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I set mine at about 70 degrees the second time. Sounds noisier when the motor is up to temp now so may reset. I assume after you have had the head apart it may take a couple times until they seat in.
And as those valves seat into the head, the pushrods will become tighter requiring more adjustments.
Too tight valve lash means the possibility of scorching a valve seat.

A wise old gray beard once told me that these Iron Sportsters tend to sound like a washing machine full of marble when running them down the highway.
Pretty much the best description I've heard of...........
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