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What's the best way to get these little limpets off?
Im not sure about your bike, but I imagine they're held on the same way as mine on the forks. Its Just double sided tape. Scrape em off with a razor blade , thin get as much as you can off with the blade. Wipe the rest/residue off with lacquer thinner or paint reducer (isopropyl alcohol will work if that's all you have). Don't use paint reducer if your sliders are painted.
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Im not sure about your bike, but I imagine they're held on the same way as mine on the forks. Its Just double sided tape. Scrape em off with a razor blade , thin get as much as you can off with the blade. Wipe the rest/residue off with lacquer thinner or paint reducer (isopropyl alcohol will work if that's all you have).
Not my recommendation at all, I would not use a razor blade, heat the reflectors up with a hair dryer and gradually pull them off with your hand and then use WD-40 to get the residue off. If you use a razor you will end up removing more than just the reflectors and the residue. Good luck.
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True. That is a safer way to do it without damaging the aluminum. Sorry I wasn't clear. Don't scrape against the aluminum if you dont want to spend some time sanding and polishing. Only cut through the tape. I've done paint and body work most of my life...you get real good with a razor blade.
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True. That is a safer way to do it without damaging the aluminum. Sorry I wasn't clear. Don't scrape against the aluminum if you dont want to spend some time sanding and polishing. Only cut through the tape. I've done paint and body work most of my life...you get real good with a razor blade.
Ok, I got you, at my age my hand is not that steady....if you can do it that way with no underlying damage then it will be a lot quicker for sure. You also have to be careful with the hairdryer or heatgun....so as not to overheat whatever the reflectors are attached to. Thanks for the clarification.
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No problem. I wouldn't want someone to damage something they don't know how, or have the means to repair because of unclear advice.
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Removed my front ones, since they are out in the open and kinda ugly, but left the back ones since they are kind of hidden.
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Found something interesting out a few weeks ago. BMW ordered a stop sale on their GSA (adventure bike) with panniers (saddle bags) because they partially blocked the side reflectors. Not sure if they have corrected this yet, I may find out Saturday.

I have forgotten if I still have any on my bikes at this point, will have to take a look next time I am in the garage
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heat and dental floss. Use heat to soften the tape, then dental floss to separate the tape from the bike. This will remove the vast majority of the adhesive. The remainder can be removed with GOOGone or a similar product, or if you continue to heat it, you can usually remove the rest by rubbing with your finger.
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Mine came with reflectors and I took them off and glad I did, looks better to me and since it is my bike that is all that matters and counts to me.


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I used to take frisket paper and cut out a pattern (usually Flames) and lay it over the reflector, wipe it down with iso. alcohol real good and *dust paint it two or three times with flat or satin black spray paint. This picture is when the bike had 25000 miles and 10 years on it. Gave it to my son for Graduation from High School. *very light coats of paint
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