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With my new cams, and a short ride, I checked my clearances. The intake sides are both good at .152. The exhaust has one side at .190 with a 315 shim. I think I need a 310 shim for that? The other side is at .203 with a 318 shim. The .203 is at the very bottom of the limit. Could I replace the 318 with the 315 to get a little extra? Then I would only need to buy the 310.

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While on the shim question, I would like to thank the TTStore. I just ordered a HotCams shim kit from Brian. I didn't realize they're so inexpensive. I'll never, NEVER, have to be rejected by some idiot counter monkey again. Everyone here should own one of these kits :):):p

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Anyone? Anyone know off the top of your heads how much the shim kit is from the TT store? I hate bothering them all the time........... :)

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Mark this down as one more thing I need to buy. 62 bucks is cheap insurance against my dealer. He is a crook from well nevermind but it's damn hot there. Plus he sells Kawasaki also so there is no way around him. Thank God for the TT store, I think I'll get mine and go tell them I need 3 shims which he wants 11 bucks a piece for, and then show him my whole kit while walking out the door. prairiedawg :)

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Tear 'em up Prairiedawg! $11 bucks a shim? Wow! He's got about a 300% profit margin goin' there! It would be nice to have a kit and the $62 is pretty good through the TT Store. Suzuki wants over $400 for theirs...'course I think it has half-sizes, too. I just bought the shims I needed from Ron Ayers for just over $4 each and you know he's makin' money on 'em. You like to support a local dealer but if he rips you off every time you come through the door pretty soon you ain't gonna go through that door. I'm 150 miles from the nearest dealer of any sort so just about everything I buy gets ordered....I'm watchin' your posts Prairiedawg and I like your positive input. Keep up the good work! :)

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I live about 75 miles from the nearest Suzi dealer & order them on the phone, I pay around 6.50 per shim, of course it takes a week to 10 days to get them. :)

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Hey you guys that are buying single shims from the parts counter!

Try going to the service counter next time! They will usually trade em out for free! :)

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Trade them? I couldn't get past "Got any 280s?".... No...."285s?"....No ...."290s?".... Yes, two, but I can't sell them to you cause someone might bring their bike in for an adjustment :p I can order them though, $8 a piece PLUS shipping :) Wait a minute, what did you say they were for? A Suzuki? No, we don't sell Suzuki, so the one's we do have, even though they look EXACTLY the same, won't fit.... :)

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150 emery cloth, micrometer, figure 8 pattern, check frequently (all the way around the edge and center), patience, done! My mechanic has been doing it for years with no ill effects and you can set your clearance exactly how you want it. :)

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Hey you guys that are buying single shims from the parts counter!

Try going to the service counter next time! They will usually trade em out for free! :)

Not many shops do that any more sno, so a person needs to either call around or visit and see who will.

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