Out of lurk mode............SHIMS, Now more trouble!

Tom tomhoy39 at comcast.net
Sun May 22 12:13:55 PDT 2011

Throttle cables: God, on my GPz900 (KEIHIN CV's with a single cable, it is a
bitch to get that thing on there, can't imagine two).  My method for the
single is the following:  

I monkey the carb rack into a position that seems like it's going to work,
and while holding the rack with one hand, try unsuccessfully for about 15
minutes to get the damned cable knob in its seat.  I then give up in utter
failure and frustration, go to the fridge and grab a can of Foster's (it's
Australian for 'Screw you, you god damned throttle cable), and come back to
it.  Invariably, EVERY TIME, when I come back to it, I hook it all up in the
first go and seat my carbs right up, about 3 minutes, whole process.  

Perhaps, what you are missing from your experimenting is:


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Tom Wheeler
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:29 PM
To: Thomas Hoy
Subject: RE: Out of lurk mode............SHIMS, Now more trouble!

Not quite a year, and I am finally tearing things apart.....  
I think the shims are going to work out good.  I settled on DennisKirk.com.
They had 5 packs of each size, and I only needed 4 different sizes, so it
was the easiest, cheapest way I found to do it.  I also ordered an ignition
advancer also.  Guess I should have asked if anyone had one cheap here
considering how many no longer have a geeper.  Anyhow, I decided I would
clean things up and inspect the carbs, since I was having some idle issues ,
about a year and a half ago.  I can't believe I have not ridden in that
long.  A little kid sure changes what you have time for.  Now if only I knew
the best way to unhook the throttle cables.  I got the choke off fine, but
those 2 together are going to kill me, or I might end up having to purchase
new ones when I destroy them.  Are you supposed to remove them from the
handle to get slack?  Separate them at the adjustment, or am I too stupid to
continue on.  The manual was no use to my brain.  I initially thought I
would just take off the airbox and clean it, then reality hit, and I figured
I should check out the carbs anyhow, since they have to come off too.  I am
going to put a new chain and sprockets, as well as do the rear suspension
maintenance that someone suggested one time to utilize a chain without
needed to put a link in it myself.  I was planning on going up to the 51
tooth rear.  I have looked at a sidewinder set, and they are a little high,
but they claim "I will not need another chain for many tens of thousands of
miles" if I use their setup....  Still looking around.
Really need help on the throttle cables, I have to be making it harder than
it is.
Louisville, KY
PS, If you are still listening, Thanks for The Amazing ValvulatorT Rickard,
worked great!
> From: johnsoliday at msn.com
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: RE: Out of lurk mode............SHIMS
> Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 07:48:05 -0600
> That's handy website, thanks!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
> Behalf Of Steven Bixby
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 12:56 PM
> To: GPZ List
> Subject: Re: Out of lurk mode............SHIMS
> I speak not from actual experience (yet, but very soon!), but my
> understanding is that the more-recent Japanese bikes generally use one of
> two diametric sizes - 7.48mm and 9.48mm.
> Also - HotCams kits are available all over the place, and even better, if
> you know about the right size range you need, you can get a "refill kit"
> cheaper than a whole kit.
> Here's one site: http://www.procycle.us/hotcams/valve_shims.htm
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Arthur Robinson
> <art.robinson at rogers.com>wrote:
> > I seem to remember a list member saying that the same shims were used in
> > a Suzuki (GXSR?) and they were a lot cheaper than Kawi's
> >
> > Art in TO
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
> > On Behalf Of dominatr37
> > Sent: 02 July 2010 14:30
> > To: GPZ List
> > Subject: Re: Out of lurk mode............SHIMS
> >
> > ZZR1200 uses the same shims, as does the ZRX1200
> >
> >
> > Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
> > Author of "Help! They're all out to get me!
> > The Motorcyclists Guide to Surviving the Everyday World!"
> > http://helptheyreallouttogetme.com
> >
> >
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