Meh, so it's not my best title. I know someone out there laughed.
Checked the clearance on my valves tonight as the bike has been sporatically running out of power. My results are as follows
Cylinder________#1 ______ #2 ________ #3 _______ #4
Inlet__________0.13 _____ 0.12 _______ 0.16 _____ 0.10
Exhaust_______0.17 ______ 0.20 ______ 0.18 _____ 0.18
So it's not what I expected at all. Only one valve is out of spec, three are close, and the rest are all fine. It's just wierd, some times the bike will run fine, other times it acts like it's running out of power. Example, Sunday afternoon I had the throttle wide open and in fifth gear, it wouldnt' pull itself past 7000rpm. However, Wednesday on the ride home from work, I ran 90mph (again around) 7000rpm and I was only at 3/4 throttle and it had plenty more in it. Weather conditions were extremely similar in both cases as was the road/terrain.
I guess I just expected it to be farther out of spec than it is. Sporatic problems are the WORST to try and solve. But I'll worry about the big picture later. Right now I'm just looking for any advice or direction to take as far as bringing the valve train back into adjustment.