Main Motorcycle: Very fast 675
Official Leathers Tester
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Other Motorcycle: DRZ 400 Bad Idea
Extra Motorcycle: Mad Max the Husqvarna
Those connectors are a pain, but I got along with them better than the later version on the 675. Why? Who knows!
It wouldn't surprise me much if you found corroded spark plugs as well. If the bike lives outside, which mine did, and it didn't get ridden much for a while (not a problem mine ever had), water collects in the spark plug wells and damages the coils and corrodes the spark plugs.
Make sure any openings in the airbox between the filter and throttle bodies is sealed. Make sure all the vacuum hoses between the IACV and throttle bodies are in good shape and sealed. There's a seam on the IACV that will occasionally be a problem. Make sure that's sealed. May as well replace the air filter as long as it's all apart.
There may be some other things to look at while you are in there, but I'm not thinking of them now.
It's a squid thing. You wouldn't understand.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.