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Removing plastic upper fork covers?

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I would like to remove these for a project I am working on. According to this thread, they are claimed to be just cosmetic, so I am assuming it should be safe to do so without dust getting anywhere it shouldn't be.
 
Here's what I want to remove:
http://i.imgur.com/9Uw2zqi.jpg
 
Quote from @rick :

If you don't want to pull the wheel and the tubes to remove them, you could cut them length-wise. Personally, i think the bike looks better w/o. If I remove my fork tubes again, I'll not put them back.
You seem to have experience on this. Is pulling the wheel really the only way to remove them without damage? If my project doesn't workout, I was hoping to put them back on, but that seems like a ton of work.
 
Anyone know the part number of those covers on this page? I couldn't figure it out. http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/yam/53a99b07f8700220a4415841/front-fork
 
I might just go ahead and cut them if they are cheap enough, and then worry about putting them back on if I don't like the look later. Anyone cut them before?
 

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I would like to remove these for a project I am working on. According to this thread, they are claimed to be just cosmetic, so I am assuming it should be safe to do so without dust getting anywhere it shouldn't be. 
Here's what I want to remove:
http://i.imgur.com/9Uw2zqi.jpg
 
Quote from @rick :

If you don't want to pull the wheel and the tubes to remove them, you could cut them length-wise. Personally, i think the bike looks better w/o. If I remove my fork tubes again, I'll not put them back.
You seem to have experience on this. Is pulling the wheel really the only way to remove them without damage? If my project doesn't workout, I was hoping to put them back on, but that seems like a ton of work. 
Anyone know the part number of those covers on this page? I couldn't figure it out. http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/yam/53a99b07f8700220a4415841/front-fork
 
I might just go ahead and cut them if they are cheap enough, and then worry about putting them back on if I don't like the look later. Anyone cut them before?

I havent cut them
but when i removed my forks to send em out to @pattonme I removed them. If you want to cut them i stil have my stock set
Minus the o-rings
 
 
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Mine is the red one in back

ATGATT... ATTATT, two acronyms I live by.
 

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I havent cut them but when i removed my forks to send em out to @pattonme I removed them. If you want to cut them i stil have my stock set
Minus the o-rings
 

Ok cool. Not sure I like the look of them off so I might have to look for some different parts that will just fit around the plastic instead of the fork tube. 

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