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Removing Stickers

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  1. vDemon
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    After having my 1100 Classic for two years I took the advice in this thread and removed the tank sticker. Used a hairdryer set to warm and medium airflow along with a credit card. Used WD-40 and elbow grease to take off the glue residue and then carnuba over the cleaned spot. The frame stickers will come off eventually.

  2. kuitozwzdar
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    Have a 06 classic,black cherry.Have always kept plenty of mothers on the paint,garage kept when not riding.Never have liked badges on any of my rides 2 or 4 wheel,can you really expect no differance in the finish after a few years.Thought i would remove when had the bucks for custom paint but times are are kinda of tight now.would love to try the floss trick on tank and side covers,what do you think?

  3. quicgmicg
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    Have a 06 classic,black cherry.Have always kept plenty of mothers on the paint,garage kept when not riding.Never have liked badges on any of my rides 2 or 4 wheel,can you really expect no differance in the finish after a few years.Thought i would remove when had the bucks for custom paint but times are are kinda of tight now.would love to try the floss trick on tank and side covers,what do you think?
    If the bike has been always parked outside in the sun..you may see very slight fading after a couple years....but not very much. If it's been garaged...probably not at all.

    You could always put them back on if there is.....

  4. kaemez
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    My 02 had those hideous plastic things on the tank and elsewhere. I used an old plastic windshield tool and bug and tar remover. The only thing left is the Yamaha on the cover. Subtle, very nice.

  5. Dissj774
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    What about the emissions sticker on the lower left side frame? Does everyone remove that too?

  6. retzdaret
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    What about the emissions sticker on the lower left side frame? Does everyone remove that too?
    A lot of people just put black electric tape over that sticker.

  7. fupar
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    Hair driers are indespensible when removing annoying stickers. Just be careful around gas tanks. The heat will make the gasoline release vapours, making the tank vent, and the vent is pretty close to where you are using the electric hair drier. If you are going to do this, and I am not suggesting you do (insert legal caveat here), make sure you are in a well ventlilated area.
    And I sure wouldn't advise you to light a match to see how much fuel is in your tank, either.

  8. Shebhertezz
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    And I sure wouldn't advise you to light a match to see how much fuel is in your tank, either.
    Is that advice based on personal experience?!

  9. DocHolitaj34
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    Just wanted to get a clarification, I have the chromed plastic v star emblems on my 1100 custom. So all the cool kids take those or the stickers off their tanks? And last can I and should I take the plastic emblems off my tank? I never gave it much thought but I guess it would look better.

    Ride Safe,
    Doc

  10. kuitozwzdar
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    Used some monofilament and goo gone on battery and tool kit covers to remove badges, left some discoloring that i think you can only see if you were really looking.Havent had enough guts yet to do tank badges,still debating.
    GOOD LUCK,
    GUIDO

  11. Shebhertezz
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    Just wanted to get a clarification, I have the chromed plastic v star emblems on my 1100 custom. So all the cool kids take those or the stickers off their tanks? And last can I and should I take the plastic emblems off my tank? I never gave it much thought but I guess it would look better. Ride Safe,Doc
    I - and I think others - have been referring to removing those stupid "warning" stickers on the gas tank and engine guards. If you need those warnings you shouldn't be riding, but they're there for liability issues.

    As to the emblems, etc. I think some people have removed them but I think it's a different process. There are some other threads - do a search with some key words.

    And it I'm totally off track from what you were asking, just hit the delete button....

  12. AiginudNY
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    There are two types of Goo Gone one will be OK the other "EXTREME GooGone" is bad news it will damage the clear coat and possible the paint if you use enough and don't even get it near a windshield!

  13. wzdar218as
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    peel it with your finger. takes time but works

  14. DocHolitaj34
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    Thanks Shebhertezz for the feedback, however I reread the entire post and some must be speaking of the V Star tank stickers and Yamaha badges on the battery and tool box covers, i.e. Quote, "remove the badges on the battery and tool box covers" . And my Yamaha never had warning stickers on the tank? Anyway I couldn't get the idea off my mind and I decided to do just it, remover the badges that is. As was suggested I used a hair dryer and fishing line, they came off easy and no damage, the bike looks great. I wouldn't have believed it would have made such a difference had I not seen it with my own eyes.

    Ride Safe,
    Doc

    I'll put up before and after photo's later.

  15. quicgmicg
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    Thanks Shebhertezz for the feedback, however I reread the entire post and some must be speaking of the V Star tank stickers and Yamaha badges on the battery and tool box covers, i.e. Quote, "remove the badges on the battery and tool box covers" . And my Yamaha never had warning stickers on the tank? Anyway I couldn't get the idea off my mind and I decided to do just it, remover the badges that is. As was suggested I used a hair dryer and fishing line, they came off easy and no damage, the bike looks great. I wouldn't have believed it would have made such a difference had I not seen it with my own eyes. Ride Safe,Doc I'll put up before and after photo's later.
    It really does make a difference.... looking forward to the photos

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