised how much some move
the other very good point........ some of those shims could have a "dent" in the center- either via the valve stem or via the dimple on the bucket---making them essentially thinner than the number stamped on them......... which is why I always make sure to accurate measure their true thickness (inches or metric I do not care)
Then you figure out how much difference between your actual measured clearance...... ie--- if you have .22mm and you desire .275
you need a shim that measures .055mm thicker than the one installed
ie.... if the installed shim measures 2.915mm........... then 2.970 would be ideal (which is roughly a 2.975 shim)
It is very often;
very often....like 2/3 of the time often
that when I adjust valves and have to change a shim size by more than 3 sizes- I generally end up changing again to fine tune it closer to what I desire.....
So yes- you may well get all you new shims installed and then re-measure and end up redoing the entire process again for just a couple of them or for many of them to get them right where you want them.....
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