Can't remember for sure if they have pins on them or not for alignment. The tank badges do combined with adhesive backing. I wouldn't mess with heat, just use some waxed tooth floss, slip it under one corner and slide back and forth until they pop off. The use some goo remover or vegetable oil to get the rest of the stickum off the panel.
Use a hair dryer to heat the glue that adheres them to the cover. Heat the badge and the back side of the cover. Use a butter knife to gently pry them up all the way, or just enough to get dental floss under them to get them off. Take your time and keep the glue heated. The heat from the hair dryer won't hurt the paint. Patience is key if you are trying to save the badges.
What a timely thread, I just bought the Carpenter side badges, and I have to take off the chrome side panel embellishers my dealer threw in free when I bought the bike, and which I no longer like anyway. That's pretty much what I heard in the past, and found on the internet
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