:lol: Yes I think you got it now,,, I just happen to had an allen wrench that was 18 inches long.lespaul66 said:Dreadnought
From the shop manual I got an impression that the whole assembly will be loose if removing those screws ?????
:eyecrazy: think he has pulled on it and something told him to ash for help. Finesse go's a long way when working on this bikes..or our ole ladies....morrisjl2 said:After further thought I can say that when I took my airbox out and was adjusting the secondary throttle adjustment; I think that is what it is called when you install Ivans TRE and a PC with his map and so and on...I took off the plate just pulling it off. I have an 04 if that makes any difference. ??????
:+1: While pulling the cam bearing caps off (with the loose bolts in place) a dowel pin was stuck, I pulled up hard with my fingers and it came free sending two of the cam cap bolts out one landing on the shop floor the other went down the left frame tube(lol) it was a real mother "f" to get out. it took me about 3 hrs to figure out where the bolt was at and "how" to get it out~liveing and learning at 50 (priceless) Hope Lespaul66 doesn't pry it off~~~ :lol:GoFaster said:If you are removing the entire throttle body (for example, to get access to valve adjustment) it is not necessary to remove the airbox lower plate from the throttle bodies. Disconnect whatever electrical connectors you can, then loosen the clamp screws through the access holes in the frame, then lift the entire throttle body assembly together with the airbox bottom plate up a little, then separate the rest of the electrical connectors once there is some room to work. Also, it isn't necessary to disconnect the throttle cables at the throttle body end. Disconnect them at the top (at the handgrip - it's easy), and then when you remove the throttle body assembly from the bike, pull the throttle cables through while still attached to the throttle body assembly.
I have not tried separating the airbox lower plate from the throttle bodies.
This bike is NOT easy to work on. None of the newer sportbikes are. They are designed to go down the assembly line easily, they are not designed to be serviced afterward. The disadvantage of this "mass centralization" theme that everyone is promoting, is that all the mechanical components end up crammed together in a very small package in the middle of the bike, with no room to stick a finger in anywhere.
If you drop a screw or a washer while re-assembling the rest of the bike (for example, one of the spacers at the front attachment points for the fuel tank), it will not fall out the bottom, and there will be no way to reach it or even SEE it, and this is after a couple hours of putting the bike back together. Do NOT ask how I know this!
(Yeah, it's still in there somewhere.)