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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Reflective sticker removal

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I've been on this forum for about a month while looking for a bike. I enjoy this forum very much, you guys rock! I picked up a new 06 F4 1000s Red/Silver yesterday and spent the night looking at it in the garage. I have a question Re: removal of the reflective stickers and caution stickers on the tank. Will they come off ok with a little heat from a hair dryer? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 08:38 AM
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Mine pretty much just fell off, they were hardly on there at all. The warning stickers on the tank take a little bit more effort, but I didn't need a hair dryer at all and simply used the sticky side of the removed sticker to 'dab' up any glue that stayed on the tank...GO FOR IT!

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To get the sticky stuff of I have always used shellite, but try it on a small patch. I have used it on mine.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 10:26 AM
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Those stickers will pull right off

I just also picked up a new 06 1000 and the stickers pulled right off without any help and to tell you the truth I think they were designed to pull off right after you take delivery.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 12:58 PM
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Usually, they just yank right off without any residue. They seem to be designed for about 4 miles of riding, or 80 MPH, whichever comes first.

If you have any residue left, you can hit it with Goo Gone or some other mild cleaner - no damage to clearcoat.
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MV stickers are easy to pull off, mine were barely sticking to the bike... they are much easier to remove than Japanese bike's stickers, my R6's were a real PITA to deal with...


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys! I went out, grabbed an edge, and they peeled right off. Looks much better now. Thanks again!
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