Thanks for the imput fellows, I have tried the heat to no avail so have decided to remove barrels as well. Will give me a chance to check on other parts of the bike and paint barrels as well. I am assuming I have to remove the alternator housing from the near side and only distributor from off side. Seems to be no other way to get at the 4 bolts holding the barrels. Will keep you posted on progress or lack thereof.