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I just got done calling all the Suzuki dealers in my area regarding the purchase of valve shims and they all said, "We'd have to order those!". So I asked, "Do you have to order them when someone brings their bike in for a valve adjustment?" They said. "No, the mechanics keep their own supply of shims, but they are not for sale." Total BS! I also heard, "There are too many sizes to stock them." Yeah, they sure take up a lot of space, huh? :thumbsup: BS again!

Anyway, where can I go to buy them? Only place I know of is Ron Ayers, but I'll have to wait for shipping.

Any ideas?

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Hot Cams make a set, you can get them from the TT Store, or E-Bay or even direct from Hot Cams.

You get three of each size in the set, I got mine from E-Bay cost about £45.00 shipped from the USA to the UK.

Neil. :thumbsup::ride::applause:

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If you need to go smaller, then emery cloth, a figure 8 pattern, a micrometer and some patience are all you need, i did mine a couple years ago and there have been no issues, pretty standard operating procedure around here. Obviously if you will be doing a rebuild or putting in cams ect and just as likely will need to go up then the shim kit is definately the way to go.

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Get the Hotcam shim kit if your keeping the bike for a while or gettin cams in the future.

If not, just buy the correct shim from the dealer, prob less than a buck in USD/each.

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Get the Hotcam shim kit if your keeping the bike for a while or gettin cams in the future.

If not, just buy the correct shim from the dealer, prob less than a buck in USD/each.

Um, no,, more like

Part Number: 12892-41C00-285

Description: SHIM,TAPPET 2.8

Source: SUZUKI

Price: $4.62

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Holy :thumbsup:

Up here I know they are about a few $ a shim. Thats why I went with the Hotcam kit for my LTZ and now its usefull for this bike as well.

Plus like originally said, you need to order them which is a pain when trying to re-shim.

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Um, no,, more like

Part Number: 12892-41C00-285

Description: SHIM,TAPPET 2.8

Source: SUZUKI

Price: $4.62

I was just going to say that... nothing at the stealer is less than a buck. :thumbsup:

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Ya I know eh!

I should have figured that since they bend you over royally ever time.

But I figured with a price up here close to yours stated, you guys would have it a hell of alot cheaper like everything else. Like insurance lets say ... :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the advice everyone. :thumbsup: I guess I either order a Hot Cams shim kit from TT (and wait) or find a retail store/stealer around here that sells them. According to the part number reference the shims that fit the DRZ also fit CRF450, TTR250, YZ/WR400/426 and YZ/WR450. I'll try some of these stealers tomorrow.

I thought I would have these in hand today and be riding tomorrow. Freggin Suzuki dealers! :ride::applause:

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$7.25 ea at 3 local dealers here just above Tampa Fl. I needed 4, shoulda bought the kit. Theres a kit on the bay for 69.00 free shipping. I have 2 drz's so Im sure Ill need some more in the future.

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$7.25 ea at 3 local dealers here just above Tampa Fl. I needed 4, shoulda bought the kit. Theres a kit on the bay for 69.00 free shipping. I have 2 drz's so Im sure Ill need some more in the future.

$69.00 w/free shipping looks like the lowest price going.

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From frustration to the joy of doing a valve adjustment, and having every size at your disposal :thumbsup:

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whats the OD on the shimms ------------------- I have a CHIT lode of shims from toyota motors and i wonder if the OD is the same. IF so i think i have 3 of everysize ever made LOL

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