Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Camhead feeler guages?

  1. #1
    Registered User lvermiere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Grand Forks B.C.
    Posts
    76

    Camhead feeler guages?

    2011 1200RT.

    I've checked my valves every 10k miles and now at 65k miles.

    3 different feeler gauges. None worked as well as I would have liked. Too short.

    What do others recommend?

    Lester V in B.C.
    #36473

  2. #2
    I haven't checked the valves on my RT so not sure what the problem is, but you can take the feeler gauge set apart and just use the feelers out of it. Years back I had two sizes I used daily. I bought a couple individual feelers from Snap-On and connected them with a short cord. That was thirty years ago, they are still in my tool box.

    Snap-On has the "normal" length feelers, plus 12" long ones too.

  3. #3
    Registered User jandhumphreyme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Central Maine
    Posts
    423
    My gauges are standard length, 4" maybe. I remove them from the holder, seems to work slick, what length gauge are you using?
    So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
    And we never even know we have the key

  4. #4
    i should be out riding! wyman.winn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Solvang, CA
    Posts
    611
    Hmmm....i really don't see a problem here....

    i use a Starrett NIST certified feeler gauge set that have the leaf length of 2.75".....used successfully on my 13RT....and i did not remove them from the set...

    i do use a pair of loose gauges from Beemer Boneyard for the adjustable type tappets though....

    btw, i check my valve every 6000 miles and the bike has over 104000 miles....do the math...

    Merry Christmas!
    ~wyman~

    2015 BMW S1000R - Duke - Black Storm Metallic
    2013 BMW R1200RT - Sassy - Fluid Grey Metallic

  5. #5
    Registered User lvermiere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Grand Forks B.C.
    Posts
    76
    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    My gauges are standard length, 4" maybe. I remove them from the holder, seems to work slick, what length gauge are you using?
    My sets are 2.5 and 3 inches long. They have worked Ok for all the valve checks/adjusts I've done since 1973. No real problem.

    In my original post I was just wondering what others were using that were longer. I've just ordered an 8 inch set in metric.

Similar Threads

  1. Go-No-Go Valve adjustment feeler guages Oilhead
    By will3hawks in forum Oilheads
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-15-2016, 03:28 AM
  2. K75S Guages
    By 67972 in forum Flying Brick K-bikes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2009, 03:30 PM
  3. guages
    By bmdubyou in forum Airheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-17-2005, 06:16 PM
  4. vacuum guages
    By 12960 in forum Airheads
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-03-2005, 08:08 PM
  5. .15mm and .30mm Feeler Guages/Twinmax
    By stoon48 in forum Oilheads
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-30-2004, 10:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •