Thanks for the input guys. I've ridden my bike hard from time to time but it's nothing regular. I did remove the valve cover on it back in May and the timing chain was nice and tight so I think I'm good on the tensioner for now plus I don't have any initial racket other than the clutch basket until the engine warms up. I'll definitely keep that in mind though and check it again in when I check the valves. Thanks for the tip. Glad to hear you made it to 20k. I'll probably open it up to check around 16k now.At 20k when I had mine done the mechanic said only the outer two needed adjustment....remember to cam chain tensioners too as they are notorious for going bad!
This right here. I just had the valves done at 46k on my GF's 09 and almost all were out of spec with no obvious performance issues. We had a manual cam chain tensioner put in when we got the bike because the hydraulic one sucks and was causing slack and a rattle at startup. Got all the parts to replace all the cam sprockets and chain when we bought the bike because the previous owner thought everything needed to be replaced and gave them to us. Didn't need a single one of the $300 in parts once my mechanic checked it out. Been rattle free ever since.At 20k when I had mine done the mechanic said only the outer two needed adjustment....remember to cam chain tensioners too as they are notorious for going bad!