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Yamaha Feeler Gauges - September 15, 2011, 09:53 AM

Yamaha, in their infinite wisdom and their 5-valve-per-cylinder-awesomeness, has made it difficult for valve adjustments. Not mentioning the 20 damn valves you have to measure, calculate and re-shim, the keepers for the cams have very narrow passages. Finding narrow feeler gauges can be difficult. I first ran across this problem a few years ago and could not find any feeler gauges, so I decided to make my own. So, here's what you do...

1. Take your normal feeler gauges and push them out from the keepers, keeping all gauges together like one block of steel.
2. Use the SIDE of your grinding wheel to shave off the first inch or so of the side of your feeler gauges. It's important to keep all the gauges together to avoid damaging them.
3. Enjoy!

Note: Do this SLOWLY! If you do it too quickly, you will damage the gauges or even melt them together. Keep a bowl of water nearby to periodically cool off the metal.

End product looks like this...
Plus the metal gets a nice 'Flamed Titanium' look to it.
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Plus the metal gets a nice 'Flamed Titanium' look to it.
I would do everything possible to NOT re/un-temper the steel.


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A steady stream/drip of water (like a carbide tool bit grinder)


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