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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Removing reflectors

Hey all, stupid question but I'm about to remove the two reflectors on the forks but wanted to double check there isn't a trick to it. Looks like they are just stuck on with adhesive but wanted to confirm that with someone who has done it before I pull them off and end up damaging something. Thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 09:08 AM
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Dental floss or fishing line, heat gun if you have one. Adhesive remover for clean up.

Go slow otherwise marks on forks.

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I ripped them off then used brake clean to dissolve/remove the left over adhesive.
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Use a heat gun and be carefull, heat it slow and lots of back and forth movement. be carefull not to heat something else by mistake. A Heat Gun will melt the adhesive and you should be able to peal that off too. If adhesive is left on the fork use bug and tar remover or some other good goo cleaner and elbow grease.

Cheap heat guns can be had at Harbor Freight. Got mine for $12.

OR, just leave them in place just in case they help someone see you and avoid being hit. (now everyone can say, "Yes Dad")
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Dental floss or fishing line, heat gun if you have one. Adhesive remover for clean up.

Go slow otherwise marks on forks.

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Listen to the old farts...........we've been there and done that and have the scars to prove it!
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You can also just pull them off, peel off the white foam and use WD-40 to get the glue off. Worked for me.


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Listen to the old farts...........we've been there and done that and have the scars to prove it!
Yeah, intestinal gas and bloating is about all I have anymore.

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So, no one has issues come inspection time?

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Inspection time?


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So, no one has issues come inspection time?
No inspection or smog BS where I live.

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