Re: front mudgaurd removal ?
I just replaced my fender on my 03 1000, and have had it off a few times, you have to remove the front wheel.
1.) I remove and hang both calipers off to the side, no need to remove brake lines.
2.) Loosen the Fork Pinch Bolts on the throttle side of the bike (The Allen Socket Portion of the Axle), keep opposites tight.
3.) Use appropriate tool to untighten remove Axle, I use the Motion Pro tool, but also have a home made job with a big bolt and 5 nuts that fit the space.
4.) Remove Wheel carefully.
5.) Remove 6 fender bolts and slowly twist and remove fender.
Least the baove works for me, your needs or results may vary.
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