I live in Cloverdale and ride with a few guys from the North Bay. MarkB4 was working on organizing a tech day at NorthBay Motorsports in Santa Rosa- but not sure what the status is.
The only thing that I recall about being difficult with the valve adjustment on my '09 was the removal of the valve cover. There is a small boss on top that seemingly prevents the simple removal of the cover. You will need to remove the cover gasket and try slipping it off from a few different angles. That slight amount of extra clearance does the trick (Thanks Tim) Just about the time you start throwing things and wishing bad things upon me, it should slip right out.
We also installed some helicoils that day- use the torque wrench on everything as SLO suggested.
I could be convinced to host another tech day soon......