Re: Well that escalated quickly.
Removing them is fairly easy. Getting them back together is not. A small flat blade screwdriver and pry lightly at the red arrow and the clamp will pop apart.
They can be reused if careful but you have to squeeze like hell at the green brackets points to get it to clip together again.
Some use over sized needle nose pliers and have success. I personally use a pair of needle nosed vise grips as it is easier to get the force needed to get them back together. Some have had enough trouble getting them clipped again that they ordered the screw type clamps and used them but they use these clip type on bikes with cruise control to keep the clamps from interfering with the throttle linkage and binding the throttle opened. Placement is critical with the screw type clamps, even those that are currently in use on cyl 3 and 4 so take a picture so you know where they need to be when done.
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced