So how difficult is it to swap out the air filter? Do you really have to dismount the fuel tank? I know the manual says to take it back to the dealer for this. I can't believe I have to pay the dealer to do something as simple as this.
Not sure about all but on the '05's you just take off the two bolts at teh fron of the tank and it will pivot up (don't remember off the top of my head if you have to take the seat off, but don't think so).
You can then just prop the tank up with a block of wood or anything. Then there's handful of philliphead screws holding the cover on.
do not get the k&n for the 07 r6. just got one and installed it......first off its not a perfect fit for the stock filter holes. second, maybe its just me but i feel like ive lost alot of top end power.
bmc - my friend just got a bmc. I installed it so I got to test the bike out (completely stock) before and after. I think I'm gonna get rid of my K&N and go for a bmc too. It's a quick change by the way, like everyone said - off with the seat, loosen the back bolt on the tank (so that it can pivot without striping stuff) remove the two bolts at the front of the tank and pivot up - you'll see the airbox, the rest is intuitive.