Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
You have to contort that piece a lot more than feels comfortable to get it free, as you mention there's a clip that hangs up and you need to bow the piece in the middle to get it loose. There is a video on youtube that offers some suggestions and shows you what things should look like.
Getting it back on is equally not fun... making me think that as the bikes get older and the plastic gets more brittle, these pieces might become impossible to remove without breaking them.
15 Multistrada S Touring/Urban/Enduro, 04 Tiger 955i, 86 MaximX 750 (son), 13 Ural (wife)
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, for there lurks the skid demon"