question about valve adjustment-VLX
I am hoping someone can give me a little advice.
I am in the middle of performing a valve adjustment on my 2000 VLX with 17k miles - trying to save $140. I put the feeler on the front cylinder valves and found that they all appear to be right on spec - .006 for the two intakes and .008 for the exhaust.
I expected to find that the valves would be out of adjustment and would read higher than spec since the valves have had 17k to seat.
If you have checked your valves,
1. Doesn't the gap increase with miles?
2. If the gap is in spec for the valves should I just leave them alone or should I fool around with the adjusters just to make sure the bolts are "free"?