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Old 01-12-2010, 02:23 PM
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I know how to take them off.The whole hair dryer and dental floss deal.My questions are, Has any removed the reflectors,and why,and is it legal? I have a lot of chrome and I think that would be reflective enough. I think the reflectors are ugly.I put chrome fork lowers on and they came with the reflectors,but I left them off. But I still have them on the rear fender and the sideplates for the back rest. I want to take them off.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:31 PM
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take them off...but...haridryer....dental floss? i can see the purpose..but why? use a plastic scraper or one of those plaster deals they use (i have no idea what its called) to get it off...the adhesive comes off super easy..
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I have never heard of anyone ever getting a ticket for removed reflectors, I always take them off. I agree with you, not needed.
As for hair dryer dental floss I have never tried floss, seems to easy to break, I always use fishing line.
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My bike has been in my attached unheated garage.It is about 42 degrees in there.Should I wait till it warms up or can I put the hair dryer on the cold metal?
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warm it up with the hairdryer then get a flathead screwdriver and be careful, once you get a finger under there they'll come right off. then take a cloth and some goo be gone and voila!
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warm it up with the hairdryer then get a flathead screwdriver and be careful, once you get a finger under there they'll come right off. then take a cloth and some goo be gone and voila!



Thanks,I'll try it.Also I like your quote...Pink Floyd Free Four
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I wouldn't use that flathead screwdriver as it may dig into the paint/chrome if you pry to hard before the tape warms up. I did mine during the summer, so they were already heated up a bit, and sprayed some WD40 behind the plastic plates to get it to soak into the foam tape to work the adhesive loose while I had a beer & I justed yanked them off by hand. Use the hair dryer & something softer than that screwdriver.
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Thanks,I'll try it.Also I like your quote...Pink Floyd Free Four
no prob.......wvhog makes a good point. just be careful, maybe wrap something soft around it first or use something plastic like a bicycle tire removal tool. you can get them for like $1 at your local bike shop and that def. won't scratch the paint.

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wrap some fishing line around your two pointer fingers and put it behind the reflector. saw back and forth and the reflector will come off. use a product like goo-gone to take off any residual adhesive. if they are coming off a painted part of the bike throw some wax on there and you will never know they were there to begin with.
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Lot of break cleaner sprayed on and they came right off. I grabbed them and twisted back and forth and they popped off and the little bit of 3m tape rolled up nice by scraping with my fingernail.


New pict of my bike soon, as it looks so much better w/o the orange reflectors on the front legs. Next one to go is the one below my tag.
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