Re: Tear down help
If you don't mind a ride to Tampa, straight down I-75, I'd be more than willing to help. Takes about 30 minutes to disassemble. Getting it apart is the easy part. Getting it back together is the difficult part! Naaaaa, just kidding. It really isn't hard and if you do it slowly and keep the screws from disappearing, you won't have a problem. Seriously, it isn't hard and there is lots of info on this site telling where the hidden screws lurk. Most likely, the creaks are from age..... If you get stuck, just call of ask the question on this site.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)