Thanks for the reply. Since my motor only had 24 hours on it I have been told that I really only need to replace the valve. I had 12 hours on the motor when I checked my valves the first time. My right intake needed to be shimmed from 2.4 to 2.35. The other valves were in spec. I then headed to Moab. The motor started right up and ran fine for three days (4hrs a day on the motor) and on the fourth would not start so I parked it. When I got home I had to shim down from a 2.35 to a 2.1 to get the proper clearance. The bike immediately started. I shut her down and ordered the new Del West valves.
I have read countless posts about the need to replace springs, valve guides, valve seals, cut the seats etc. Are you telling me that you got 3500 miles out of your stock exhaust valves with out replacing the stock spring guide, seal etc.?
How many hours should go by before we should replace guides, seals, springs etc? I also read that if you replace the valves you should recut the seats. The seats are much stronger than the titanium valves so why would seat cutting be necessary. If you are getting a couple thousand out of your valves maybe seat cutting is necessary, however, with 24 hours on my bike it would seem unlikely.
Thanks again for the responses.