With a 650, and maybe with an 1100, if you leave the fake plastic valve covers off the engine the first time you check the valves ,then you will be able to get to the exhaust valves and check them without taking anything off the engine, I plan on doing this the next time I check them.
Then if the exhaust valves are within tolerance, the intake valves are probably ok. If the exhaust valves are out then I would pull the carbs again and check the intake valves.
My Royal star is a lot more work, with 4 cylinders, 16 valves, and you adjust them by replacing shim disks. I think the schedule is 8k miles, maybe even 16k miles. Will have to look it up in the manual.
EDIT: just looked it up, my 2000 Royal Star is not even due for its first valve clearance check: every 28,000 miles !
there you go! [Dancing across the room]
BTW: credit where its due: HD bikes have hydraulic lifters that are self adjusting.
Last edited by KCW; 02-23-2019 at 06:45 PM.