2007 FZ6
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Those pipes are the old style/original Scorpions. When I was ordering mine, I was expecting those, with the extended, outward tips.

Re checking the valves. Checking is not terribly difficult. Adjusting/re-shimming a little bit more difficult requiring removal of the cam(s). Just be aware, in the Yamaha shop manual, it states to rotate the crank CC (RS of engine) WHICH IS BACKWARDS. Always rotate clockwise-forward/normal operation.

Re risers, you install straight up risers but if more is needed, a riser/set back will fit with all cables and lines: