I can't figure out where this should be posted on the site, so here it is. It's a pic of a tool to help you safely, quickly, and easily pop off engine covers and related plastic panels with prongs stuck into grommets. It has worked very well for me at least, so long as I use a little finesse, a light touch, and apply the force straight out toward you as close to the prong/grommet as possible. As you can see it is nothing more than a small Stanley trim size crowbar, with the claw covered with electrical tape. Sure, it could be improved on greatly but for less than $5 it is easy enough to just keep one taped and ready for use in the bike's shop-based toolkit. The Sharpie marker is just to give you an idea of the size...small.
308.8 KB Views: 69