I'll direct this towards BMatthews as he seems to be the resident tech and Kawi expert.
I am contimplating doing the valve inspection/(possible) adjustment on my 2000 ZX-6R myself. I am reasonably confident that I will have no problems doing it, the process, other than tearing everything apart is fairly simple. I have a well equiped garage, I have a service manual, and I am prepared to do it.
I was planning on draining the cooling system this weekend and syncing the carbs as is, and since they have to be done with the valve inspection, I thought I could take it one step further.
Do you have any hints/tips/suggestions of things to watch out for during this proceedure. Aside from saving myself a chunk of money in not getting a dealership to do this, I would be gaining a lot of knowledge of my bike.
Input will be appreciated from anyone who has done this.
PS, I also want to know why Kawi insists on the inspection every 12,000km when Yamaha/Honda are 24,000km (I think that is true with Honda). They all have shim under bucket valves, that I can not see being much difference between them. Explainations?!?!