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I know there are a few N.Zers on this forum.

I can do most of my own maintenance (oil changes and belt changes, etc).

However my bike is due for valve clearance service and I don't have a shim kit - so don't think it's practical to do this myself.

Can anyone adivse who are the options to do a valve clearance service in Auckland?

Are Haldanes the only option?
 

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I know there are a few N.Zers on this forum.

Can anyone adivse who are the options to do a valve clearance service in Auckland?

Are Haldanes the only option?
Might pay to stick this in the NZ/Australia section of the forum fella.
 

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haldens would be your best option in auckland, there is also red baron on k-road that are ducati dealers also, but haldens are the specialist and you do pay the price tho but you know it is done right!

i use motomart in wellington for my parts but the shimming isnt that hard to do....
 

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I've used Haldanes and they've been pretty good. Not sure how reasonable their prices are as I've just moved back after years overseas.

Rob.
 

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I don't have a shim kit but can afford the time to check and order the correct shims before reassembling. Haldanes would have all the common sizes. Its not that hard and saves bucketloads of money!
I have heard good things of Haldanes.
 

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Shimming etc.

Anything is simple once you know how to do it!

This is why we pay/invest in people who know what they are doing. I do lots of stuff myself and am about to spend probably more time dialling in the cams as per bikeboy.org than it cost to have a pro do it. Some times it is the challenge, sometimes is is plain stupidity. My next venture is challenge, then i may relinquish to accept stupidity!

From what i know it is paramount to shim with an absolutely cold engine. It really should not be that hard, you just need all the right gear and many shims. mmmmm maybe that is why we should let experts do it!
 
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