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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
The big shim
I went down to son's house in Escondido this morning to do the shim job on the stepper motor. He and I have identical '07 GTs, and he had already taken his stepper motor out and cable-tied it to the side on a previous occasion, so he was pretty well-versed in what to do. We both shimmed ours out using new screws and flat washers he had already bought for the purpose.
On the way home, I was trying to convince myself I felt a difference, and I just wasn't really sure whether I was fooling myself or not. Anyway, I got almost all the way home and stopped at a stoplight with a straight-away ahead and no traffic. I got off the line quickly, but not really WFO, and when the tach went through about 5-6K, I whacked open the throttle and just hung on. It seems to get to redline much faster than before, and when it got to about 8-9K the front end got light and the tire started skipping off the pavement. It's never done that before. So, I guess it works, but for me, there's not really any difference with my riding style.
Got to play with the grandkids and that made it worthwhile.
Last edited by chuckwilmot; May 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm.