HOTCAMS Valve Shim Kit

HOTCAMS Valve Shim Kit
HOTCAMS Valve Shim Kit

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Description Item #HCM000G

The Hot Cams Valve Shim Kit is a must for any motorcycle to keep it running at full power.

  • Hot Cams includes an labeled organizer to ensure accurate shim replacement.
  • 7.48 mm and 9.48 mm kits:
    • Include three (3) shims for each size ranging from 1.20 through 3.50 mm in 0.05 mm increments.
  • 8.90 mm kit:
    • Includes three (3) shims for each size ranging from 1.72 through 2.60 mm in 0.05 mm increments.
  • 10.00 mm kit:
    • Includes three (3) shims for each size ranging from 1.85 through 3.25 mm in 0.05 mm increments.
  • Note: Most 250cc 4-strokes use 7.48 mm OD shims, most 400cc and up 4-strokes use 9.48 mm OD shims, and KTM models use 10 or 8.90 mm OD shims.

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93 Reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Mrbojangels
Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Springfield
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Exactly what you need.

Stop trying to adjust that hanging idle or bog and get a shim kit so you know your valves are right before you tweak the carb.
Number one issue I see with most dirtbikes are tight valves and messed up carb adjustments.

Randall
Verified Purchaser
Hiram, GA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Valve shim kit

It had what I needed and a lot more.

StefRiley
Top 500 Contributor
Austin
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Quality Shims

Great shims! gets the job done, well made container and shims, plenty to choose from to do your bike many times and even help a bud so his.

TX248
Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
League City, TX
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Great kit, very complete

Did my first valve adjustment and having a complete kit like this is a must. Great product and should be able to shim lots of bikes down the road.

Hondaryder
Verified Purchaser
Lathrop, CA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Cheaper then a shop

A wide variety of shims makes the job a breeze. no more taking it to a shop you can buy two shim kits for the cost of one valve adjustment.

benlly42
Verified Purchaser
Orlando, FL, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  

Nice kit

Wayne
Verified Purchaser
Grenada, MS 38901, USA
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The kit has you covered pretty much

Every thing I needed was there you will wind up with a lot of extras. It's berly enough of each size to do a 4 cyl 16 valve engine. You could possibly run out of a size but I just dropped to the next smallest. Had rather valve be a tad loose than tight.

Veloc
MotoSport Staff
PDX
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Shims are shims - it's the extras that count!

Valve shims are old hat. Where Hot Cams sets theirs apart is in the presentation and extra goodies you get for the money. The shims come in a divided, labeled, seal-padded plastic tray, with clearly-marked pockets. Not only are they well-organized, but the box contains a jeweler's loupe as well, to make it easier to read the markings on the shims! Very handy.

fisheye
Verified Purchaser
Great Customer service

My review is not about the products I purchased but about the great customer service I received from Motosport.

My purchase was initially difficult as I live in the Philippines and used my credit card from Spain to purchase items to be delivered in the US. No wonder that credit card security went into overdrive.

Motosport handled this in a sensitive way and worked with me for almost a week and finally came up with an imaginative and successful solution to the problem.

The items were delivered just a couple of days later. Massive thanks to the AWESOME customer service people at Motosport! You didn't give up and I now have my badly needed spare parts.

Mazz
Verified Purchaser
Mass
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
A must have every rider

If you do your own maintenance then you need this kit.

PDogg
Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Florida, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Great kit!

Tons of shims to keep you going at the races. Very accurate and precise. Nice container with markings and dividers to keep you organized.

InosencioPowersportsLLC
Verified Purchaser
MAFIA MX
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  

worked great!!!!

Favsport
Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Menifee, CA, USA
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Shimply Awesome

Great product! Kit is very organized and the shims work perfect.

crf487
Verified Purchaser
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Must Have

If you have a 4 stroke, you must have a shim kit. Nice variety to help you get the valves back into spec

BigKeify56
Verified Purchaser
Midwest
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Must have

If you are changing cams order this kit also. Your stock cam shims will NOT be right.

slobra997
Richmond, VA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  

its a must have when it comes to keeping your 4 stroke running right. older hot cams valve kits were labeled way better..takes you a few minutes to find the shim you need. other then that its a great kit.

Dylan
Verified Purchaser
CT
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Perfect

Why wouldn't you buy this? Its got everything you need...for your bike...forever.

Kaah
Top 500 Contributor
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Power   Style  
Good kit

Not to much to say other than shims are shims. The kit is nice because you have a range of thicknesses. They are going to be like any other motorcycle shim out there, you need to measure them with a micrometer to get the size you truly need.

pdogshooter
Verified Purchaser
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Shims

Its nice to have shims on hand, we all know that. This is the only kit I have ever bought. Only buy this kit if you have an accurate way to measure them. Measured about 15 before finding two that were within my tolerance range. Some have a nice polished finish, most do not.

