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My 800 Tiger is currently sitting in the shop getting its 12000 mile service.
Should be ready later today.
Taking longer than expected because they discovered all the exhaust valves were out of spec. All too tight.
Mechanic mentioned its extremely rare but happens.
Service manage said he's never seen one needing shims?
I have had a lot of motorcycles with the current valve config, and never had this issue.
Hope it doesn't affect how the bike ran, it seemed to be perfect.
 

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At 12,000 mine were all on the very low end, but in spec. At 25,000 still the same.

I suspect that once re shimmed, you won't have to adjust them again for a long time. It does happen this way sometimes, and I doubt very much that you will suffer for it.
 

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Picked it up yesterday. I'm still in sticker shock with this service. ($750.00)
6 of the valves out of spec, obsolete tune.
That's the bad news, the good news it's a transformed bike.
Having second thoughts about gearing down now.
Oh, heck why not. :)
 

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Picked it up yesterday. I'm still in sticker shock with this service. ($750.00)
6 of the valves out of spec, obsolete tune.
That's the bad news, the good news it's a transformed bike.
Having second thoughts about gearing down now.
Oh, heck why not. :)
The bad news on gearing down is you MPG is going to go to crap. Intake it your going down one tooth on the front sprocket?
 
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