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I want to remove the "consult the manual blah blah blah" sticker near the fuel cap but as I started to pull it up, the plastic covering on the sticker starts to come up but the bottom part stays on the bike.

I have the red R3 so the sticker is on on the matte black stripe and I'm wondering what people have used to remove this sticker? Is goo gone and what not safe on this type of surface?

I would also like to take off the 320 stickers on the tail. Any tips of these?
 

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I used wd-40 and my finger nail. I wouldn't use goo gone. Had some bad experience from it on another recent project.

The 320 on the tail pulled right off for me but the bike was factory fresh.
 

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If by some chance you do not have a hairdryer, another method that works is hot water sponge. Slightly messier, you get water dripping everywhere. You boil some water, pour it into a container, then take this container to your outside/garage workspace. Soak a sponge (make sure it isn't one of those abrasive sponges and if it is, do not use the abrasive side, use the actual sponge side) don't squeeze it, but let it drip a bit, then leave it on the sticker for a minute. Take it off and start removing the sticker. You can also place some folded paper towels around the sponge to capture any drippings.

The container travel time and transfer to sponge and dripping will be enough heat transfer to prevent any scalds.

The first bike I ever had I did this method.
 

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I use a plastic "pre-approved" credit card as a scraper for stickers. Use a careful back and forth sawing motion and the sticker eventually is worked off in small bits. Clean up the area with mineral spirits or rubbing alcohol. The hardest to come off was the one on the swingarm. Those junk mail cards are useful for all sorts of things.
 

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I used a hair dryer and peeled off that ugly tanks sticker and the stickers on the tail with no residue left over.
Rather than peeling the tank sticker I rolled my thumb over it until it was all off.
If there's any sticky residue let it cool and use the sticker to roll over the residue and it come off on to the sticker.
 

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I may remove the decals later down the road, but not because of the number of CC's that somebody might see. I actually like that this is an R3. My R1 was blue with all the decals removed. I mainly liked it because it had a clean look. If you do decide to remove them though, please show pics so other people have a idea of how it will look (mainly me, lol).
 

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I was wondering if anyone else took their sticker off but now has a obvious darker spot where the sticker was? I tried cleaning it with different products but I can still see where it was.(the sticker on the tank)
 

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I know you guys are looking to see the Blue R3, but I just saw these on Craigslist. In case someone wants to see how the Rapid Red would look.
Man, to be honest I don't care for how plain it looks. One color is the only way I would take it if it had no graphics.
 

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I removed 7 stickers off my bike. I think it MUCH cleaner than before as you can see in my signature.

1 Front nose above wheel
1 R3 on the left side above headlight
1 sticker on the tank (Warning sticker)
2 Yamaha stickers
2 320 stickers on each side of passenger seat

I used a blow dryer, brand new razor, and goof off

I washed and waxed my bike after :)
 
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