Join Date: May 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
So, here the success story. Second attempt was a no go.
I started the bike and waited until I got nearly full bars on the temp guage and the AUX fan came on. I turned of the bike, was mindful of the hot exhaust and main bolt came off like butter. It was very easy to get off. It appears that a very small amount of loctite is used.
That does the trick.
Hot tip: If it won't come off, warm up the engine first and try again. Don't strip the bolt or ruin your tools.