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valve shims & Buckets

I've searched the forum on valve adjustments, for a 2004 955i,there are some threads but not exactly what I was looking for.So it's question time

I'm doing the valve adjustment,first time on my Triumph,although have done it several times on Yamaha bucket and shim set up.
I've noticed there is no slot on the bucket for a special tool to hold down the bucket while the shim is extracted,even though I have bought the special tool online a while ago for 2004 955i valve adjustmenting.In my manual it says I'm gonna take out the cams, I'm okay with that.

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While its apart,has anyone ever swaped out the buckets for ones with slots to make the next valve adjustment easier and quicker?

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the shim lives under the bucket, which is inverted so like a hat. you have to lift the bucket off, not hold it down, to remove the shim hence removing the camshafts. I don't see that a slotted bucket will work here.
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+ the shims are something like 9.8mm, where the TT you have listed use the 7.48(?) shims. Want to guess how I know that!

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Rupert......even after reading my service manual , I did not pick up on that fact the shim is under the bucket, I did a yamaha years ago where the shim sat in a recess ontop of the bucket.Sure was simple.
Don't mind takin cams out, but the shim ontop design would have been much easier.Oh well, heats on in garage and beer in the fridge.Might be a good day

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+ the shims are something like 9.8mm, where the TT you have listed use the 7.48(?) shims. Want to guess how I know that!
Sounds like you suggesting not to try to swap shims around between the Daytona and the TT.
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Rupert......even after reading my service manual , I did not pick up on that fact the shim is under the bucket, I did a yamaha years ago where the shim sat in a recess ontop of the bucket.Sure was simple.
Don't mind takin cams out, but the shim ontop design would have been much easier.Oh well, heats on in garage and beer in the fridge.Might be a good day
shim on top was the way a few years ago. shim under bucket is supposed to wear less and is the current way of doing it.
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Thanks for the info..........off to the garage now some cam extraction fun.

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it's so small :)

Wow!..........okay , so that was unexpected.Last time I did valves ( bucket/shim ) style , the shims were about inch in diameter and on top of the bucket.Thanks to Rupert, I found out before hand the shims are now better located under the bucket....and they are small.!

So I have a shim replacement chart that came with the special valve adjustment tool (that doesn't work).Not sure if I trust it now, there's not one in my service binder either

Does anyone have one they would attach and post to me.?

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do you have the workshop manual?

forget that.... I thought there was one in there but there isn't.....

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No...there isn't one in there . your right. The chart I have came with the tool , its good for vin#'s below my bike, I wonder if the shim tolerences are the same

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