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So my new helmet came in. Shoei flagger in red. I love it! It's got me thinking about doing a few little red accents on my bike. I think I'm going to try a red pinstripe around my wheels and a few other little odds and ends like maybe some red bar end weights.

I think that that big bright green S on the tank decal won't look so hot though. Has anyone pulled the decals from their gas tanks yet? Do they seem to come off without damaging the paint?

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So my new helmet came in. Shoei flagger in red. I love it! It's got me thinking about doing a few little red accents on my bike. I think I'm going to try a red pinstripe around my wheels and a few other little odds and ends like maybe some red bar end weights.

I think that that big bright green S on the tank decal won't look so hot though. Has anyone pulled the decals from their gas tanks yet? Do they seem to come off without damaging the paint?

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The tank decals are under the clear coat. So unless you want to sand and repaint/clear, there’s no other way around it. Some people have done a tank repaint here.
 

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I took off the badges from my previous bike...2004 Yamaha V Star 1100. Applied WD-40, heated with hair dryer and carefully used fishing line to to get underneith and remove. Cleaned up with Goop. The clearcoat was not an issue with the badges but I can see that would be problematic with decals.
 

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The tank decals are under the clear coat. So unless you want to sand and repaint/clear, there’s no other way around it. Some people have done a tank repaint here.
Well that sucks......maybe I'll look into a full tank wrap.

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I’ve seen a wrap done on a KVS tank and the decal outline still shows because it is raised with the clear coat on top. You can feel it with your fingers.
 

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The decals on the tank (stickers) are just glued on. WD 40 and a little heat anda soft rag will get them off. They are not under the clear coat, like on your helmet.
 

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The decals on the tank (stickers) are just glued on. WD 40 and a little heat anda soft rag will get them off. They are not under the clear coat, like on your helmet.
Wellllllll that is some conflicting info.....

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I went and took a very close look at my tank decals......they are definitely under the clear coat. I wonder if the color of the bike has anything to do with it. I have a 2015 in matte black.
 

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The decals on the tank (stickers) are just glued on. WD 40 and a little heat anda soft rag will get them off. They are not under the clear coat, like on your helmet.
Without being a smartass,
Have you seen the decal on a Vulcan S?

I own a purple one and my money rides on it being under the clear coat.
 

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Ahh yes, forgot about the cafe and the new colour schemed graphics. Any of the newer Cafe’s with the new style stripe/ colour scheme tank may have them on top, along with the rest of the graphics.
It’s just all a big sticker.
 
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