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1Back to top Go down   Valve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do Empty Valve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do on Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:51 am

redrockmania

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I think I have botched a shim change. After removing a too tight shim, my replacement shim is still too tight after installation. I now can't remove the new shim - the shim is stuck in the bucket and all attempts to remove it are to no avail. I suspect I am the cause of the problem - when fitting the new shim it was not fully seated into the bucket recess - It was partly sitting on top of the protruding outer part if the bucket - I  rotated the cam lobe and the shim then clicked into place in the bucket - I suspect I have caused the bucket metal to spread and the shim is now refusing to budge. I would prefer not to have to remove the camshafts and / or pull the head to fix this - any advice?

    

charlie99

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sharp screwdriver ...find the hole in the perimeter of the bucket   and insert the screwdriver to near under the shim and twist

works for me

good luck murray

if you need help ,i'm not far off    sunday, scheduled ride event up here in glen  so thats out  but Monday perhaps ?


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OValve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do Au-log10

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3Back to top Go down   Valve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do Empty Stuck Shim on Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:24 am

redrockmania

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Thanks Charlie - Will try your tip in the AM - Will also try to do the Sunday ride (will have to be on the Triumph) what time meeting at / leaving Glen. Cheers - Murray

    

charlie99

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10 am leave from the glen Murray

they have scheduled in 9;15 leave from Guyra  to meet in glen at or by 10 .00 am

craig smith is intending on attending , with a view to doing the  Glen , jackadgerry ,  Grafton , Nymboida , Ebor , Guyra loop if a few folks are up for it

but in any case , jackadgerry back up the hill to glen is still a nice run

any and all makes are welcome

it's on fb ... glen innes celtic cruiser's  ulysses club inc.

 not that im a fan of Ulysses type clubs at all   but it is a chance to say g'day and ride some eh ?


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OValve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

5Back to top Go down   Valve Shim Stuck in bucket - what to do Empty stuck valve shiim on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:56 pm

redrockmania

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Charlie's suggestion of a very sharp screwdriver has worked. Stuck shim has been extracted. Many thanks.
See you Charlie at the Sunday ride.

    

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