Next in the 'list' is the under-tray for the ECU
which was MUCH easier than it was when I removed my '08 ECU...!
BTW - Kawasaki has replaced the 'resin' fuel fitting w/ a steel one that is MUCH easier to get the fuel line OFF and back ON, altho' (I guess, to save money) the fuel-line is almost TOO short (as are ALL the wires, etc, on my '15), and now there is only ONE connector for electrics instead of two.
Here's the rear-view of the shock, showing how it is 'tortuously' wrapped around all manner of stuff, causing the necessity to take the bike apart to get at it....
The battery box has to come out, so here are the relays apart
and the battery box out.
Here's the remote preload adjuster 'freed' from its imprisonment,
and my attempt at seeing whether it could be routed better
then supporting the rear to remove the shock...
then TRYING to install the R1 shock.
I was NOT about to cut the bracket for the remote adjuster off the frame (the ONLY way to mount the R1 shock, it appears...) in case it STILL wouldn't clear things, so I just reversed all the work I'd just done (probably about six hours worth), the R1 shock back on the bench (ANYONE looking for an R1 shock w/ a 13.8 kg/mm spring - I'm about 195 to 200 ATGATT...?), but I opened the airbox to see that the filter is now a "replace-ONLY" paper element.
All-in-all, I posted this to help others make their decision on whether it'd be worth it to change the shock on the '15s....