O.k. Guys, can anyone confirm or deny this tale. My 1100 custom has some valve tap noise, not bad but I can hear it (only has 6000 miles). I was told by a Vstar mech that this is normal for the Vstar and to ignore it. However, I was also told by another shop that the valves are notorious for loosening and need to be checked every oil change. I just can't bring myself to believe that I would have to invest $400.00 every 3000 miles on my bike. I have heard Vstars that sounded like a coffee can full of bolts rattling, and I have heard some that were quiet as a mouse. Any input or experience is appreciated.