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  1. Valve adjustment was going great...until I stripped bolt on the rear valve cover

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Agh!!! I used a torque wrench set for 10lbs and diagonally tighted half way, then to 10 I was tightening the LAST bolt, it started turning freely.:headbang: I'm going to "fly it and watch it." Looks like a good seat on the seal and a brief run last night after all put together...
  2. What else can/should I do on the vee 15,000 valve service?

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    The big 15,000 is rapidly approaching on my 2007 VStrom (don't laugh...I was deployed for two years of its life). The question for the Vee masses is what else should I be knocking out while I have this bike apart? A couple that get my attention: replacing the fuel lines as they seem to leak...