I like yellow bikes
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England
Rep Power: 1
I've always just used a hairdryer and fingernails, then some kind of wax polish to get rid of any glue left behind.
It is infinitely easier to get these stickers off if they've not been on the bike very long though.
I got my new Hornet 600 last Thursday. It had come straight from Honda's UK distribution centre and was an '08 bike, so it hadn't been in stock very long. It took me no more than a couple of minutes to get the two stickers off the tank cleanly, in one piece, without leaving any trace of glue residue. This was done by warming with a hairdryer until I could pick a corner up with my fingernail, then peeling clean off.
However, when I did the same with my '06 R1 a year and a half ago it took much more perseverance, as the bike had been sitting around for much of the summer before I bought it. The hairdryer still worked, eventually, but the stickers broke up and I just had to keep going at them with my fingernails, while keeping them warm, and then there was quite a lot of glue residue to polish off afterwards.
Janet the jet