03 valve covers are a b#$%

am i the only one who hates taking the valve cover off of an 03?  there is seriously no room in between the frame rails.  and then getting it back on while trying to keep the gasket on?? thats 10x harder lmao

try it on the newer bikes it only gets worse!

use some grip glue or other adhesive to secure the rubber gasket to the valve cover.. life is MUCH easier this way. Then make sure the throttle and hot start cables are pulled out of the way. Use zip ties if needed.

Edited by MELK-MAN

Yeah , you just need to set up the cables and wiring correctly .

use some grip glue or other adhesive to secure the rubber gasket to the valve cover.. life is MUCH easier this way. Then make sure the throttle and hot start cables are pulled out of the way. Use zip ties if needed.

That's exactly what I did. The zipties helped alot but damn. It was difficult trying to get it back on and not scratch the hell out of it since I had just painted it

try it on the newer bikes it only gets worse!

Haven't worked on a newer one yet but if its worse I dint think I want to haha

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