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I completed the 600 mile service last evening...did the oil change and major check-over the night before, did the valves last night. In case anyone is worried about getting in over their head, the check itself was very simple to do and is laid out very well in the factory manual - which by the way is money well spent and costs less than 1 hour shop labor. There is also a page on the vtx1300 forum site. Getting to the rear top inspection cover (intake) was a PIA. I abandoned the manual's instructions to remove the rear coil and instead manipulated the PAIR valve and a bit of plumbing for access. All said, 5 of the 6 valves were just a little loose on spec. but tight at .001 over, and 1 (the front exhaust) was "dead nuts on". Since the old saw "a noisy valve is a happy valve" is applicable and valves only wear tighter I made no adjustments. Valves good to go 'til 8K now. And the way Jen's been riding her new chopper that day'll be here before I know it!