Fender washers with big holes drilled in them perhaps. That threaded section on the adjuster bracket is about 14 or 15 mm in diameter. ( I'd have to check on this but it's BIG)ZX12eR said:Everything I've read says that fender washers work just fine and are cheap too. I heard that the factory shims cost $160. Wonder if they are open on one end so that they go on easier? Uhhh... :roll: .how much is a millimeter again (in inches), like a 1/4" inch?
Hey guys,Blue9r said:Has anybody shimmed the back of an 02 yet? If so, by how much and what were the results?
If it hasn't worked it way part way out by now I wouldn't loose any sleep over it. Good bit of shade tree mechanicin' that was.... :8)Blue9r said:Geez Bruce, now your freakin me out about the VTR.
All I did was make up a C shaped shim out of 5mm flat stock, backed off the shock nut, lifted up the back of the bike while my son slid it in and torqued it down.
It has been fine for 18000 km. Do you think there is a possiblity that the shim could work it's way out?
I wondered what that noise was when I set down a stoppie.