Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Morgan Hill, CA, USA
I Ride: Cafe Racer, Commuter, a Dirty one, and a Land Speed Racer.
Great write up! Its good to have some how-to's coming back around here. On the 05/06 model, there is another bolt right near the first one that you pictured, instead of being out by the header.
The only thing I would add is that you want to do this in a place in the driveway/garage where you do not normally ride or park your bike. The coolant that splashes out of the drain pan (and it will splash) is going to leave a very slippery mess for probably about a 5-10 foot diameter. You definitely do NOT want any of that on your tires.
Setp one: Obtain 5-8 squares of clean, dry toilet paper.
Setp two: some prefer to neatly fold while others prefer the "wad" technique, but you need to condense the squares into a thicker unit of TP.
...do I really need to continue?