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11-19-2019 11:31 AM
evan_calgary I DID follow the manual which is NOT the USUAL way of measuring valves.

Typically you would turn the cam lobes to where they point opposite the shims. The Kawi manual says to turn the cams to a specific point and measure half the valves then turn to another specific point and measure the rest.

I had expected anything off the lobe to measure the same but it did not and I confirmed many time across 2 bikes.
11-18-2019 10:20 PM
carsonr6
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I was confused for a second there too! Definitely bucket and shim....no need to remove cams to adjust just slide rocker to side, magnet to remove the shim from top of the bucket. The ends are the most difficult especially the left side. The usual way of measurement with the cam lobe opposite the shim is not the recommended method per the manual and will lead to slightly different results I found.
If the way the manual states isnít the right way to measure them then what is?
11-18-2019 01:03 PM
evan_calgary I was confused for a second there too! Definitely bucket and shim....no need to remove cams to adjust just slide rocker to side, magnet to remove the shim from top of the bucket. The ends are the most difficult especially the left side. The usual way of measurement with the cam lobe opposite the shim is not the recommended method per the manual and will lead to slightly different results I found.
11-15-2019 10:06 AM
carsonr6 Was hoping to join here to get some sound advice 😂
11-14-2019 07:34 AM
olajoe808 deans list material.
11-13-2019 09:13 PM
57x Oh crap. Clearly I have not had a ZX7 on the road in years. Yes, I screwed up, they still use shims. Slide the rocker over and swap them. Damn do I feel dumb. I've been playing with so many other bikes.
11-13-2019 07:45 PM
ninjanut They still use shims do they not?
11-13-2019 01:57 PM
57x ZXR750R does not use shims. They are finger rocker. Grab the manual to show how to adjust them.
11-13-2019 12:07 PM
carsonr6 Started doing the valve clearances and one needs adjusting.



Iíll order up the right size shim and get it changed out but thatíll need to wait.

The carb kits arrived today and I can have a look at stripping and cleaning them when Iím back from work




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11-07-2019 10:52 AM
carsonr6
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That bike park looks like my local dealers back yard - Crawley, per chance?


Not sure mate. That was a picture the previous owner sent me but heís Scottish so I doubt it


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11-07-2019 10:51 AM
Zed Kable
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Hi guys,

Just joined the forum after buying this:



Itís my first Kawasaki apart from a KX250 when I was young.

The bikes in decent condition bodywork wise and itís been laid up in dry storage for at least 5 years.
Throttle slides are seized and itíll need the normal fluids, brakes, fuelling and consumables looking at but I canít wait to start the project.

Rob


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That bike park looks like my local dealers back yard - Crawley, per chance?
11-07-2019 06:43 AM
carsonr6 Ordered some gasket kits for the carbs and started to strip the bike to get to them.

Iím starting to really like this bike, much nicer to work on that the R1.

I want to get some oil down the bores and round the engine before I start turning it for the valve clearances.








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11-05-2019 10:25 AM
carsonr6
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WOW! That R1 is stunning.


Thanks mate


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11-04-2019 05:18 PM
mte78 WOW! That R1 is stunning.
11-04-2019 09:50 AM
Turbo329 Figures you're in the UK. Those guys take great care of their bikes over there. The secondhand market is superb in the UK. Lots of clean late model bikes.
11-04-2019 09:48 AM
Turbo329
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Iím looking for OEM parts. Iíll be trying to restore it to completely standard.
Where do you guys get carb kits from?

Just got the bike home and surprised at how good condition it is.














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Great pics! Check with CCMhunt regarding specific carb needs.

If he doesn't have what you need, I've had success with K&L Supply for cleaning kits, etc.

https://www.klsupply.com/carb-fuel/c...l-products.asp
11-04-2019 08:44 AM
carsonr6 Iím looking for OEM parts. Iíll be trying to restore it to completely standard.
Where do you guys get carb kits from?

Just got the bike home and surprised at how good condition it is.














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11-03-2019 05:35 PM
Strider Hello and welcome!

That's a good looking bike!
11-03-2019 04:24 PM
mte78 are you looking for OEM parts or race parts?
11-03-2019 03:39 PM
TTnut What parts do you need,It looks complete to me.
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