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Offline grizzlybear

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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2019, 07:25:26 AM »
Muddysump serviced my engine last week,  she done 32000 miles and still no shim changes needed
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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2019, 11:41:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by grizzlybear [+]
Muddysump serviced my engine last week,  she done 32000 miles and still no shim changes needed

Is your bike used most days?
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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2019, 12:44:48 PM »
No,  it a pleasure tool so is used for 100 plus rides.  I got a CG125 for the 3.5 mile ride to work. 
The blokes at work ask why I don't come to work on your Tiger,  I say " you don't wear your best suit for work,  do you"  :038:
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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2019, 12:48:12 PM »
Thinking I may hold off for now. At least take it up to 24000 b4 I decide
to get it done by mechanic or tackle it myself.
It be a no for me for daily use. 

I take easy car option to work

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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2019, 01:04:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by grizzlybear [+]
No,  it a pleasure tool so is used for 100 plus rides.  I got a CG125 for the 3.5 mile ride to work. 

Reason I asked was 'cos some who commute on their bikes say their clearances are always ok. I wondered if it's 'cos oil is always up top as against drained down on the sunny Sunday bikes. Mebbe just luck with some. Mine have needed changing every time on every Triumph I've had, except when dealer has done it.
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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2019, 01:24:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kris [+]
I am planning to do it myself.  I hope I am up to the job.  I got the go-no-go feeler gauges.  speaking of which, those guys at the dealership use the same gauges over and over again, and it is possible that they become thinner as they wear off, and it is having the smaller clearance is that is bigger of an issue.

Where did you get your go-no-go feeler gauges?

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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2019, 07:09:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by OHRider [+]
Where did you get your go-no-go feeler gauges?

Thanks
Al
I have this set:
http://www.inspection.ie/insize-is14602-100-32-insize-feeler-gauges-description-insize-feeler-gauges-length-100mm-range-0-03-1-00mm-number-of-blades-32-blades-0-03-0-04-0-05-0-06-0-07-0-08-0-09-0-10-0-13-0-15-0-18-0-20-0-23-0-25-0-28-0-30-0-33-0-35.html

I had some problems measuring correct at exhaust side. For me it was much easier bending the blades, shaped like Ls.
(Thinner blades at inlet and more space so no problems there)
Here is a photo:
« Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 07:10:49 PM by Rorut »

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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by t_revs [+]
Hi
I have just done the shims on my 800R are after - wait for it - 26,000 miles. Yeeha. It was running fine so I just left it until I started getting paranoid.
By the way the airfilter was what you might call black. 14 off ebay.
So Exhaust gaps - .30  .31    .30  .31    .37  .37
     Inlet               .16  .17    .16  .18    .17  .16

Weird that the cam sprocket side should open up and not close up like the rest.
I think its no point in buying a kit for 50 as I actually only had to buy 4 shims ( I mixed and matched 5 existing shims) from Bikeaholics on ebay at 4.99 each.
Buy from Bikeaholics as they seem to be the only seller with shim increments of .025, most are .05 which did not work on some gaps. In fact 3 shims were a Triumph size of 2.48, a strange size. Also checked the gaps 3 times to make sure of the right sizes. Yeah a bit anal but was worth it.
I bought a 32 blade MM feeler gauge off ebay, you'll need to curl the end to fit in the gap.
I also made a crib sheet to make sure I didn't make a mistake. Gap size goes in circles, old shim to new shim sizes underneath.
Hope this helps

T_revs


Hi,

I have a tiger 800, 2013. I am searching dia of shims but I could not find it. I found two sizes; 7.48 and 9.5 which one is correct?
Fowlerpart are selling parts with number T1130598, when I search, it come with 9.5 diameter.
thanks for helping

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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
Yes mate, 7.48mm
P1010001 by Billy Bananahead, on Flickr
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Re: Valve Clearance Check and Shims Size
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2019, 10:09:20 PM »
Hello. Just did my 12K miles/ 20000 km service myself on my '14 xc.
I had 3 valves out of spec (2 inlet and 1 exhaust) so worth checking i think ...

 


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