To me, the biggest irritation was dealing with those rubber washers. Some of them were stuck to the plate when I removed it; others weren't. They seem like they'd have a small enough ID to stay on the bolt threads, but it doesn't quite work that well for me. Might just have to use a dab of glue to keep them in place on the plate, then it shouldn't be a problem anymore.
Kevin in VA
'12 DL650 (aka "Betty" - Shiro Nakama san-jū-go #035)
'07 DL650 (RIP "Grey Wind", totaled by an idiot driving the wrong way in traffic :cry