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Valve adjustment 5 months 3 weeks ago #29280

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Hi, I’ve been trying to get my 79 KZ1300 road worthy. Haven’t had any luck finding a mechanic familiar with  the bike. Any help would be appreciated! Zip code 11782

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Valve adjustment 5 months 3 weeks ago #29283

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Have you considered doing the work yourself with the aid of the factory service manual and the expert guidance available on this website?
 

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Valve adjustment 5 months 2 weeks ago #29296

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As a matter of fact I have considered it. I have the manual, new gasket and caps. I understand there is a special tool involved. Definitely would be would need help along the way. 
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Valve adjustment 5 months 2 weeks ago #29297

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I did consider it. I have new gasket and caps. Isn’t a special tool involved, and are shims easily available?
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Valve adjustment 5 months 2 weeks ago #29298

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29mm valve shims  fit many makes and models range from 2.00mm - 3.10mm. Some dealerships used to offer shim swapping for a minimal price. Take them the shims you don't need and get the ones you do. Alternatively, keep the old ones for possible shim changing later and buy new ones for $9.00 a piece??

Valve shim adjusting tool   $10.97 US plus shipping. 

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Valve adjustment 5 months 1 week ago #29339

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When adjusting valves at the different crank positions do you do all the exhaust at one time and move crank and do all intake?
 

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