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I checked the valves on a 2003 Honda VTX 1800 fuel injected model. The valves seemed to be a little tight, escpecially the exhaust valves. They were adjusted using the recommended feeler gauges for intake / exhaust. Everything went well with the valve adjustment. Bike was started, idled for four minutes and driven about two miles when it died. Now the bike won't start. It seems during starting when the starter is turning the motor, it slows and then basically stops the starter motor from turning. Valves were rechecked and everything looks good. The plugs are new and have lots of spark and there is fuel on them when pulled. It seems like the timing is off, but I don't know how that happened with a valve adjustment. Any ideas?

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You need to readjust the valves I would have to say you have them to tight

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