tyler 1 month 12 days ago
On the shim caps, does it matter which cap goes where? are they all the same size?
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?
Top 500 Contributor 1 month 12 days ago
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.
1 month 7 days ago
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.
Expert MotoSport Staff 26 days ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
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.