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post #1 of 6 Old 02-22-2015, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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need a couple shims

i need 3 shims. all 3 need to be 240. i have many, many shims to trade, all but 2 are 245 and up. 2 are thinner but markings worn off.

for a klr but 29mm from bmw and kz/z1 shims will work as well.




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post #2 of 6 Old 02-23-2015, 12:28 PM
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You could surface grind or lap the 245's. I just swap then at friends' shops unless there's a panic on Sunday or Monday when shops are closed. I gave up keeping them around as never seemed to have the right sizes. ;-)
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I haven't had a whole lot of luck trading shims. Generally when I need a specific size so does everyone else.

Found the best place to buy them was here:

http://www.newmotorcycleparts.com/mo...lve_shims.html

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had a buddy that had 1 240. so i will get both exhaust valves to loose end of spec. both intakes are right in middle @ .006. think i will try to surface those down a hair and button it back up.

thanks fellas...

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I'm sure that you already know but they can be done by hand on an oil or water stone like used for sharpening tools or knives. Use a figure 8 pattern to reduce rocking and turn the shim in the fingers to help even things out. I find that I need to use a micrometer or good calipers more now to keep things even....old age? Probably. :-)
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I'm sure that you already know but they can be done by hand on an oil or water stone like used for sharpening tools or knives. Use a figure 8 pattern to reduce rocking and turn the shim in the fingers to help even things out. I find that I need to use a micrometer or good calipers more now to keep things even....old age? Probably. :-)
thats what i plan on doing for the 2 intakes. i been using a digital micrometer for years as most of my spare shims have markings worn off.

thanks..

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