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Dbshea 08-19-2016 12:08 PM

WTB valve shims
 
Working on the donor motor for the bagger. Called local first and had to explain to two shops what valve shims were. Needless to say, I'm still looking.

I need : 255, (2) 260, 280, 285, 290.

I'm going to continue the hunt locally but will gladly relieve an XS'er of their shim stock!

Ranger_xs1100 08-19-2016 04:01 PM

290 shim
 
Hi Dbshea,
I have a couple of 290 shims that I'll exchange for whatever you are swapping them out with if that helps.

Dbshea 08-19-2016 04:42 PM

Thanks
 
I appreciate it, turns out I was able to find a shop that still did the swap. Between their stockpile and Don from this forum I'll be back in spec!

IanDMacDonald 08-20-2016 08:57 AM

If u have to explain to a shop what valve shims are, waste not another word, turn around and leave. Seriously. They're used in engines old and new. Whether under or over the bucket.

Dbshea 08-20-2016 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IanDMacDonald (Post 489283)
If u have to explain to a shop what valve shims are, waste not another word, turn around and leave. Seriously. They're used in engines old and new. Whether under or over the bucket.

I've become increasingly frustrated with the local shops here. Years and years ago I worked at a motorcycle shop and the knowledge was incredible. With the advent of technology, cats these days aren't required to know anything. I really want to support my local shops but nearly every single time I need something, I either get a blank stare or "oh, we don't keep parts like that in stock (and I'm not talking about valve shims, I've been left wanting in such trivial searches as inline 1/4" fuel filters!!) but we can order it for you". I CAN ORDER IT FOR ME! I'm trying to help keep your lights on, but if all you're gonna do is type the same parts number into a parts unlimited search engine, I'll gladly do it from home in my underwear.

Bike shops are just dealers now.

IanDMacDonald 08-20-2016 09:55 AM

I agree 100 %. Dealers no-longer stock parts. I buy online now. Only thing I don't is stuff I want today, and I get great discounts.


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