Valve clearance thank you and questions.
First of all a Big thank you to forum members for all the great posts on this subject. I would not have done this without the great info provided in the forum. So far so good, valves were on the tight side so I followed the steps suggested to sand the shims down, all went well and now clearance is near max as recommended. Time to put it back together.
1) The manual suggests all gaskets and O rings involved be replaced. Is this necessary? They look fine so my guess is this is just standard Kawi recomendation but not really needed.
2) Manual says Cylinder head cover bolt washers should be metal side up. I am almost positive mine were rubber side up. Is the manual wrong? 2011 model.