Good luck. As I mentioned, the exhaust are easy to check if you drop the radiator (you don't have to drain the coolant), but the intakes are a pain. Cutting and bending the feeler gauge is certainly an option. When I bought my tapered feeler gauges they came as a set of two, so I could probably cut and bend one set to shape also. I may try that if the Rocky Mountain ATV gauges don't do the trick. All I can say is I never swore as much in my life as when I was trying to measure the intake clearances because I tried to come from the back straight in but the throttle body is in the way. Someone suggested to come in from the side so I will try that also in the spring. I suspect that once everything is set to spec, the clearances probably won't move much for a lot of miles.