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if anyone can help me pick new shims please.
Inlets
1. 00.5 shim 190
2. .005 shim 184
3. .005 shim 186
4. .005 shim 204
5. .005 shim 185.
6. .005 shim 186
7. .006 shim 186
Exhaust
1. .005 Shim 185
2. .005 shim 184
3. .004 shim183
4. .003 shim 201
5. .004 shim 185
6. .003 shim 200
7. .004 shim 185
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Can anyone help me with my valve clearence. What are they best being set at. I got told exhaust .009 inlet .006.
if anyone can help me pick new shims please.
I have inlet 1. 00.5 shim 190 2. .005 shim 184 3. .005 shim 186 4. .005 shim 204 5. .005 shim 185. 6. .005 shim 186 7. .006 shim 186 8. .005 181
exhaust 1. .005 Shim 185 2. .005 shim 184 3. .004 183 4. .003 shim 201 5. .004 185 6. .003 200 7. .004 185
thanks
andrew
Anyone help me please this is very disappointing upto now for a R6 forum :mad:
 

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Example If you have a 195 shim going to a 200 shim would decrease the gap by 005 so on and so forth
 

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So if I measured let say .005 with a shim of 180 and need a gap of .020 I would need a shim of 165. What happens if I have a in between number like 0.07 and you can not get shims in say 182 183 etc. How do you get a in between.:screwy
 

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If you look in the manual it gives you minimum and maximum spec. Just go with the shim that's closer to the maximum because they get tighter over time. But yes if you had a 005 gap with a 180 shim and wanted a 020 gap you would use a shim that is 165.
Just for example. Say min gap is .010-.020max. You have 190 shim and it's at .008 you would just use a 180 shim. That would put it at .018 gap which is in spec
 

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If you look in the manual it gives you minimum and maximum spec. Just go with the shim that's closer to the maximum because they get tighter over time. But yes if you had a 005 gap with a 180 shim and wanted a 020 gap you would use a shim that is 165.
Just for example. Say min gap is .010-.020max. You have 190 shim and it's at .008 you would just use a 180 shim. That would put it at .018 gap which is in spec
You have been a great help mate. If you do not ask you do not learn. Do you no how small the shims go down to. I am wondering if I could play about with my shims I have and swop any about to save on buying loads. It will just take a bit working out lol.
 

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You can swap them around to make it work. Use a good micrometer to measure the old shims to know exactly what size they are. The kit I got was about $30.
 

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I'm sure someone in the uk sales them. Idk if it comes smaller or not. I just bought the kit that was for my 07.
 

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Just looked it seems like you can get anywhere from 1.20 -3.50 sizes.
 

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I'm sure someone in the uk sales them. Idk if it comes smaller or not. I just bought the kit that was for my 07.
Do you no much about bike problems. My R6 has started running lumpy on low end tick over. Revs up and down and pops and shit out of the exhaust. Could the valve clearence be causing this because they are all over the place. I mixed them all up when I had the head off to do the head gasket because a spark plug end snapped and got stuck in the head and I could not tap it out without taking the head off.
Anyway without thinking I mixed all the tappets and shims up and i have had to start again. Big mistake I will never do again. Looking at my exhaust gaps now they are a mile out now then. I just wished I could sort her and ride it again because it is now a big bag of shit.
 

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Bad valve clearance can make it run bad and not idle right. I'm not really sure what your problem is tho. Have you already put the head back on?
 

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Bad valve clearance can make it run bad and not idle right. I'm not really sure what your problem is tho. Have you already put the head back on?
Yeah head is back on, I leak tested the valves while it was off with the pour test they all ok no leaks. Done a compression test after I have 190psi across all cylinders so that Should be fine. It must be down to the carb or valve clearance now I would say.
 
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