I read teh posting about someone having problems with valve noise in their V Star, so I wanted to take another shot at the problem with some (hopefully more) input. I recently had mine tuned up as well, but I had some minor tapping noise before I took it to the shop (local and privately owned) for a tune up and valve adjustment. I have 12k on it and never had the valves adjusted. The mechanic said he worked on it and tried several times to get the excessive ticking to quiet down. I understood what he meant when he said excessive ticking, for when I started it up it was very noisy. Since he could not get it adjusted to the point where it was without being out of specs, I decided to check online and probably go to another mechanic.
SO, my questions are; Is it possibly that i waited too long to get the valves adjusted and the tappets have put "dents" in or cupped the valve stems to the point of making it impossible to get a true "gapping" of the valve lash?
Is there possibly another problem with the engine other than valve lash, perhaps a problem of not getting enough oil to the tappets?
What is strange is that the engine is running so much stronger and smoother and yet it is making such a distubing sound.
Thanks in advance for everyone's input and feedback.