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Offline steveharleyuk

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Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:53:08 AM »
Had them on my Versys and removed them. These are even worse to look at, why so thick ?? I assume warming them up and using some fishing line behind will bring them off but I obviously don't want to damage the fork paint (although that's chipped already ! I also have stone chips on the front fairing). So if anyone has removed them how did you go about it please ?

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 02:36:00 PM »
Yes.  Heat gun, fishing line and then brake cleaner to get the last of the glue off.
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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
There are reflectors there??
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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 10:33:59 PM »
If you don't have fishing line, buy teeth floss, it does the job too

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 09:12:36 AM »
Acetone would make a less aggressive job of removing the glue than brake cleaner.

Get a litre off eBay - great for cleaning stuff prior to glueing, etc

(or remove your nail varnish  :164: )

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 05:14:10 PM »
Fishing line is a good trick it works! and i use lighter fluid to remove glue from stickers or 3M stuff on my car and bike then i wash it down afterwards with clear water.

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 09:46:51 PM »
Just grab and twist, the reflector pops right off. My wife loves cleaning off the glue residue, have to give her something to keep her occupied......

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 01:54:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by skapan [+]
Just grab and twist, the reflector pops right off. My wife loves cleaning off the glue residue, have to give her something to keep her occupied......

Does she have a sister? :034:
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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:31:50 PM »
mine were removed before i left th showroom...  :047:

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Re: Has anyone removed the reflectors from the forks ?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 09:49:51 PM »
Took mine off about a month ago....they just twist off...not easily, but can be done...then just clean off the residual glue with some petrol or use some of the the missus' nail polish remover...(Acetone). :028:

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