Last night I put on my forward controls, and in the process, you have to take the front cylinder exhaust off to access bolts. When I took the pipe off, I looked into the exhaust port. What is the normal color of the valve, stem, and port? The general color all around on mine was black - sooty, with a light greyish/white color on parts of the valve stem. The only mods I have done to this bike are rush slip ons, still running stock air filter. I plan to get get a DFO in the next couple weeks to add a bit more fuel. My only other question is after getting the exhaust back on, I started the bike and put my fingers very close to the header clamp to feel for "puffs" to make sure there were no leaks, is that good or is there a better way to make sure your head pipe is seated okay. Thanks again, you guys help us noobs learn alot!