Shim and bucket problem
I'm having some problems with valve shimming. I used Marknet to check the valve clearances on my 2001 KLR650. The bike has less than 8,000 miles
on it. The problem is my valve clearances are tight. Well let's put it this way,
the right intake is okay at .006in. , left intake is a tight .004in. , right exhaust
is a tight .006in. , and the last one the left exhaust, I couldn't even get a .002in.
feeler gauge to slide in and that's the smallest I have. The big problem was getting the shim out of the left intake ( the .000 clearance one) . The lifter
cup would barely move to get the notch located so I could pop out the shim.
I had to lift the cam out of the way to get to the notch and pry it out. I'm very worried about this situation.
My shims were 270's and one 275. Is that normal sizes? On the Forum everyone is talking about 250's. Help!
I don't understand how the bike ran so well with this situation. I just purchased this bike last week and wanted to check things out since it's a rainy Sunday. Can you offer any help or advice?
Thank you for your time.