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Preventing a burned exhaust valve seat is worth it
On the prior topic, looks like Hot Cams are offered in 0.05mm increments.

Crater Lake pic; not blue enough.

Wow, northern California without fires. You're timing was perfect. What a great trip. Were you happy with your pack list? Did the X limit you in any way?

I'll check hot cams for the size increment. My dealer's kit increment in 0.05 mm. Honda supplies in 0.025 mm increments. The valve adjustment spec range is 0.06 mm which is why I'm saying the aftermarket shims from my dealer are not finely divided enough to target the center of spec range. 0.005 increments would certainly make targeting easier.

Checked at 16 and 32 myself. Made one or two shim changes each time. Will check at 48. That's coming up soon. Would like to source shim kit with smaller increments between sizes than the aftermarket shim kit my Honda dealer has on hand.

Many here give details in earlier posts. You might want to search some of those.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Puncture Repair Systems
« on: August 27, 2019, 02:48:07 AM »
For the one remote repair I did recently, I settled for 20 psig with the hand pump just to get home. 35 will be a pain when the time comes. The electric pump doesn't fit my packing scheme, and I have yet to install the accessory plug.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Puncture Repair Systems
« on: August 25, 2019, 05:01:43 AM »
I've used sticky strings, no glue, with complete success (rear only). They stay in tact even in the middle of a tire worn down to base rubber. I pulled one of those out with surprising force from the inside when changing the tire. I keep a bicycle hand pump strapped under the left grab handle.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« on: August 25, 2019, 04:41:05 AM »
I made a similar mistake. I missed the caliper slot to swingarm key engagement when slipping the caliper into position. I'm glad the key stopped caliper rotation when braking normally. I found my mistake far from home when rolling backward to park. The caliper rotated in reverse, stretched the hydraulic line, pinched it, and blocked the release of pressure. It took a few minutes to understand why the rear brake was sticking, but once I saw it, I looked around to see if anyone else saw it. Couldn't wait to get home.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:25:57 PM »
Local BMW dealer will match price for tire, then mount it for 35$, removed. Based on that, I've saved only 220$ doing it myself after 45000 mlies and purchasing a bead breaker and 3 tire irons.

Nicknamed only: Ox.

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