My MT-10SP cracked 20,000 fun-filled km on Saturday with a great 600km twisty road ride. It's mid-winter here but wasn't too bad for riding with temperatures around 10-15C most of the time; the heated grips got a bit of a work-out as I'm getting old/soft.
I was a little wary of the strip down to get to the filter and plugs and took it slowly with much manual reference. I left the air scoop innards in place and just flexed those out to pull the tank. Took a while to figure out how to move that out and get to the fuel hose connector, but the MT had helpfully mostly emptied the tank so it was pretty light.
I used a combination of a deep 14mm socket, 50mm extension and a universal drive to access the outside plugs, plus a magnetic pickup to collect the plugs. I pushed a 100 mm long piece of 5mm vacuum tubing slipped over the plug end and used that to lower and spin the new plugs in. Fortunately I have a good collection of bits and pieces with sockets, and I was easily able to torque the plugs in place.
The only bit of the job I found difficult was pushing the white fitting up into the grommet on the AIS cover; in the end I held the solenoid fitting up with a big flat blade screw driver and pushed the cover down. The AIS air hose to the airbox is also a bugger to fit and I need a new pair of pliers with an angled tip in future. I think an AIS eliminator kit is in my future...
And when I had it all back together I pushed the button and no fault codes, so I must have plugged it all together properly!
My filter was properly nasty, the MT does like to eat wasps!