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Author Topic: C5 knee pads, removable?  (Read 722 times)

Ducati Scotty

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C5 knee pads, removable?
« on: March 03, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »
I was wondering if it would be possible to remove the C5 kne pads and if the finish under there is presentable.  If they can be non-destructively removed (and my bike is not brand new if that matters) I thought the bike might look nice without them.

Anyone?

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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 09:04:45 PM »
I'm sure they are glued on, WD40 liberally applied will usually soften glue up if parked in the sun for a while.
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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 09:13:35 PM »
You can remove it and it wont destroy the paint. Pads are fixed after the paint work is done so the surface will be as good as rest of the tank. Just be very gentle while peeling off the pads.

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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 10:07:56 PM »
Thanks guys.  I figured WD-40 or another similar gentle sticker remover and a hair dryer should work them off without too much trouble.

Thanks for for the photo!

I guess after so many years owning a Dark Monster I really like shiny bits now :)

Scott

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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 02:04:49 AM »
SSR - How, in the Wide, Wide World of Sports, do you keep that bike so sparkly?? Man - That little puppy looks GOOD! - especially without the knee pads ......  ;)
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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 06:32:42 AM »
Actually that bike is not mine. Mine is even better with more bling bling. ;D

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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 09:23:44 AM »
I'm with you Bob, the shape of that tank is too pretty to hide underneath the knee pads.  I'm still jealous of all the hand pinstriping the G5 guys get on their tanks.

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Re: C5 knee pads, removable?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 08:48:16 PM »
The knee pads on the G5 Deluxe are screwed on,I take mine off when I polish the tank.........
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