Changing plugs and filter element.
Just got back from a long trip down to Utah/Arizona. My chain and sprockets were gone on my way back. I stopped in Boise, Id and got it cleaned, tightened and lubed. It was gonna take 2 days to get a new chain and sprockets. Anyway, I'm back home in Alberta and the bike is going in for new chain and sprockets on Friday. In the meantime I decided to change the plugs and filter element. It's an '03 DL1000. I'm having a bitch of a time getting at the plugs. I've removed all the clips on the front cowling. (broke about 3 of them before I found the trick to removing them) I removed the bolt at the bottom of the Rad and according to the manual you slide the Rad forward and access the plug. Problem is, the Rad only moves forward about a 1/2" and it's still next to impossible to get my fingers on the plug, let alone a spark plug wrench. Any tricks to getting at the plugs? Any help is appreciated.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada