Also, Special thx to my friends at FZ8 forum for their guidance with this instructable and thank you Mike D for helping me with this project.
Step 1: Getting ready
Then we take off the two side coverings under the seat. After that we remove the rider's seat so that we can get to the battery and voltage regulator and tray. Lets remove the battery then we can unbolt the voltage regulator from the tray.
Step 2: Suspend for suspension
Once you have the bike at the right height the bolts should simply slide out like mine. You can now pull out the rear shock. Here's a pic of the crappy stock shock......yuck.
After pulling out the shock, you will need to raise the bike a bit higher so that the voltage regulator tray can slide out to the back of the bike.
FY!, I am working with a california edition fz8 so there is a bit of a difference with the voltage regulator tray. There will be a fuel canister for emissions bolted to the tray when you take it out.
Step 3: Surgery
The front left mounting point of the upper stamping needed to be removed and needs to be slightly bent back then re welded.
Mounting holes for the fuel canister needs to be elongated so that the canister can be pushed back by 3/8"
Finally, a simple cut to the splash guard will ensure that you can still cover the voltage regulator and clear the shock reservoir.