I was looking at the manual and aren't you able to remove the starter without digging that deep into the bike? Service Manual page # 16-47... I only ask because my Gen 5 since new has had starting issues and the battery has always came back good. If I needed to get to the starter to replace, I'd like to know which is best way of doing so.
Have to take off the thermostat housing blocking the starter so its easier to do with the tank off. i did mine with the air box still on