My valve shim saga that turned into a paper mess

corbie at corbie at
Mon May 18 16:29:21 PDT 2009

great news Ralph the GPZ is saved
> So I took the bike apart today, with the help of my buddy Jerry. We 
> pulled the tank and the lowers,unhooked the radiator and oil cooler 
> and hung them there. Dropped the oil pan and BAM! There it was. 
> Lots of shredded paper towel. Had a heck of a time trying to figure 
> out where this black formed rubber hose went that fell out when I 
> removed the oil pan. Cleaned out everything, but to get the oil pan 
> off I had to remove the oil hose that goes up to the top of the 
> cylinder head. I decided to remove it at the head because it was 
> easier to reach then down below. Big mistake. Whoever had the bike 
> before or maybe directly from the factory had put that thing on and 
> cross threaded it. It was all stripped out. I tried everything 
> including Teflon tape to get it to seat and it would not. Nothing 
> worked. So I had to make another hundred dollar order to Ron Ayers 
> for a new hose and a new fitting that sits on the right top side of 
> the engine. That done I stood there holding the hose in place and 
> started it, the bike started and the oil light went out right away. 
> As soon as I saw that I shut it down because the oil line was 
> leaking, but everything seemed fine. No noises and the oil light 
> was out so I was happy.Now when the new parts get here it should be 
> all good. Hopefully it'll be before my trip or I'll be taking the 
> YZF.
> Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
> Author of "Help! they're all out to get me!
> The motorcyclists guide to surviving the everyday world."
> ISBN# 1-4137-6187-9
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