4 hands and an hour later...
...and replacement headlight bulbs were in and everything buttoned back up. What a PITA! I've read about people replacing them in 10 minutes without removing anything, but have no idea how one could do that.
I had to remove the fairings, the windscreen, the plastic from the instrument cluster that the windscreen attaches to, the silver ring around the headlight, and then of course the headlight assembly.
I got the old bulbs out fine, but after about 45 minutes of fumbling around trying to get the bulb lined up and the springy metal holder seated without the bulb coming unplugged I finally called my wife in for help. It still took two of us a good 10 minutes to get one bulb in. That rubber boot also didn't make it any easier...ugh...
What's the trick?
2011 Imperial Red
Givi V46 / V35's SW Motech mounts
Skidmarx hugger Moto Werks bar riser
Mondo Motors LED Driving Lights
A little bit of road rash