Removing the lower plastic belt guard on the sportsters not only looks better, but will make you superman (ok, not really. I made that up – just looks better).
Grab your 3/8 wrench, there are 3 bots we need to loosen to slid it off.
Once they are loose, you can slide it –> forward and it will be detached.
At first it seems as if you will not be able to pull it out from the bike due to the exhaust and belt, however if you pull it under and bend the belt just slightly, she will come out.
Now just remove the 3 bolts entirely.
Much cleaner look.
Now your superman.