Its that being down several days waiting for shims to arrive that makes me hesitant to do this necessary procedure. That's a PITA.
You show NOVA as your home base. There are shims available local.
Morton's BMW on Route 1 in Fredericksburg stocks 29mm shims. Under 5 bucks a piece. I would be surprised if you really needed three shims. Usually one or two is all that I ever need to replace, if I shuffle around what is already in the bike.
Capital Cycle @ Sterling has shims in stock, around 5 bucks a piece.
800 642 5100. Short hours on Saturdays, 10-1. Open till 6PM during the week
Coleman Power Sports @ Falls Church will trade your used shims for the size you need in the service department. 703-237-3400 Service Department
Remember, you need 29mm shims. 29.5mm, 29.6mm, won't fit in the bucket. Smile and ask them three times to make sure they are 29mm.....no more, no less.
Bring the shims you are replacing. Ask them to use a micrometer caliper and match what you have.
Today, our most promising and productive citizens do not remain in the parts departments. There was a time "parts" was a craft, an art, and the parts man who knew his stuff was King. He had more value than a top box of Snap-On tools. We lost those people about the time pan fried steaks and white bread fell out of vogue. Today, we have inventory monitors. What they convey are just widgets to them. Cross reference? I judged a good parts man on how quick he could rattle off what six cylinder Chevy points worked in a WLA Harley. Todays parts person may think I was challenging their sexual orientation if I mentioned cross reference.