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Joe, a hair dryer and plastic spatula gets the reflectors off, easy peasy.
im leaning that way, i was chicken!
i just hate to scratch up a black bike, with 4700 miles on it.

saddle bags are on, mufflers got pulled today.
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Joe, you might find that the heat alone will allow you to pull them off without anything else. There is a clear coat underneath that protects the paint. The adhesive cleans up easy.
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Joe, you might find that the heat alone will allow you to pull them off without anything else. There is a clear coat underneath that protects the paint. The adhesive cleans up easy.
i will give it a try.
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Took my reflectors off front and back.....using a hair dryer and soaking with WD-40 and then slowly and gradually pry it off with my fingers.,,,,,taking your time and not trying to rip them off in 2 seconds is not what you want to do, once it starts breaking loose, spray some WD-40 between the paint and reflector...get the reflectors fairly warm being careful not to blister the paint...…

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blistering the paint, or chipping/scratching is why i stopped.

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i pulled the back end apart again.
bags off, seat off, rear fender off.
i pulled the reflectors off with the fishing string trick.
it was easy took 2 seconds a side.
i did not clean off all the adhesive yet, but i might.
i think my hard mounted sissy bar will cover it all up anyway.

i added a chrome curved lay down licence plate mount.
about to add the touring turn signal bar.
then put it all back together.
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Old thread, i want to remove the sissy bar from my 91 sportster but dont want the chrome rails bolted right to the fender. Anyone know if someone makes full length chrome spacers? I thought about washers but there gonna leave a gap and stick out of the top and bottom.
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i needed some spacers to move my saddle bags out.
i bought some thick bronze bushing material, and painted it black.

i considered going to a bicycle store, and buying a chrome seat post.
cutting it to length, and using that as a spacer.
it would have been pretty big, i believe they are 7/8s" round stock.

u might look in plumping supply?
some kinda chrome tube?
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the sissy bar did not cover up the reflector adhesive like i had hoped.
i removed it with wd40 and rag. took a few tries, but worked well.
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