I basically followed most of the walk through by JM1515 in the Verses. I did not remove the carb boots from the air box, just pulled them off the carbs. I pulled the upper coolant hose so I could move the air box move and I pulled the rear axle rolled the back tire back and pulled the drive shaft loose. Then I lowered the engine and pushed it to the right side enough to remove the cover. I chose not to remove the bevel gear cover, but it may have been easier. Basically I would only need to disconnect the throttle cables to finish dropping the engine. Just be aware the bike is really unstable once you start pushing on the engine. I used jack stands to support the frame on the right side even with the engine on 2 jacks. I think all the write ups have their merits. It just depends on what you want, or need to do. Good luck and keep us informed.
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