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post #1 of 2 Old 08-25-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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adjusting valves on 2002 dl1000

does anybody know which hot cams valve shim kit would have the most common sizes in it for vee?

2002 DL1000 Werks basket, Holeshot pipes, Madstad, speedo healer, GIpro w/atre, Dobeck TFi, Russell Day Long, Kappa luggage, etc. etc. etc.
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-26-2012, 06:32 AM
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I finally did the check at 24,000 miles in 2009.

Three intakes had 2.75 shims, one had 2.72.
Three exhaust had 2.90, one exhaust had 2.88 shim.
I'd call that fussy adjustment at the factory, since retail shims are only available to the nearest .05mm.

The 2.72 intake and 2.88 exhaust were barely at minimum. Both needed 2 sizes down (2.65, 2.80)
to get to high end of clearance spec., the rest just one size down ([email protected], [email protected]).

I bought the sizes needed at a dealer for $6 each - no exchanges available here.

It's running great at 50,000 miles, but probably time to check again this winter.


2002 DL1000 - 70K of joy, so far...
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