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    I bought my 2008 RSV used and the warning sticker ("WARNING - be careful of everything") is still on the tank to the right of the gas cap. How can I remove this sticker without removing or damaging the paint on the tank?

    Likewise, I want to remove the built-in communication cord that is held in place on the tank with a clip. I have Schuburth helmets with Blue Tooth so will never need the factory comm system. I can remove the comm connector cable with no problem but also want to remove the clip glued to the tank without damaging the tank paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtart View Post
    I bought my 2008 RSV used and the warning sticker ("WARNING - be careful of everything") is still on the tank to the right of the gas cap. How can I remove this sticker without removing or damaging the paint on the tank?

    Likewise, I want to remove the built-in communication cord that is held in place on the tank with a clip. I have Schuburth helmets with Blue Tooth so will never need the factory comm system. I can remove the comm connector cable with no problem but also want to remove the clip glued to the tank without damaging the tank paint.
    Use a hair dryer on the tank sticker to soften the glue. It should peel right off. Back and forth on the area so as not to get the thing too hot. Some hair dryers can get pretty hot. Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by divey View Post
    Use a hair dryer on the tank sticker to soften the glue. It should peel right off. Back and forth on the area so as not to get the thing too hot. Some hair dryers can get pretty hot. Doug
    Yup hairdryer but warm just enough for it to start peeling. Too much heat and it will pull apart. Any glue residue can be removed with alcohol or lighter fluid.
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    Default Re: how to remove stickers on tank

    I agree with hair dryer, but I would use soft rag and WD40 to get glue and residue off.

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    Hmm I seem to remember a discussion way back about the "warning" sticker. Something about they were clear coated over and trying to peel it could screw the rest of the paint up. But the comm cord for sure will come off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djh3 View Post
    Hmm I seem to remember a discussion way back about the "warning" sticker. Something about they were clear coated over and trying to peel it could screw the rest of the paint up. But the comm cord for sure will come off.
    Mine left a faint rectangle outline in the black paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VentureFar View Post
    Mine left a faint rectangle outline in the black paint.
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    Did you use hot air to remove it? I think I can take a faint rectangle over the warning sticker itself.
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    I honestly canít remember for sure. I have a faint memory of picking at the corner with my fingernail and then just peeling it off.
    I would have been afraid to use a blow dryer next to the gas tank since they spark internally when you turn them in.
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    Default Re: how to remove stickers on tank

    I really like GooGone, stuff is badass. I just got a bike that had more than a couple squid stickers and that sorted things right on out. Heating it up with a hair dryer as mentioned should help too.

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    Default Re: how to remove stickers on tank

    As for the cord clip, it is just double sided tape holding it on. A piece of fish line or dental floss will allow you to 'cut' it off. Goo-B-Gone, WD-40, etc. for any remaining adhesive.

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