Checking/ adjusting my valves are even faster/easier now!!! Forgive me if this has been poster already (I didn’t search TOO hard to see is it was)…and sorry if this is old hat. But I figured out an easier way to check my valves on the XR650R tonight. It’s basically the exact same procedure shown here with one major change. ( http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/tech/XR650ValveAdj/ ) Instead of removing your stator cover and rotating the engine using a 17mm wrench to line up the “T”…. You do this….. Using a 6mm allen key, remove the stainless steel screw at the 12oclock position on the outside of the stator cover. Using the kickstart, rotate the engine and look through the hole in the stator cover till the “T” is lined up…..check for play in rockers to confirm top dead, and check away! This isn’t earth shattering, but makes the checking of valves even faster!!!! No removing the stator cover (something that irked me…it only took 6k miles to learn this!!) Hope this helps. I saw a post where someone said they don’t look to see if the “T” is lined up…they just rotate the engine using the kick and only feel for play in the rocker…..me, I want to SEE the “T” lined up, and KNOW its @ top dead. The choice is yours. Peace ya’ll.