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post #41 of 60 Old 07-07-2019, 03:54 PM
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Bummer on the dealer mode, it would be nice if it was something simple.

On the shims ...

You have a few choices. You can go with OEM Suzuki shims which will take forever. You wont know what you need until you're into the procedure.
If your local dealer has them than that's fine, if not that means ordering them and waiting while your in the middle of the procedure.


Many use the Hot Cams Kits.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...shims&_sacat=0


There is also Rick a vendor here.
https://www.adventuretech.biz




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post #42 of 60 Old 07-07-2019, 04:12 PM
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.... Any good recommendations on where to buy shims?
Check out Rocky Maintain ATV
you can buy just the ones you need and they even come in 0.05mm steps. Takes 2 days or so to arrive is the main disadvantage.

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RM ATV should work.. they are just 380 miles North up the Highway from me.
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Update.
After watching the video linked above I did remove the valve covers and measure once, measure twice with feeler gauges.
The readings are thus in the front, with allowances being 4-8000. Objective is to resize gaps mid-range, thus 6k (.152) for intake and 10k (.254) for exhaust.
Intake 1: .0045/.102 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .230
Intake 2: .0035/.089 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .217

Exhaust readings, allowances being 8-12000.

Exhaust 1: .0065/.166 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .210
Exhaust 2: .0045/.102 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .146

Rear Cylinder.
Intake 1: .005/.127 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .255
Intake 2: .003/.076 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .205
Exhaust 1: .009/.229 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .273
Exhaust 2: .0065/.166 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .210

A few of these readings should explain the lowered power and compression..some valves way too tight after first check at 30k miles.

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Double check the readings when you have the cam shafts back in before closing everything up. Just to make sure.

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post #46 of 60 Old 07-10-2019, 05:35 AM
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Update.
After watching the video linked above I did remove the valve covers and measure once, measure twice with feeler gauges.
The readings are thus in the front, with allowances being 4-8000. Objective is to resize gaps mid-range, thus 6k (.152) for intake and 10k (.254) for exhaust.
Intake 1: .0045/.102 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .230
Intake 2: .0035/.089 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .217

Exhaust readings, allowances being 8-12000.

Exhaust 1: .0065/.166 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .210
Exhaust 2: .0045/.102 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .146

Rear Cylinder.
Intake 1: .005/.127 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .255
Intake 2: .003/.076 mm (stock shim is .280) New Shim .205
Exhaust 1: .009/.229 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .273
Exhaust 2: .0065/.166 mm (stock shim is .298) New Shim .210

A few of these readings should explain the lowered power and compression..some valves way too tight after first check at 30k miles.


Good job. Interested to see to the results.

Bad job. Waiting twice as long @ 30K instead of 15K



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8 new valve shims ordered yesterday from Rocky Mountain ATV, in Utah of course.
The dismantling of the bike has not been difficult at all. Far from what I initially dreaded. With the great assistance of the two videos on YT. Had I realized the effort requires hours and not days I would have made the attempt years ago, like the manual says. However, other than TBS being very out, the bike has run well over the 4 years and 5000 miles that I have owned and ridden it.
I hope to reassemble the beast, and experience the full HP and compression as Suzuki intended by this weekend.

In the meantime I just have to rumble around town on my ZX14 Ninja.
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8 new valve shims ordered yesterday from Rocky Mountain ATV, in Utah of course.
The dismantling of the bike has not been difficult at all. Far from what I initially dreaded. With the great assistance of the two videos on YT. Had I realized the effort requires hours and not days I would have made the attempt years ago, like the manual says. However, other than TBS being very out, the bike has run well over the 4 years and 5000 miles that I have owned and ridden it.
I hope to reassemble the beast, and experience the full HP and compression as Suzuki intended by this weekend.

In the meantime I just have to rumble around town on my ZX14 Ninja.

Rumble on.
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The Ballad of the DL1000 continued-

I did receive the 8 new shims ordered from RM ATV on Saturday. After installing and remeasuring all the clearances I realized the gaps were drastically different from what I expected the updated gaps to be.
Which meant that I did not rotate the engine several times to work all the oil out of the valve buckets..thus faulty gap readings.
I did manage to rearrange 4 new shims and achieve close to a center-of-recommended clearance on the Intake/Exhaust and the front cylinder is now good.
Ordered 4 more shims from RM ATV to complete the rear cylinder. Relube/reassemble/rotate and remeasure.
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post #50 of 60 Old 07-15-2019, 11:35 PM
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That's good to note about getting all the oil bled out of the follower or lifters. I have 7,000 more miles before I have to deal with a valve adjustment on the Vee.

The last shim type valve adjustment was on my Honda Blackbird. That wasn't to bad, I only had one head to deal with and only 3 exhaust valves were tight.
I just had to loosen the cam chain tensioner and move the cams out of the way a little bit. That motor had 76,000 miles at that time. I just sold it with 78,000 miles and it was still running like a swiss watch.

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