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Thread: Valve Adjustment Shims for GSW: where to buy?

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    Valve Adjustment Shims for GSW: where to buy?

    Anyone know where I can buy these if I want to do valve checks and adjustments myself?

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    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    Nothing appropriate on Beemer Boneyard.

    Nor on the parts fiche on Max BMW.

    Is there a kit I can buy?

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    REALOEM Fiche

    Max BMW is acting strange these days. If it works for you then look at diagram 11_5221, Item #7 or try the link above. It's called an "Adjusting Plate."

    RealOEM lets you input the last-7 of your VIN to make sure have the correct model.
    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    If I remember correctly someone here found a set on amazon

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    If I remember correctly someone here found a set on amazon

    Jim
    That would amazing. And the tool for getting each shim too.

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    Wiseco VSK4 is the kit from Amazon...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I bought this kit a few months back and they are fine. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    Wiseco VSK4 is the kit from Amazon...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I bought this kit a few months back and they are fine. YMMV
    Do you have the tool to get the shims off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbjose View Post
    Do you have the tool to get the shims off?
    No special tools needed for the shims although a strong magnet helps to keep them from ending up inside the engine.
    Last edited by RIDERR1150GSADV; 09-10-2018 at 08:59 PM.
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    Spot on
    Just ordered a set for me $59 prime to ca.

    Thanks

    Jim

    FYI. My bmw mechanic friend recommends having a spare set of valve cover gaskets, as a rule they change them out, reduces possibility of comebacks for leaks

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    I got this set https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 a while but haven't used any yet.

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    Spot on
    Just ordered a set for me $59 prime to ca.

    Thanks

    Jim

    FYI. My bmw mechanic friend recommends having a spare set of valve cover gaskets, as a rule they change them out, reduces possibility of comebacks for leaks
    I found out the hard way on a trip that those gaskets can leak.. Fortunately my dealer warranted the offending seal after needing RTV gasket sealer.. Never ever happened with my oil-heads....
    IIRC they are very expensive!
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    I'd hate to spend north of $60 to buy 61 shims I wouldn't need (assuming I even need to adjust any of them - and what do you do if four are out by the same amount as the kit only comes with three of each). I get that it's inconvenient to figure out which ones you need and then have to wait for delivery and there's no dollar savings if you need to change out all of them but I'd rather not have to keep a bunch around that I may never use. Food for thought...
    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    Spot on
    Just ordered a set for me $59 prime to ca.

    Thanks

    Jim

    FYI. My bmw mechanic friend recommends having a spare set of valve cover gaskets, as a rule they change them out, reduces possibility of comebacks for leaks
    Thanks. What do you think of the after market valve cover bolts? The one screwed with Allen screws instead of torx


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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    I'd hate to spend north of $60 to buy 61 shims I wouldn't need (assuming I even need to adjust any of them - and what do you do if four are out by the same amount as the kit only comes with three of each). I get that it's inconvenient to figure out which ones you need and then have to wait for delivery and there's no dollar savings if you need to change out all of them but I'd rather not have to keep a bunch around that I may never use. Food for thought...
    I think the savings from doing the adjustment yourself more than justifies that, right?

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