I have a long list of things to do to my 1100 as soon as it gets warm with Belts being a must. I plan to get the bike running before I do the belts and will pull the radiator at the same time to do the radiator hoses Plus this will make the belts easier to get at. My question is can I get the belt covers back on easily with the radiator remounted? I want to start the bike and get it warmed up so I can check the belt tension before I button it up. I did take one cover off about a year ago to look at the belts and could never get the center bolt back in. I am not a klutz and never could get the bolt to grab. ( threads are not stripped) I really want to monitor the belt tension with the new set after the engine is hot. Just worried about being able to get both covers back on properly afterwords.
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yes, you can put covers back on with the radiator in place but no, it's not easy to do. a lot of guys just leave the middle bolts out or you could let the bike cool down and pull the bottom of the radiator forward to gain acces.
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