Thankfully the valves have all checked out good and well within spec.
Excuse my newness, what are carby farings? I didn't get far with a quick web search. Carbon fiber? Thanks.
So, at the time of the above quote we only checked the first 3 valves, we didn't get to the vertical exhaust valve til sometime later. That valve was just a tad off. Because of schedules and holidays and persistent subfreezing temps (unheated garage) it was a few more weekends before we could get the right shim and put things back together.
For whatever rookie reason(s) we couldn't get the opening rocker arm to slide back over the new shim. After a while we then tried to slide the rocker over the original shim and still couldn't slide it over.
After several tries over different days and iterations of failed attempts, the better half of my equation offered to help pay the shop time if we'd say uncle and take it in to let a professional finish things up. I gladly accepted the offer...
Don't think it's the cause of us not being able to slid the opening rocker arm back in place but found out the DS1000 has loose valve guides (again). We assumed that because the guides were in the database as being changed in '08 under warranty we didn't think much of it. We also didn't think much of the chewed up valve guide seal boots (they didn't look this bad when they were still installed).
The Tech at the shop showed me the seals and showed the valve guide moving. We decided to bite the bullet and we’re having the valve guides replaced. The shop said they’ll replace the guides with non-Ducati ones supposedly of better quality (I forget the make).
On the bright side, I’m glad we found this out now rather than at a track day or out in the the sticks in April or May.