It's a little fiddly even with the plastic off. Ideally you need a least three hands with kiddies fingers...
If you get it in the right position then there is no issue with the plastic getting fouled. I lucked out and got it first go.
Interesting about the delivery issues - I'm on the other side of the world and got it in about 10 days (or less) from memory.
'08 Vee: Suzy luggage, Crash bars, Rad Guard & front mudguard extension, Zumo 550, Oxford Hot grips, Stebel, PC-8, 12v acc, Scott oiler & lube-tube, Remus Revolution Cans, Bark Busters, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.
'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.