I'm trying to help my buddy out with adjusting his valves on his 2001 KLX300. We got the gas tank off and the top end of engine off and are now deciding if we want to take on the task ourselves or pay the bike shop to adjust them. Just out of curiousity he called Matison Motorsports (closest kawasaki shop) and they said it would take "at least a couple hours and probably be about $400 total labor + parts"... They also said that the valves shouldn't need checking even if it is a 2001 that has been ridden a fair amount. Isn't that highway robbery? I would think a decent bike shop could do it in about 1 hour labor (since tank is already off). The only parts would be the shims if needed... so how does that equal $400?? What do you think? What is a fair price???? I think I can help him adjust them for free.