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Old 02-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just an FYI...if your doing a valve adjust, these are the shims that work. Much cheaper than OEM. 25 MM. All these are interchangeable

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CB750, CB750C, CB750F, CB750K, CB750SC dohc (79-83)
CB900, CB900C, CB900F, CB1000C, CB1100F, CBX (all)

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Hinckly triples and fours
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XJ600 Seca II (92-98)
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And some Honda automobiles also use 25 mm shims.

I find that many of the young kids who staff the parts desks at Bike dealers will not know enough to help you with this. Talk to the Service manager. They usually have a box full of 25mm shims in the Service department. Some will trade you shims if yours still have the thickness markings on them.
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And some Honda automobiles also use 25 mm shims.

I find that many of the young kids who staff the parts desks at Bike dealers will not know enough to help you with this. Talk to the Service manager. They usually have a box full of 25mm shims in the Service department. Some will trade you shims if yours still have the thickness markings on them.
Right, the list is not nearly complete - but adequate for the job. Just ask for 25mm valve shims.

I have never had to purchase a shim. There is always some shop around that will swap with you.
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dont get it, why would you change your OEM 25mm shims for other 25mm shims with the dealer. why would the dealer find your used ones useful over his new ones, what an i missing here?
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they swap old ones for old ones not new, dont buy new way way way to expensive
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dont get it, why would you change your OEM 25mm shims for other 25mm shims with the dealer. why would the dealer find your used ones useful over his new ones, what an i missing here?
25mm is the O.D., not the thickness of the shim. Shims are extremely hard, they hardly ever wear out. That being said, always check them on install! Since bikes use a whole spectrum of different shim thicknesses to make the proper valve adjustment, dealers always need a great variety, so your shims will work just as well for them as any other.

Just because you take your bike to a dealer for a valve adjustment does not mean you are getting new shims. You might be getting someone else's old ones! They work just as well for the job.
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