I adjusted my valves this past Friday and it wasn't too terribly difficult. The only issue I had was finding the "t" mark on the flywheel. There are several other marks that I found at first that I thought were the correct marks, they weren't and I adjusted the valves where the gap was too much. I turned the flywheel again and finally found the "t" mark and was able to adjust them to the proper gap.
I dreaded using my pull start to run the fly wheel fearing that it might not recoil back in, luckily I had sealed it and it recoiled back in with a little help. If you put some high temp rtv around the opening where the handle goes in you will keep 99% of the mud/water out of your recoil housing.
2004 Foreman ES
A bunch of goodies on it.
2009 Honda RancherAT 420 with EPS, IRS, disc brakes, and Traxlox. Mudlites, Kolpin cargo box, Moose hot grips, AP boot guards, Warn 2.5Ci winch, sra gear reduction.