I figure I should provide an update in case anyone is in my situation and reading this thread.There isn't an easy way around it, id remove bottom fairing and disconnect radiator completely.
You can undo all radiator bolts and move it to the side, but ive found it to not be enough room.
The valve cover will come off in the gap between the radiator and cylinder head. It's a bit tricky to keep it from bending the radiator fins, but you need to do it slowly and carefully.
If you position yourself on the right hand side of the bike, and put your right hand through the gap between the radiator and cylinder head, you can pick up the cover. Using your left hand, coming down through the top (below gas tank) you can help position the cover so that the top of it is now facing straight ahead (relative to the bike's position). On it's side like that, it will fit down through that gap between the radiator and cylinder head, but there will be less than an 1/8" to spare. You may have to use your right hand to pull on the radiator to give you just a bit more slack.
I was really skeptical of this, but it did work. Just be really patient. Not to worry though, after mucking about with the allen key, you'll be chilled out