recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

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recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby juntjoo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:27 am

currently I have and just used a feeler gauge the kind that is bent, but like most gauges Ive found locally and online also their slimmest gauge is too fat for my/our specs which call for min .05mm or .002".

I used the slimmest one which is a bit fatter so I did it by feel, intake very difficult to remove the feeler, exhaust a bit easier whereas as the book states "a slight drag" while removing you adjust for. Bike sounds good idling with choke(for another thread).

So 1st of all should I get a new feeler gauge and can you recommend one?

Otherwise I found one on Amazon but it's not bent so can anyone tell me if these can be used effectively enough especially being so thin the ones Ill be using amyway?
82" cb650 Nighthawk

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Re: recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby juntjoo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:34 am

https://www.z1enterprises.com/feeler-ga ... nch-1.html

I found these which are perfect but just the two sizes only. would be better to have a whole set.
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Re: recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby juntjoo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:48 am

Motion Pro Tappet Feeler Gauge - .002" - .003" (.05mm - .08mm) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077SF1MT6/re ... BAb1TZD08C

or this one would be perfect. Whatever, no set. next bike /car I'll grab another one of these
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Re: recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby GeorgeSweety » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:11 am

I've never had a problem using straight feeler gauges on the valve adjusters, but bent ones would be easier to use........if I actually had any :wink:

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Re: recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby Folsoml » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am

juntjoo wrote:
So 1st of all should I get a new feeler gauge and can you recommend one?



You should definitely get one if the one you have is not the right size.
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Re: recommendation on feeler gauge. Can't find any skinny enough

Postby juntjoo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:50 am

thanks. I think I could have figured out at this thinness an angle isn't SO much an advantage, at least for my job. And turns out I've got a set of the straight ones, and go figure, it's got both .05 and .08mm. And they're so flimsy they'll fit just fine.
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