I know you are going to laugh, but Id like to know. Im lining up the parts to do the stage one on my 2005 XL 883. I have been reading what I can and giving it thought. I put my bike in storage until spring and I cant put my hands on it easily. The service manual says that to remove the header pipe from the cylinder port that one needs a special tool (and Snap-on is the recomendation) to do it. The tool looks like a socket extension with a fixed swivel head. Do I really need a special tool to remove these bolts?