Originally Posted by CBRjack
I just did mine a couple of weeks ago and the hardest part was undoing the throttle cable. If you get the service manual it's easy. Don't bother with the cam chain tensioner holder (special tool). It can't be used while the engine is in the bike. If the cams need to be removed for adjustment you'll have to remove the tensioner.
Hmmm... I used the special tool when I adjusted my valves. Seemed to work well.
I've got a little article I put together on how to inspect the clearances, but you really should have the service manual any time you attempt something like this. My valve inspection procedure
. I think it's in the kb.