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!
And now, a step-by-step tutorial on how I peeled it off.
- First, peel the clear cover sticker off. You can see here that I’ve already started to pick at it.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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.