Just be very careful when taking them off. When I took delivery of mine, as the tech was taking the fillers off to put the passenger backrest on he was saying how careful you have to be otherwise they'll break....and it broke on him as he was saying that. The rear clip is what breaks off very easily.
And that is the EXACT reason why I"m went without a Limited. I could see those being a problem.....taking them ON and OFF. I think they are meant to stay on....but if you're going to access the rear spools for backrest and/or future tourpack, then they must come off. Poor engineering in my opinion!!!
The bike looks unfinished without them. I hate seeing the bolts holding the fender on. And without them there is a lot of spray from the rear wheel if you ride in wet conditions. They definitely could have done a better job on these.