My First Mod

What warning?

Apparently, Suzuki feels it’s their moral obligation to point out the fact that motorcycling is dangerous.  Personally, I think it’s so that they can cover their asses…

Smack-dab in the middle of the gas tank is a warning sticker that reads as follows:


Failure to follow these safety precautions may increase your risk of injury:

  • Wear a helmet, eye protection, and bright protective clothing.
  • Don’t ride after consuming alcohol or other drugs.
  • Slow down on slippery surfaces, unfamiliar terrain, or when visibility is reduced.
  • Read owner’s manual carefully.

Thanks, Suzuki, for that friendly FYI!

A really good photo

A really good photo

And now, a step-by-step tutorial on how I peeled it off.

  1. First, peel the clear cover sticker off.  You can see here that I’ve already started to pick at it.

    Take off the clear sticker

    Take it off

  2. Next, get a hair dryer and point it at the sticker.  Turn it on to full blast.  After about 20 seconds, the sticker will be hot enough to start peeling.

    Blow me

    Blow me

  3. Use your fingernails or some soft edge to peel up the sticker.  Once you get an edge off, carefully peel it off so it doesn’t break into a million pieces.  If it does, just try again.  If you’re a really good nose-picker like me, this will take you no time at all…

    I like it nice and clean...ladies?

    I like it nice and clean...ladies?

  4. And finally, take some NON-ACETONE nail polish remover and wipe it down.  After that, wash off the area with whatever it is you use to wash your bike.  Water and soap works well.
If you burned your finger, it'll look like this

If you burned your finger, it'll look like this

The end!


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