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Ok, a friend of mine did his own service last night on his 2005 1000RR and he rang me half way through it in tears.... its a feckin nightmare to get the plugs out, went to his house to give him a hand and eventually got them out... Now.. I usually do my own servicing, but.. feck.. I'm having second thoughts now..

Any advice!!!
 

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did I say something wrong????

noboby want to give me any advice..
 

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the first time is the worst! i have found after a couple of times its alot easier......plus I'm an x-mechanic with a large assortment of tools so that helps too..but the more you tear it down the easier it usualy comes.
 

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cheers man..

did you take off the radiator fully or just let it hang down?
 

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the first time is the worst! i have found after a couple of times its alot easier......plus I'm an x-mechanic with a large assortment of tools so that helps too..but the more you tear it down the easier it usualy comes.
I think your spot on with your comment on the right tools for the job!
 

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The one thing I made peace with is to phone and call a friend.
Nothing beats the two heads team. Not even obscure instructions and fade out scematics.
We are so close now that we work on each others projects.:cool:

But then again, this is how the frienship was launched, right into troubled waters. :thumb:
 

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You wouldn't believe the room and ease of service you get after removing every non-essential component off the bike. I knocked off at least 10 pounds off my bike.

Without 4 pounds worth of heavy plastic flapper assembly, I can just reach right up there with a wrench and check the plugs. Yes, that cruft weighs that much. Lots of room and nothing to remove. Couldn't be easier. There's also a bunch of plastic sheets covering the engine surface that I guess that are supposed to insulate heat and noise. Out they went too. I can reach just about everything with my fairings on.
 
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