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Are hotcam shims compatible with a 1998 748? Or does Ducati use special shims for valve adjustments?
 

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Ducati uses a desmodromic valve system which is unlike all other valvetrains. There are specific shims that are required. If you're not familiar with desmo systems, there's a wealth of information here, at lots of other websites, and on YouTube. I highly recommend getting the service manual from the tech section sticky as well as purchasing the guide written by LT Snyder of Desmo Times.
 

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I tried to ignore this, but I have to ask: What are “ hot cam shims “ ?
 
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