shims... what a friggin' pain!

schnowz schnowz at
Fri Aug 24 15:03:31 PDT 2007

  Can you elaborate -I can't visualise how you use this? Yeh I'm stuupid..It 
seems it would just dangle from the pick no?
   I think maybe I got this from another lister..I use a piece of sheetmetal 
slightly wider than the shim. the last 1/2" bent at an angle. Put grease on 
this section - place the shim on and then place over the valve and us a 
wiping action to get it off. It is then sitting on top of the pocket - tap 
it with a small screwdriver until it drops in place. If you tap it too hard 
in one place  it will cock and not go in..

   Pete S
> I use a 90? tip dental pick that has been temporarily magnetized to put 
> them
> in with.  Works great.
> Bill in Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at
> '96 GPz1100
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "1KPerDay" <1kperday at>
>> Grrrrr.... I was up until midnight trying to get the right shims
>> swapped on the SheePz... suckers are a royal PITA to get back in,

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