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Not sure if you can see in the photo, but I removed 10 stickers from the bike...looks a lot cleaner now, I think. Flush mount turn signals are on the way, and that should be about it for this year.








Stickers removed:
- Rear "Yamaha"
- Rear side "Deltabox III" (x2)
- Front "R6"
- Side "YZFR6" (x2)
- Tank Yamaha forks (x2)
- Tank warning stickers (x2)
 

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Looks very clean without the stickers. I love that paint scheme from that year too. :D
 

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loks incredible, i have always wanted one of the LE w/ the flames.
 

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lookin good
 

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Hey man looks great. I removed all the stock decals from mine as well and it looks alot cleaner.

Do you have any pictures of your tail end?
I want to see your fender elim. My plate is tuct wayyy under the tail and I keep getting pulled over for it. So I def need to change it.
 

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I believe it's the HotBodies one.

How did you remove the stickers?
I took a hairdryer and got the stickers warm (melting the glue), then I just peeled them off with my fingernail. It took forever. After the actual plastic/paper part is gone, and only the glue is left, I just used some Goo Gone to remove the glue, followed by a nice hand buffing with some rubbing compound.
 

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I believe it's the HotBodies one.



I took a hairdryer and got the stickers warm (melting the glue), then I just peeled them off with my fingernail. It took forever. After the actual plastic/paper part is gone, and only the glue is left, I just used some Goo Gone to remove the glue, followed by a nice hand buffing with some rubbing compound.
I will try this this weekend. Thanks.
 

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I also ended up taking off the left passenger footpeg mount and the right passenger footpeg tonight (after I took the pictures). Unfortunately, since the right mount also serves as an exhaust mount, so I couldn't delete that completely. Still, though, the left side looks much cleaner now without that useless (to me) aluminum piece hanging down.
 

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Sorry for the noob question, but on the front brake area...do they make aftermarket replacements for those blue pieces? I'd like to find black if I could (since that is the ONLY thing on that bike that is blue)
 

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to get the glue off also use denatured alcohol you can get in at a home depo or like that in the paint section i use it when i detail cars or my bike for sticker glue or sap stuff works great it dosent hurt the paint just takes off the wax so your have to rewax. bike looks great man!
 

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Nailpolish remover is the goods for taking glue-goop off. I spent about a half an hour today peeling off the warning label and gasoline recommendation sticker from my tank today, wishing the entire time that I invested in a heat gun because those stickers break apart into particles the size of an atom when you try and pick 'em off by hand.

Once they're off, 10 seconds scrubbing with NPR and a quick Maguire's quick-wax spritz afterwards, you'd never know they were there.

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looks slick, much better!

i was debating on taking the yamaha forks off the tank on my bike
 

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wishing the entire time that I invested in a heat gun because those stickers break apart into particles the size of an atom when you try and pick 'em off by hand.
Ugh, those two were the WORST. I got a blister on my finger from trying to rub them off, and my fingernail feels like it's going to fall off from picking at them.
 

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looks good without the stickers...i like it a lot better
 

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get your pass pegs, rearsets powder coated black. and if you dont want to buy a new slip-on just yet--get the stock can ceramic coated. all of that is super cheap and would look damn good on your 04.
 
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