I have the heated grip elements and new grips installed, as well as a shiny new clutch lever and functional front brakes! The ProGrip 714s should tame some of the engines buzz through the bars.
Before I could go any farther on reassembly, I needed to do the valve service. I pulled the radiator, dropped the newly positioned oil cooler and removed the plug wires. Once the area was cleared, I could easily get to the valve cover and remove the bolts. My excitement quickly turned to frustration when I learned the valve adjuster tool I ordered was not even close to the correct one. I even tried the valve adjuster from when I had a Honda Element, sadly, while the socket was the correct size, the tool itself was too large. This stopped me dead in my tracks. I stuffed shop towels in the plug holes and put the valve cover back on.
Some brief Googling turned up that the original tool is worth a good amount. I found some crafty souls had ground down the sides of sockets so they could hold it with a wrench and put a screwdriver down the middle. Someone else welded a handle on to a socket. That's it! With a quick message I had a friend willing to make my custom valve tool.