The Orange Beast is gone

Paul Heim SuprHtr at
Tue Jul 8 19:21:44 PDT 2008

My ZR-7S, with its almost vintage 1980 air-cooled 750 lump, has 
shim-under-bucket valves, and I can say with certainty that it's a major 
PITA to adjust valve clearances compared to the GPz.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "1KPerDay" <1kperday at>
Cc: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: The Orange Beast is gone

> Aye... but it seems the super-cool finger-follower design has been
> relegated to the Buell 1125R only (and maybe a BMW or two)... the
> ZX-14 got the ZX-12's valvetrain also. Hopefully they won't need
> adjusting too often... CHECKING them is just as easy as with the GPz
> but the shims are under buckets if they need swapping.
> On 7/5/08, Dave Daniels <dwaynedaniels at> wrote:
>> Remove the cams to swap the shims??? What a dumb thing that is!
> -- 
> Utah Jeff
> '96 SheePz1100

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