What's All The Fuss??
Just a big bunch of thanks to Ken, sbeau1960, and semi_gray for all the help in removing the PAIR system and replacing my sparkplugs!
I read and examined the pictures on your sticky threads on PAIR removal. sbeau1960's tips to unbolt the water hose "T" and the #1–4 coil made a world of difference. The plates are a perfect fit, semi_gray! I used ¾" long, black allen bolts and a lock washer to replace the longer stock bolts (got them at Ace). It was quite easy to get an allen wrench in there to tighten them, harder on the inside bolt of the right side plate, but it worked. I used a standard rubber stopper to block off the nipple in the airbox – got it from Lowe's.
While all the hinderances were out of the way, I dropped in a set of Irridium plugs. I don't see the big difficulty with #3! The accompanying toolkit has the perfect spark plug wrench, which I discovered after I went out and bought a u-joint but couldn't get my extension down the hole. Then the lightbulb came on when I remembered someone (bless you!) said the toolkit had the perfect tool. He was right. It swivels down the hole, the inside has a rubber "grabber" to bring the plug up the hole, and it works with any 10mm wrench. ...and it is short enough to not bang into the frame or anything else under there! I just used a 3/8" drive and six inch extension with a standard sparkplug wrench (also rubber lined) on 1, 2, and 4. Now, I remember reading that some here did not get the toolkit when you bought your bikes, I believe these were the '06 and '07 models. My '04 has the kit. Well, if you can buy the spark plug wrench from Honda, do so, it saves on the bad language in the garage!
Well, I'm sure I set no records in installing this stuff, but I got real familiar with a bunch more stuff under the hood.