There are a zillion threads on this (use the search key above). Simple test is to pull the RHS cover off & see if the lever moves out when you rev the bike, but this won’t tell you if the gears are stripped (common). Best to take them apart & clean them every so often to prevent this. Again read threads on this.
this check the threads thing don't work for me i put in kipps valve and it brought up 2
1 of them was mine not a lot help there then
i have taken off the cover and you can pull out the shaft quiet easliy
so dose this mean the gears shafted
Jeff, what did you have to pay for the valve. I ordered mine from 1-877-797-2453 and the exact cost was 25.22 plus I had to order the collar too 3.74 plus $8 for shipping total $37.00. My local dealer quoted my 46.95 for one valve. Dont forget buykawasaki.com-go there and type in your year model and you can look up any part and part number. Just thought this might help. Drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org