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sullivj
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The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 9:38 pm

For those who don't know, the idea is simple....:

Let me know what shims you need when doing your valve clearance adjustment. If I have them in The Shim Exchange, I'll post them out to you by 1st class post.

When you've finished the job, all I ask is that you post your spares back to me, so they can benefit someone else. 

Already, many have benefited from, and contributed to The Shim Exchange.

If you have any spare shims, please PM me for the address to send them to. It saddens me when people 'forget' to donate their spare shims...

Currently, we have:


  • 192
  • 198 x 3
  • 200 x 9
  • 202
  • 205
  • 208 x 2
  • 210


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Llewelyn1965
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 9:45 pm

Doing a great job there sully. :-)
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by ashcroc on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 8:52 am

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:Doing a great job there sully. :-)

+1

This thread needs stickying in the workshop section.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Grarea on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 10:28 am

I probably will really appreciate this when I know what it is all about.
Good job, thanks.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by liverpool_f_ on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 9:23 pm

Thanks for all the good work Sulli! Our club really benefits from members like yourself who go the extra mile to help keep everyones CB on the road.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 10:11 pm

My pleasure chaps.  I sent some more off this morning in fact.

I've asked Admin to try and attach a spreadsheet that helps to calculate what shims you need, once you've measured your gap, and know what shims are already in place.  

If anyone needs the spreadsheet in the meanwhile, just drop me a PM with your email address.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Beresford on Tue 23 Aug 2016, 1:23 pm

Sully, maybe in the mists of time I've asked this before, but what is the diameter of these shims, as I have a box full of shims inherited from somewhere. They are the right thickness range but are probably too big in diameter as they were probably from Imp engines.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 5:45 pm

Thanks to TrophyDave for contributing to The Shim Exchange. We now have:


  • 192
  • 198 x 3
  • 200 x 10
  • 202 x 2
  • 205 x 2
  • 208 x 2
  • 210


If you have any spares to contribute, or you need some shims, please PM me for my address.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by ceejay on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 11:00 pm

May I trade 2 shims:
202
200

For that single 192?

(Also need another 192 or a 188 if you happen to have any in the collection?!)

I think I still have your address from when I sent them last time assuming you haven't moved since then!
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 12:22 pm

Of course Ceejay.

Please PM your address, and I'll send the 192. I don't have the others you need unfortunately.

If anyone has any shims they would like to add to the exchange, please let me know.

Thanks,
John
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by stormbringer on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 2:32 pm

@ashcroc wrote:
@Llewelyn1965 wrote:Doing a great job there sully. :-)

+1
This thread needs stickying in the workshop section.

+1 from me as well.

@sullivj: Would you mind if I try moving this thread to Workshop - and eventually make it sticky if I can figure out how?
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 3:21 pm

That's fine with me SB - thanks,

Ceejay. As per PM, 192 will be on its way to you shortly.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by stormbringer on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 4:03 pm

@sullivj wrote:That's fine with me SB - thanks,

Moved. However, Forumotion doesn't stock stickies for me to upgrade this most relevant thread with. That should hopefully change soon.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 6:29 am

Thanks to Ceejay for contributing to the exchange.  We now have:



  • 198 x 3

  • 200 x 11

  • 202 x 3

  • 205 x 2

  • 208 x 2 

  • 210




If you need any shims, or would like to contribute any, please let me know.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Basil Moss on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 8:51 pm

All too big for my bike now, 74,000 miles and the gaps are closing up... PM me and I'll post you my leftovers when I'm done.

Regards,

B
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:07 pm

Thanks Basil - PM sent
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 11:04 am

Any updates on sizes... mines strangeling my engine they're so tight.

All 32 of my spare shims are too large
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 8:23 pm

I think the list above is still correct.

If you've got 32 spares, perhaps you'd like to add them to the exchange?
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 8:23 am

I'll make an inventory when I can - all of mine are 200 and over



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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by geewhizz on Sun 09 Dec 2018, 8:00 pm

Seasons greetings ladies and gents, that was a cold day spent in the shed but the shims are measured at last, 

Is the shim exchange still active? I’m looking for 3 x2.00, 1 x1.9 and 1 x1.925 

Was going by 0.025 increments suggested by Haynes - appologies if they dont exist...

Im more than happy to donate my left over shims when I’m done 

Cheers Geewhizz
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 7:59 am

Thanks to DV12 for using the shim exchange, and returning his old shims for the benefit of a future user.
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 4:28 pm

Thanks to those that have already contributed to the shim exchange. 


For those who don't know, the idea is simple....:

Let me know what shims you need when doing your valve clearance adjustment. If I have them in The Shim Exchange, I'll post them out to you by 1st class post.

When you've finished the job, all I ask is that you post your spares back to me, so they can benefit someone else. 

Already, many have benefited from, and contributed to The ShimExchange.

If you have any spare shims, please PM me for the address to send them to. It saddens me when people 'forget' to donate their spare shims...

Currently, we have:

1x 142
1x 195
2x 197
2x 198
9x 200
4x 202
9x 205
5x 210
2x 207
2x 208
1x 209
1x 212
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by Crash- Elmit on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 8:16 am

Hi Sully,
did you receive the ones I sent to you after doing mine
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Re: The Shim Exchange

Post by sullivj on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 6:13 pm

Yes, thank you Crash.

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