Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic
Dropped a valve shim.... to nowhere
I was clumsy and didn't have the timing chain area covered and dropped a shim down there. After a good amount of cursing, the only option I could think was drain the oil and pull the left side engine cover (dropped it down the front jug, left side.
I have no idea where it went but it has vanished. Only thing I can think is it made it's way into the bottom of the crankcase.
Wtf am I supposed to do now? Pull the engine right out of the bike. If so, I might as well write off my riding season and tear the bike down fully for repaint (originally planned for the Fall).
A $10 job has turned into a big 'ol pile of crap....