so.... has anyone ever done this job? This will be my first time doing it with a vulcan. I have done it on my old dirtbikes and several cars. but first cruiser. Will there be any issues with the air box being in the way? or do i need to plan on doing an ear shave as well? It is the front cylinder. I got back from a cruise, had a big loss of power, starting to smoke white. not necessarily a "sweet" radiator type smell.... but. i started it up the next day and didnt smoke much.... I think it is only leaking when the engine is hot right now. I am also replacing the front exhaust manifold (broken stud and need to replace gaskets). Any tips and hints for my weeks adventure?