I was all set to wrench a little on the bike. I was going to:
1. Replace in-line fuel filter (as manual suggests for 20k miles)
2. Replace spark plugs
3. Measure valve clearances.
I took the airbox off and got 1 and 2 done (after much work since its the first time i've ever opened up a bike)... but then when I looked at how many hoses were connected to the carbs and the fact that the throttle cable was connected to it (i've never messed with that)... I got discouraged and didn't bother.
My question: How much of a pain in the butt is it to take off the carb assembly and check the valves?
Also: Why is it such a pain in the ass to get the stupid main vents connected and clamped to the airbox? I spent over an hour just doing that after I got done :