Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I have found OEM shims can vary a little bit from #. Say + or - .0005 inch, so not much. But like klr4evr, if in doubt break-out the mic. or dial caliper. And confirm the clearance before re-installing the cover.
It could potentially be possible for say a BMW shim to be numbered 278. Would actually represent #2.775mm. Sort of like our Keihin carb jets. 140, 142, 145, 148.
Some of the tiny KX and ZX shims are available in 1/2 sizes. So I'll suggest it could be possible.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 01-30-2017 at 08:39 PM.
Reason: Just realized that I had the decimal point in the wrong position! 2.775mm