I hit 7500 miles on my last ride of the year back towards the end of September 2019 before I put her up for the winter. This weekend I am taking her in to get the valves checked. I have to say I am a little nervous about the soft valve guides. I am taking her in to the DucShop, so I know she will get well cared for. I asked Mark what he thought and he basically said it was hit or miss for these engines. Next year I will be going through the same thing on the Paul Smart. Fingers crossed!