Removable emblems?


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Removable emblems?

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Are any of the emblems removable without leaving holes behind? I was thinking about taking them off if they are only stuck on with adhesive, but worry that they might be attached/plugged into holes on their backs. Does anyone know?


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On my 2009 they were all stick on. I removed the chrome block letter HONDA from front and rear and replaced with carbon fibre. As chrome just melts into silver bikes, the carbon fibre accents I have on my bike set it off to my liking. Now, I don't know for sure about the ones on the sides of your fairing, but as all the others are stick on, I would think they would be also.
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I removed the chrome letters on the windshield trim of my 1800 wing also. just stick on. If the ones on the side cover have pilot holes you should be able to see them from the inside of the cover I would think.
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The "HONDA" emblems on the front and read are gone. I still have a little bit of the adhesive to remove, but will get to that ASAP.

How about the two "GOLDWING" ones on the sides? Are they also just stick ones?

I don't think I'll worry about the circular ones on the side of the fairing. They are recessed a little and I'd bet after a bit of looking there are replacements that are back lit. That might be cool.
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Sure enough. That's cool.

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I also removed the front letters. Didn't do the rear ones though. I think the side emblems have pins for alignment. The part fiche shows holes in the side covers.


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