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I may get a chance to do my valves hands on with someone but will need to drive 80 miles to their place. I understand that ideally the bike should cool off overnight before measuring clearances, but a few hours at most is more realistic in my situation.

Is this still feasible under these conditions?

WRT throttle synchronization following valve adjustment, just how critical is a session with an EGA at the dealer? Will the bike be still safely rideable on the way back, in case I have the dealer take it in the day after for tuning?

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I'm not sure how cool is cool enough. Since you can't wait overnight, you may try setting a fan to blow across the engine as soon as you get there. Maybe even spray the heads and cyclinders periodically with a water hose after it has cooled for about 30-45 minutes. If you get the heads and cylinders cooled down (say below 90 degrees) where they stay cool, any heat still in the crankcase probably shouldn't be an issue - you just want the heads to be cool inside and out to get accurate clearances. This of course is just my personal opinion - I have no firsthand experience since I always get to cool mine overnight before tackling the valves

I don't see why it would be critical to synch the throttles right then. If the bike was rideable with no problems before adjusting any valves, it should still be ok until you get it to the dealer for that.
 
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