I've been dreading changing the coolant on my '08, after having read the service manual. By the method given, there's a lot of plastic which has to be removed including, the storage box (everything up front behind the front fairing), the service cover and, both lower leg shields. I finally had a look at Le Dude's write-up where he does it by that method and, things were looking dismal for a quick job especially, since my storage box now contains the extra mechanisms, hoses, wires and cables for the McCruise I just installed. Fortunately, at the end of his article he says he just did it that way since it was his first time but, acknowledged that if the radiator hose is not removed (justified in that it holds very little coolant once the system is drained through the radiator), the only thing which really has to be removed is the service panel and right lower leg shield. Suddenly, it was a much more doable job and, a short time later, COMPLETED. That was the last of my fluid changes to get done before leaving on my big trip, next week. THANKS, LE DUDE!