........What's the trick to getting the air box and carb off and back on?......
Looks like a PIA!!! But I know there has to be a secret.
The secret is just use some logic.
The intake on the right side is angled forwards and the other intake is in the middle but is straight up and down.
Think of the angles as clock positions.
If looking from the left side of the bike, then the far side is pointing at 10 o'clock and the nearside is pointing at 12 o'clock.
You can drop down onto 12 but you have to push rearwards to get onto 10
Therefore you have to fit the right side 10 o'clock intake first and then just drop down straight onto the other 12 o'clock one.
Spit on your index finger and wipe some saliva around the inside surface of each boot to help make them slippery. Don't use any lubricant that won't dry or they can come off too easy.
The clamp ring screws should be lined up for easy access before you pop on the air box.