Post by bighairyralph on Nov 4, 2006 13:04:59 GMT -5
Jack, you cut the shim down with a hand grinder!? You are hard core! You can just send me some shims and I'll grind them down for you. Thanks for sharing the info, I really appreciate it. I couldn't stand the cost of the new springs, so I've been waiting for you to come up with something ever since you mentioned another possibility. Thanks!
So the single spring will work, or do I use a stock inner also?? Instead of grinding down the stock spacer go to the local automotive machine shop or rebuild place. They all have a rack of spacers of various sizes hanging up.
Post by crystalmeth04 on Mar 15, 2007 12:45:25 GMT -5
Has anyone found any alternative big valves that will fit 533 rod engines without too much hassle? We have to use standard cams in the Uk for our 533 motors because all the cam shaft guys that do XS cams seem to be in the States!
Post by tony101bikes on Mar 16, 2007 14:26:37 GMT -5
As a fellow 533 owner, I know where you're coming from. I've bought loads of stuff from the States and can thoroughly recommend
kwqc (US Ebay) for Shell cams and other flat track goodies. Phil at Omars for pipes. Chris Schumann in Milwaukie Oregon does a nice line in 2mm oversize valves. I've got a set on the shelf but I suspect that I wont be using the exhausts. Mikes XS for engine spares and I think that he does oversize inlets.
I've found that ordering stuff from our Colonial cousins is often a damn sight easier than some of the domestic suppliers. Most will accept paypal which makes the cash side easy and cheap.
I know this is an old thread, but in the intrest of sharing knowledge here goes. I just had my head (for the 650/750) reworked and the guy that did it used Guzzi valves and retainers for an oversize valve system.