3 replies to this topic
  • yzf

Posted March 18, 2001 - 02:16 PM


am i the only person who found it easyer to rebuild my engine than put on numberplate backrounds??? dam it

  • Bill

Posted March 18, 2001 - 02:29 PM



Use Windex and you can slide it around to get it in place. Then squeegy out the widex, let it dry and roost.


86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • EMARacing

Posted March 18, 2001 - 03:45 PM


I'm with you YZF. I tried all the tricks, Windex, heat gun, squeegie, cussing, throwing things, and even pulling my wife out of the shower to help. We still ended up with small bubbles and wrinkles. And this was with the SoCal backgrounds that have the little cut out's to make them fit right.

So I e-mail SoCal Decal and ask if they would do it for me if I send them my side panels. They said they would do it for $10 a side. It's worth it to me considering the hard time I had. Now as soon as I get my Acerbis "Orange Crush" kit, it's in the mail to them.

John E. Walker

  • motoman393

Posted March 18, 2001 - 04:26 PM


Man I know how ou feel...I was pissed out of my mind (just ask my friend Matt who was there)! The ONLY way to put #plate backgrounds on is to fill up the sink with HOT water and put some soap in there...then peel the stickers off and place them in the water (this makes em' nice and flexible) then place the background on and take the cool little blue squeegee (that came with the backgrounds) and get the excess water out! This enables you to take them off if you dont like how they look and it doesnt hurt the glue! This method will save you time and 50 bucks (since those SoCal Decal's are expensive! Hope this helps you before you go bald from pulling your hair out! :)


I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!
Friendswood, TX

Related Content


Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  30 replies
WR Camshaft Swap Info - last post by jamesm113

WR Camshaft Swap Info

  • 0 replies

Chubby dad, looking at bikes , First trip to the orange/black forum ! by Slow_ride

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250-530 EXC/MXC/SXC/XC-W/XCR-W (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  28 replies

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.