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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?

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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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