Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: exeter, Devon, england uk
I agree with Graham, (who also gave me good advice), tank off + radiators & cowls, i never moved the fuel rail, but i did take off the air filter box (it is called the air silencer if i remember correctly), the jubilee clips on the airbox are a nuiscance, but take your time & you will get at them.
Every one says move the fuel rail, i just kept a paranoid eye on them, if i did it again, i would opt to remove/loosen them for more room to play with.
Remove the starter & alternator wires as soon as you can, & remember to mark them.
When you jack up the frame, (assuming that like me you are working on the floor), you will need to give it a push to get the gearbox/engine unit to pass the r/hand side frame member (the large aluminium silver coloured thing that everything bolts to), there is a belly on the inside of this member, the engine/gearbox needs a bit of a hand to get past, when you put it back together, you will probably need to take about 5mm off the inside to allow gearbox to pass the belly, otherwise you will fight to align it for installation of the rear through bolt (hanger/mounting), if you trawl this site D Shealy gives a good write up about this item.
Take your time & double check all the time, its relatively straightforward, but its a swine, when you finish it you will understand why it is expensive at the dealers.