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    Default Trying to locate 2.50mm valve shims...

    Finally getting close to starting the engine on my '83 GS650GLD. However, I need to find a couple of 2.50mm thick 29.5mm dia. shims to set the valves. Been looking at Z1, Revzilla, BikeBandit, ebay, you name it. Nobody seems to have 2.50 shims. Anybody have a top-level source? Thanks in advance - Chris

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    Shim club here on the site?

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    I noticed this listing on ebay. Good luck!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/40144216970...cAAOSwPhZc20c8
    Last edited by hank2; 04-29-2021 at 01:34 AM.
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    You might check with Cycle Recycle II here in Indy:
    https://newmotorcycleparts.net/motor...lve_shims.html
    They keep a large selection of K&L shims in stock. Of course, I have no idea whether they actually have 2.50 shims at the moment.

    The website doesn't reflect inventory, so you should probably call. Be patient; they get a LOT of calls.
    Last edited by bwringer; 04-29-2021 at 10:47 AM.
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    Let me look. I have a pile from bikes I've done.
    PM me and I'll send you my phone#
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    There is a shim club as Nessism mentions above. Not 100% what Ray has at the moment or whether he is still processing them. (He machines the old ones down as we're all needing thinner ones these days).

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