Reflectors remove or not ?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by speedcheck, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. speedcheck

    speedcheck New Member

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    Should I remove the reflectors on the front sliders and rear struts.. 09 Night Train.

    How much of a safety factor do you think it is if I go -ahead and remove them.

    What's the best method of removal ?

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Mike
     
  2. Scrounger

    Scrounger Active Member

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    Personal choice, but I like anything that make my ride safer. I dont think that they look that bad anyway.
     
  3. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    The government says they must be on at point of manufacture, first thing I do when I get a bike is take them off, didn't like them on my schwinn bike when I was a kid ether, A hair dryer or heat gun on a light setting will soften the glue and you just peel them off. But I don't wear a helmet and I ride sporty's side saddle so you might wait and see what others think about the safty issue.
     
  4. moondog5150

    moondog5150 Member

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    i used thin fish'n line slide behind the reflector cut thru the tape.any residue left on surface goo b gone will take off, wd 40 works also. bike looks better without. my opinion.
     
  5. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    Remove 'em! The bike looks so much better without them. I removed them off the forks with a small screwdriver. You have to be careful not to scratch the forks.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Side saddle...that is an interesting way to pilot a bike Chop...thnk you were talking 'bout your "beautiful woman" out back...:lolrolling
     
  7. harleypr

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    I would remove them. In the past I have used a heat gun and dental floss.
     
  8. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    When you upgrade to chrome lowers like I did there are no reflectors.
     
  9. Mainah

    Mainah Junior Member

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    Here, a thought. If you want the clean look but still have night time visibility try this place. Applied Graphics

    I got a set of the flame helmet decals and they really POP. I think I'll pull the reflectors off my down tubes and put some black 1" tape on, best of both worlds.
     
  10. murf

    murf Active Member

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    My first thought was the same as Matthew's. But then I went to the reflective decal site and think they are a great alternative. I think the black tape placed wherever would work just fine.