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post #1 of 21 Old 03-22-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Motion Pro valve shim tool

Has anyone tried the Motion Pro valve shim tool for Kawi?, it appears that it may work on the KLR
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I am not quite sure how that works, or maybe I am looking at wrong tool. About all you do is measure your clearances, use the shim calculator to determine what size shim you will need and install the new shims. As for removing them I use a pair of hemastats, those doctor looking things that lock when squeezed together.

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its the tool that looks like a small pry bar with a ball on the end and a double crecent looking holding fixture, iit looks as if you would depress the shim-bucket-valve assy. and then insert the crecent piece between the cam and the edge of the bucket, allowing the shim to be retrieved without removing the camshaft
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its the tool that looks like a small pry bar with a ball on the end and a double crecent looking holding fixture, iit looks as if you would depress the shim-bucket-valve assy. and then insert the crecent piece between the cam and the edge of the bucket, allowing the shim to be retrieved without removing the camshaft
Now that would be nice, I hate having to take off the Cam bearing caps, but I still just can't wrap my mind around how it works, LOL, must be a hillbilly thing, I only know the hard way to do things...

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They work very well. I also use a large flat blade screwdriver to pry the bucket downward just don't pry against the cam lobe.

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I can see that if I get a KLR and ride it like it was ment to be ridden I'm gonna need to brush up on my mechanical skills.

My current ride only requires an oil change, tire pressure check, and an ocasional loose bolt tightened.

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They work very well. I also use a large flat blade screwdriver to pry the bucket downward just don't pry against the cam lobe.
I have these tools from my old KZ1000, and they allowed you to push down the bucket and change shims without removing the cams. Have you used them on your KLR?
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thats one of the bikes they advertise that they work on, i have not tried it on my KLR yet, i was wondering if anyone else has, and if it works well before i buy one, its only 10-12$, so i guess i could modify if it doesnt fit exactly right
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Motion Pro Valve Shim Tool. Can it work on KRL 650

Resurrecting an old forum thread......

Does anybody use the Motion Pro Valve Shim Tool for Kawasaki Motorcycles to change shims on the KLR 650 without disturbing the cam caps, the cam chain tensioner, and the camshafts?

Seems like a very good idea. It works on other engines. Why not on this one?


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Has anyone tried the Motion Pro valve shim tool for Kawi?, it appears that it may work on the KLR
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