Originally Posted by imarcr2
I don't think it could be the chain, as the bike is equipped with an automatic oiler(scottoiler).
What are the "starter valves"?
Just because the bike is equiped with an automatic chain oiler doesn't mean the chain can't be out of adjustment or worn out.
Starter valves are described beginning on page 5-78 of Honda service manual, and starter valve synchronization is described on page 5-81. They are associated with the f.i. system.