Oh yeah, and leave the covers off to start the bike and check your work and its operation, including noises. On the 1200 I have, you have to pull the radiator to perform this procedure, but you can run any bike that is cool to start with for a minute or two and not damage anything. Don't rev it, of course. You'll be "cricket-free" in no time!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
1995 1500 Aspencade named "Cochise"
1985 1200 Aspencade named "Tatanka"
IDMWT club #18
Last edited by Tatanka; 06-19-2012 at 11:51 PM.