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Tiger's 885i & 955i - Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 885i & 955i Tigers

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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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I stand corrected, I am a complete idiot.
I had the entire top end apart and I convinced myself it was shim under bucket.
WRONG!

25mm shim kit coming up.

You send them to the best schools and you see how they turn out.
SAD!
Oh well, at least I have a nice kit for my Sprints...
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post #32 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 07:33 AM
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I must really like this bike - 06 refurb

Pretty sure it was a stinking hot day the day you ordered those 9.48 shims wasnít it *wink wink.


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Mostly looking at oily shims stuck to the buckets and convincing myself they were hard chromed cam followers (they have a similar look to what I've pulled out of around 100 Guzzis back in the 90s.

Oh well, got a bunch of used shims and buckets coming so we'll see if there's anything suitable in the assortment.

Kind of a shame as I have the tool for using the shim over bucket and haven't used it yet.
The good news is I get to put my micrometer to some more use, that's always fun.

While I think of it, for shim kits it looks like it's K&L and that's about it.
Not exactly inexpensive and the steps are rather large so scrounging up used shims and seeing what you've got or buying one at a time seems like the way to go.

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40 Forevers Later,
Engine oil and filter changed, fuel pump filter changed, , stator wiring unsoldered, moved behind the water hose and resolderd and the valve clearances set (only one was out of spec).

If nothing else I now have a pretty good assortment of shims (and used buckets) courtesy of eBay and a fancy schmancy Mitutoyo digital caliper. Whoo hoo!

After much screwing around, I finally decided the easiest way to do this is just pull the cam chain tensioner, pull both cams, pull the bucket out with a magnet, change the shim and then reinstall the cams and tensioner.
Oh, I can just pull one cam and easy peasy, I'm so clever this is a real time saver no wonder they pay me the big bucks but I still don't see the groupies lining up at the front door there must be some sort of mix up and nope, it just kept driving me crazy until I finally gave in and pulled the other cam.

Other than a drooling countershaft sprocket seal which is a project for another time the old girl is done.
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New countershaft sprocket seal installed, test ride, chain adjusted and lubed with DuPont Chain Saver and now everything works like it should.

Looking back, I knew that this would be an expensive bike to own and maintain but I wasn't expecting it to be quite this involved.

Aside from the oil consumption issue the only problems the bike has suffered have been a broken IACV line, two turn signals which just snapped because they're junk and a sticking rear caliper piston. Everything else has just been regular or preventative maintenance/upgrades.

I'd buy another one, there's nothing else quite like it.
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New countershaft sprocket seal installed, test ride, chain adjusted and lubed with DuPont Chain Saver and now everything works like it should.

Looking back, I knew that this would be an expensive bike to own and maintain but I wasn't expecting it to be quite this involved.

Aside from the oil consumption issue the only problems the bike has suffered have been a broken IACV line, two turn signals which just snapped because they're junk and a sticking rear caliper piston. Everything else has just been regular or preventative maintenance/upgrades.

I'd buy another one, there's nothing else quite like it.

Expensive in terms of effort put in. Imagine getting all that done at a dealer !!

But......you used your man skills to do a manly job, a good job, a job that's saved you loads of money, and now you can ride your bike in a manly way, with a sense of manly pride......well done !

Safe riding.
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Good point!

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