Really struggling on the sequence of steps to get to the finish line here. The first thing the instructions talk about is trimming the filter to fit over the accelerator pump. Finally figured out this is not possible until the filter retainer clips are installed.
Next is trimming the length of the air box. You really can't do that until the Mount plate and air box top plate are match drilled together, fixing the fore/aft location of the air box.
So next is aligning the air box top plate, centering it over the mount plate and ensuring it is horizontally aligned with the bottom cowl air inlet. Then matching drilling and installing the retaining clips. Instructions say there are 5 clips but FIG. 5 shows 6. So I'm thinking this is actually step one. However the fore / aft position of the air box top plate is somewhat predicated on ensuring the aft portion of the filter just sits over the drain plug. This also defines where the aft retaining clip needs to be.
Anyone who can simplify this for me gets a cold one next time we meet.
I also can't see how my filter will ever fit uniformly inside the oval hole that is cut in the air box top plate. From what I can tell the retaining clips are positioned on the edges of this oval so that is where the edge of the filter should be. Here I am holding the filter to the rear of the oval and it comes up way short of the front. Flattening the filter just causes alignment issues on the sides. This filter seems too small for this application.
It also looks to me like the air box top plate needs to be trimmed to fit over the accelerator pump.