Gas Tank Sticker??? - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 19
Gas Tank Sticker???

Ok folks, how did you remove the warning sticker from your Raider's gas tank?

Thanks!
BiggerBike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 10:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Highlands, TX
Posts: 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiggerBike View Post
Ok folks, how did you remove the warning sticker from your Raider's gas tank?

Thanks!
Scratch with nail then wipe with alcohol or goof off
raulgarzajr.1311 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Waldorf, MD
Posts: 88
I sat my 950 out in the hot sun, applied Goo Gone with a piece of cheesecloth repeatedly, and used my fingernail to scrape it off, bit by bit. Once I got it all off, I cleaned it and then used motorcycle wax to polish it up. It took me 40 minutes to get it off/polish it.
Bman950 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 894
I used a hairdryer and I'm pretty sure it bonded better with heat. With extreme pain I removed the searing hot sticker with a fingernail. As if that wasn't enough, I switched hands and did the windshield, too.

2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe
OEM Tall Sissy Bar
Memphis Shades Fork Deflectors
Bridgestone Exedra Max Belted Tires
Baron's RSTD 7308 bar
sparkn is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 12:07 AM
Member
 
LS650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 31
I parked my new bike in the sun for a couple of hours so the solar heat would soften it up.
Then I used an old plastic credit card as a kind of scraper to carefully push the decal away without scratching the clearcoat.
Afterwards I used a clean rag to buff the area and rub away the bit of gluey residue left behind.
This worked surprisingly well: no visible signs that a decal was ever there.

2014 Yam 650 Custom
LS650 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 19
Thumb nails, Goo Gone, patients, and about 30 minutes.

No more nasty, eyesore warning sticker!

Thanks for the advice folks!
BiggerBike is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Moderator
 
Keith Post's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,806
Garage
BB, I did exactly as LS 650 did on my 950t last Sunday. Worked perfectly, and as bevo says, you'll go faster with less drag after its gone.
Keith Post is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome