Taking things apart is easy, but I must say, the RC is a pain to work on. It’s got a complicated wiring harness and things like the radiator, exhaust, and tank are all just a little bit harder to dismount than they are on Japanese bikes. Thankfully once I got all the peripheral parts off, the engine was very easy to get out of the frame. The forward hangers come off completely so you can lower the engine straight down. No twisting, rocking, or leaning necessary.