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Valve shim tips

Guest Joeslow

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..Get the proper manufacturer's removal tool is a good one.

I bought a "Motion Pro" copy for use on my Yamaha XJ600S diversion cost 15 quid, made out of cheese, crap profile.

Now got the proper Yam tool, cost 20 quid, cheaper than I thought, perfect.

Shims now come out easy as pie.

Next tip is for shim newbies, the gap closes up when the valve wears into the seat.

And get a good strong magnetic pickup tool to pull the shim out, much better than piddling around with snipe pliers & screwdrivers etc.


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