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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Help Needed - Shims and Buckets mixed up

Hey everyone, im new to the forum.
Im currently in the process of doing the valve lash adjustments on my bike, 2010, it's got the shims and buckets in the head. I took all the measurements and ordered some shims for it from Precision Shims in Austrailia. I dont work for these guys, but they have a superb selection of shims, incase anyone else is doing their valve lash and wants to know where to get them. 5 bucks a piece, cheap shipping, and they come in .02 and some in .01mm increments. Check them out!
Anyways, i took the cams out and everything. Had all the buckets and shims placed on a piece of paper and wrote where they came from to keep them in order. My cat was bored and looking for things to play with. I came home from work and found all my buckets and shims scattered on the floor.
So now i dont know what valves they came from.
I know where i need to put my shims when i reasemble it.
Does it matter if the buckets get mixed up?

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Just make sure the measurements are all within spec.
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I bought some Lucas engine assembly lube, should i smear the buckets with that when i put them back in? Thought i should do that with the cams.
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I bought some Lucas engine assembly lube, should i smear the buckets with that when i put them back in? Thought i should do that with the cams.
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Just a tiny bit, not a lot.
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Still waiting for shims. Measured all my buckets last night. From the inside bottom to the cam face. There all within .0018" of each other. The factory shims were way off from each other. With the shims I ordered, all the lash specs would of been .001 within each other. Would of had it perfect if it wasn't for the buckets getting mixed up. Good enough I guess. Still better than the dealership would of done. I'll double check the measurements when its all back together. Might have to play musical buckets just to get it back to perfect.

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