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Should I pull the stickers?

Hi folks,

I have a black SP2, and I'm debating removing all the stickers except the gray tail scallops, the two red VTR stickers on the sides, and the red SP-2 markers on the headpiece. The fuel tank scallops are already covered by the Stompgrip, so those aren't really visible anyway.

Opinions? I think she'd look pretty sweet blacked out even further

2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon


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I think you'll find most on here are purists that would disagree, but it's your bike.
You do with it what you will. If it's your style and you like it, go for it!

When I had my CBR, before I was converted to Honda red, I didn't like the color.
I switched all the red decals to blue.





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She does look pretty good just the way she is, doesn't she? I'll keep contemplating, I've seen some pics here on our forum of some pretty sweet non-OE paint and stickers, too.

2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon


HOE-LEE SHEE-YIT, the TORQUE!!!
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I think you should keep her the same. I believe the RC is one of the few bikes that need very little modification and has stood the test of time very well styling wise.

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Have you thought about buying 2nd hand fairing panels and changing those to your idea of how you would like your bike to look and keeping your original fairing panels stored away in case you ever sold it or decided to change it back to standard.
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Have you thought about buying 2nd hand fairing panels and changing those to your idea of how you would like your bike to look and keeping your original fairing panels stored away in case you ever sold it or decided to change it back to standard.
...x2!

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Actually I've been hunting for fairings, that would be the ideal solution, but they aren't easy to come by, especially in europe. I'll be shameless, anyone who reads this and who has a set, PM me =)

2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon


HOE-LEE SHEE-YIT, the TORQUE!!!
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