Feeler Gauge Set for Valves

6 replies to this topic
  • BeeVictim

Posted January 03, 2016 - 09:28 AM


Hi guys - bought my 06 YZ450F in September with ~158hr on it, shimmed the valves at 163hr due to hard starting cold, and here we are at 181hr with not a single problem.  I'd like to reshim the valves again sometime in the next 10hr just to see how they've moved since it runs beautifully. The feeler guages that I used beforehand were too large so I ended up cutting them to fit, and then threw them away because they were garbage.


Can anyone link to a decent set of feeler gauges that fit easily without cutting them?  Thanks :)

Edited by BeeVictim, January 03, 2016 - 09:28 AM.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 03, 2016 - 09:31 AM


I've never had to trim a feeler for a YZ450.  YZ250F, yes, but even then, certainly not in half, just a bit off the edge for the center intake.  Any half decent set from a good auto parts store should work.

  • BeeVictim

Posted January 03, 2016 - 10:47 AM


I had the normal fat ones that were ~.5" wide last time.  Tapered this time around.

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  • grayracer513

Posted January 03, 2016 - 11:46 AM


Normal 4" blade gauges are what I've always used.


Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:49 PM


I have an old set made by KASTAR. It has a tapered end and a blunt end. I couldn't find any of them for sale but I found a set on ebay that is just the tapered end. http://www.ebay.com/...6199330&vxp=mtr

  • coastlinecascott

Posted January 03, 2016 - 08:11 PM


Harbor freight has a set for 4 bucks. Works good

  • YZJohn250

Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:14 AM


here you go.


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