Flybar
Verified Purchaser
Az
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Great Time Saver

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BCUNYA
Location: Virginia
Q: These are in MILLIMETER sizes right? e.g. 1.85mm= 0.072845" inches and 1.90mm= 0.074803" inches?
4 months 9 days ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
3 months 17 days ago
A: Yes the HOTCAMS Valve Shims are marked in millimeters.
Mrbojangels
Top 1000 Contributor
7 days ago Location: Springfield
A: Yup.
Usually sizes from 2.30 mm - 1.60 mm if memory serves correct.
450rrider
Location: Wv
Q: Will these valve shims work on my 2007 trx450r even if i have the stock cam in it?
Over 7 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 7 months ago
A: Yes. Just be sure to correctly select the Year/Make/Model of your ATV before ordering so we can be sure to send you the correct kit for your ATV. Also, feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
noah3737
Q: Will shims for a 2001 yz426f work for a 2014 rmz450?
Over 9 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 9 months ago
A: Yes the same kit (HCSHIM02) would work for both bikes.
Jordan
Q: I have a 2014 crf250r will this shim kit be the correct one?
Over 11 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 11 months ago
A: Yes. Just be sure to correctly select the Year/Make/Model of your bike before ordering so we can be sure to send you the correct shim kit for your bike. Also, feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
chandler
Location: Missouri, USA
Q: Picture vs what i would recieve?
1 year 4 months ago
I assume if have my bike set to my 08 kx250f that i would recieve the 7.48 OD shims even tho the picture says 9.48?
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 4 months ago
A: Yes. The image is a generic image supplied by the manufacturer for reference only. It may not be displaying the exact part for your bike. Just be sure to correctly select the Year/Make/Model of your bike before ordering so we can be sure to send you the correct kit for your bike. Also, feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Mrbojangels
Top 1000 Contributor
7 days ago Location: Springfield
A: Yes, the option to choose diameter is below the picture of the product
GerardM
Q: What is the correct Shim Kit for a Honda Hornet CB600F 2008 Model?
1 year 7 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 7 months ago
A: We do not have a kit for the CB600F. You will need to get the individual shims in the OEM section.
supertrucker47
Location: Kilgore, TX 75662, USA
Q: Will this hot cam valve shim kit do the whole bike?
1 year 11 months ago
i have a 07 ninja zx 10r and it needs them shim put in it will the kit be enough for the whole bike and are they hard to put in
MotoSportGrantK
Top 1 Contributor Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 11 months ago
A: Unfortunately Hotcams does not currently offer their shim kit for the 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Shimming valves on sport bikes can be fairly intensive so I would recommend doing as much research as possible before diving into this project. Pro X does offer a shim kit for your bike which you can find here:http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/Pro-X-Valve-Shim-Kit
Kaah
Top 500 Contributor
1 year 10 months ago
A: There are enough shims in the kit, provided you accurately measure each shim with a micrometer. Do the math for the high and low side of the spec window and find a shim that fits the window. Instillation is as simple as removing a bucket, removing the old one (with a magnet), and dropping the new one in place. That is once you get the valve cover and cams out of the way.
Simon
Location: Somerset, UK
Q: Shim kit for '05 Honda CBF600S?
2 years 2 months ago
I have this bike which I think should take the same kit as the CB600F as they are similar engines. Can you confirm whether the same 9.48mm kit will fit? THanks
MotoSportRyanT
Expert MotoSport Staff
2 years 2 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The 2005 Honda CB600F would use a 7.48 shim kit.
tyler
Q: On the shim caps, does it matter which cap goes where? are they all the same size?
2 years 4 months ago
i have an 03 z400 and am in the process of putting the top end back together, i think i might have gotten the shim caps mixed up or buckets ive heard them called, does it matter wich cap came off where if so how do i go about figuring out wich order is correct?
moto808
Top 500 Contributor
2 years 4 months ago
A: It always very important to put the caps or buckets back where they came from or any other part for that matter. Things need togo back for ware purposes. Everything wares differently so its always good to get them back where they belong.Put them back to the best of your knowledge and do the valve clearance. Just for next time put them back where you got them.
tiger1348
2 years 4 months ago
A: It doesn’t matter, there is slight differences with each cap but their not noticeable. the most significant change is the valve shim itself. also when you’ve adjusted the clearance, you need to always double check the valve clearance again.
MotoSportRyanT
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 4 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: It would likely be best to install the caps in the same location they came from but unless there was noticable wear on one of the caps the difference between the caps shouldn't be that significant. As long as your valve clearance is correctly adjusted to spec you should be fine.
mike239mx
Location: ohio
Q: Im trying to find out what size of shims to put in with my hot cams i have 2006 kx450f?
2 years 4 months ago
moto808
Top 500 Contributor
2 years 4 months ago
A: You don't know until you put the hot cams in and measure with what shims are in place. Put the cams in tighten down the cam caps take a feeler gage measure. Then write each measurement down. Take the can caps back off take cams out and one at a time get the measure meant off of each shim. If the clearance needs to be .10 to .15mm and you have .17 with the gauge and the shim is a 2.85, to close the gap you put 2.90 that will bring it down to .12. That is within tolerance. The shims go with .05 each shim.
BlueDogMoto
Top 50 Contributor
2 years 4 months ago Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
A: This is a pretty technical question; one that might be better answered in a more technical forum like www.ThumperTalk.com.

But, you will have to install the new cams, check the valve clearance, and then determine the size of the new shims by referring to the service manual. (There is no "standard" size shims.)

Good luck!
MotoSportRyanT
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 4 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: I really cannot accurately answer that question for you. You would need to check your bikes service manual and then check your valve clearance with the shims you currently have in your bike to figure out what size shim you would need.
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