Good on ya', Flip..........the off season/winter valve check allows full, uninterrupted riding season, beginning to end. Owning Ducati's......a critical must, when and if its due. In any event, precisely at mileage due.....never, ever blow off a valve check, regardless of time of year.check my valves.
longer service intervals (specifically valve checks) are common on newer models...amongst others, even late model Ducatis 1200 MultiStrada are 15,000 miles, my '19 Honda 650/4 (thankfully) calls for 18,000 miles between checks. I'd chalk it up to the use of the latest, modern raw materials within their component makeup. No matter the bike.... it is what it is, so always adhere to your particular models' printed maintenance schedule.How Yamaha managed that I have no idea.
Looks like you're adapting well to this to this newfangled era, dadgummit!When warm weather finally returns...I'll hopefully find the perfect balance between setting the TPS (throttle position sensor), setting TB (throttle body) sync, 2 air bleeds, idle trim and CO. Using 3 tuning devices at the same time....IAW Diag (programs the ECU using laptop), mercury vacuum guages AND the Gunson CO meter, a certain amount of back and forth tweaking and compromises to be expected, as certain adjustments can radically effect others.
After tackling the more complicated injected 800, I'll do the carbed 900SS and simply set its CO (to around 3%) via the pilot screws .....to assure I'm not destroying the atmosphere, pissing Greta off. Can't have that, nope.