I did my first time at 28000 miles
Two of the valves were just a nudge off. Not a big deal. It felt a little rough but not overly so.
I also did mine at the closer end of tight and it's running great. Much smoother. I hear a little bit of ticking going on so I think it's good. I also like the kit that Kientz sells. I bought this little valve 'wrench' that procycle.us sells and it didn't work well at all for me. The knob version is much better.
Originally Posted by scootertrash
I just did my valves for the first time (3800 mi) I had a two-ended feeler gauge,.004/.008 and the tappet wrenches. Bike sounds good now, only very light ticking, telling you that they aren't too tight. Great info here!