Ok, got the gas tank off the bike. Wow! Little tougher than I thought and had to drain the fuel out of the tank first. I should have ridden it for awhile until empty. Anyway, lesson learned!
I now have access to the throttle body and yes afer removal of the vertical stacks got to see the inside and boy is it dirty! Plan on doing some major heavy duty cleaning. Any advise here is appreciated.
Ok, for the embarrassing question--I now have access to the spark plugs and but this something I have not seen before. When I pulled the back plug, the rubber came off along with long rubber tube! WTFO--is this the spark plug boot? I quickly returned it back to its place NOT knowing what to expect. Some help--am I on the right track? Is the plug at the end of this tube?