- Remove the air cleaner assembly and carb to loosen the throttle/idle cable bracket properly and hope I don't mess up gaskets, o-rings, and such along the way
- Just bend the thottle/idle cable bracket out of the way and bend it back when I was done
I went the easy route (#2). I was able to get the stock cover off easily after bending the bracket slightly with needle-nose pliers. Many thanks to members of the XL Forum for the tip.
Here is my new carb cover installed:
I love the way it flows with the rocker covers. I want to get socket cap screws to replace those that came with the cover. The tiny buttonheads seem way too easy to strip.