After being chided here on the forum for still having the warning stickers in place, I went about removing them.
I used paint thinner from Ace Hardware, heat gun and plastic tool from Harbor Freight. The tool was from the auto body section I believe.
BE EXTRA CAREFUL WITH THE HEAT GUN.
Start slow and hold it back 8-12 inches for no more than 10-15 sec. It gets extremely hot very quickly! Touch the tank to make sure you're not going to burn your paint.
Once the decal is heated a bit, take the scraper and start at the edges and gently scrape it off.
Wipe off the residue with a little paint thinner on a rag. Wash with soap and water. (Goo Gone did not work nearly as well as paint thinner.)
I'd say it took 10-15 minutes to remove both decals.
This shows when it was removed and before I cleaned up the last bits with paint thinner.
2013 V-Strom 650, 1982 Suzuki GS1100E, 1982 Kawasaki GPz1100, 1974 Honda XL350
Last edited by oldsport; 08-01-2014 at 05:10 PM.