Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
Slipping a small screw driver behind the circlip as the snap ring plier pulls it inward is a pretty common way to get the clips out. You can use two screw drivers, small ones with thin 3/16" or smaller blade widths, squeeze the circlip, get the screw driver behind it to wedge it out, and work it toward the middle of the clip by inserting the other screw driver and twisting the blade to pry more of the clip out. Once you have about half the clip out of its groove you can start using the screw driver to pry the loose end upward as you work it out. If you bend the clip a bit it won't hurt, it's easy to straighten them out if you give them a bit of a wow.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT