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post #1 of 10 Old 05-12-2008, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Why do lots of Strom riders remove the decals on the bike?

ps: Mine are removed (but I bought it used)
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-12-2008, 08:05 PM
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It's personal preference. I think the bike looks better without many of them for example. Even the Suzuki web site pictures show the bike without the warning stickers. I like the look without the under seat and large cowling decals. Plus I then had room to add a personal touch.


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I left the air pressure info one on. Gotta have specs!
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removing the stickers increases the power to weight advantage over stock stickered stroms
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I left the air pressure info one on. Gotta have specs!
Me too. I also left the white lettered info sticker on the right frame.

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I removed the sticker to the left of the speedo, but only scraped 1/4 of the gas tank sticker off before I got bored. Now the only time I think about that partially removed decal is when someone starts a decal thread.

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-12-2008, 10:26 PM
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Removing them lowers the center of gravity for the bike. Actually, the stickers fulfilled their purpose after I read them on the showroom floor. I prefer the clean look that is aquired with them off.

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If the sticker doesn't serve a purpose I removed it. I left the one on the chain guard with the tire pressues and anything with a VIN on it. The rest were just ugly and prompty removed. After a while the warning stickers will fade, peel, crack and look like crap. Better to remove them sooner rather than later.


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I also think it gives the bike a cleaner appearance. I peeled off the fairing and tank warning stickers, plus the underseat "DL650" and the large "Vstrom" swoop on the sides of the fairing. I wanted to leave the chrome "S" - it looks nice, plus it has some dimension. The rest just look like goofy decals. Its not a crotch rocket; doesn't need anything but clean lines.
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To make room for better stickers...



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EDIT: okay its a little blurry, Fairing says "Ride the World". Forks and rear have ADV stickers. Funny.. no stromtrooper sticker... hint hint. Forks also have "Race Tech" stickers and there might be a few stickers on the missing luggage. Glacier sticker, RT66 sticker, etc. Clean looks is all well and good when the bike is young. But like many a 20 something she wanted some tats when she got older.

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