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I have seen couple of them with naked tanks - looks very bland IMO.
Perhaps a simple KTM or Duke graphic would look different.
 

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I'm quite the fan of the plain look to be honest. Especially with the white body plastic, you get a nice mingling of color with the black, white and orange :D If anything maybe some kind of stripe, but I do prefer plain :D

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I think Im gonna plastidip the rest of my tank black. I had some decals made which Ill stick on top of the plastidip once done.

I may even keep it minimalist and put a KTM sticker on the bottom edges of the tank plastics after Ive sprayed it black.

Where it says Duke, thats where Ill place the KTM sticker
 

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Inoticed today one of my tank decals has a small chunk out of it, perhaps I'll just remove them as I quite like that look. Would certainly make for more of a blank canvas if you wanted to put other stickers on there.
 

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One of my tank stickers was damaged from the factory so I asked the dealer to order a new set for me and took off the old ones in the meantime. Personally I didn't like the blank look much and was pleased to see the new stickers back on.

A word of warning to anyone thinking of doing this themselves... the dealer managed to mess up the first sticker so called in a 'stickering pro' to try the other side. The pro managed to mess this up and commented it was the most awkward sticker he has come across.

Dealer ordered a new set of stickers which were sent to another stickering specialist who finally managed to fit them in his workshop using a heat gun, some specialised tools and a lot of experience. I watched him do it and even with the tools I wouldn't have had a chance.
 

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I'm reaaaaaaally pondering doing something similar. Thinking of ditching the front cowl and belly pan stickers completely, removing most of the tank stickers except for the black part at the bottom (with white "DUKE") and most of the tail stickers except for the black part (with white "KTM").

Thoughts on how I can manage to cut the stickers without screwing it up?
At the moment, I'm thinking of peeling from the part I want to discard, cut off most of it in a "whatever" fashion. Carefully peel off all the way to a bit more than what I want to keep on (so peel off only a small portion of the black part), put some wax paper against the sticky surface to prevent contamination with whatever, put a piece of flexible plastic between the tank and the sticker (some flexible cutting board we have laying around) and use a hobby knife from the top to cut.
Other option: same method down to wax paper and then just use scissors.

I "might" be overthinking this...:D
 

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Sharp razor blade and lightly cut the lines you want, you wont need any pressure just let it run across the top. 2 light runs should be enough, then peel to that line. Once your there slowly peel the sticker off along that line, if you see it pulling past give it another light score. Thats how I did my headlight sticker, the stickers are a decent thickness so as long as you take your time you shouldnt go through.
Dont stick with one blade, use new ones for each seperate sticker so you get a good cut.
 

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Yeah I'll try that tonight / over the weekend. I now realize that the tail stickers are all one big piece and an ugly-ish black plastic underneath... So it's a matter of taking the whole thing off leaving the plastic exposed, or leaving them on. Kind of bummed with that...
 

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Yea it looks too plain with the tank being all white but the addition of just a few stickers to give it some color makes it look great. I think you should go for it.
 

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speaking of belly pans, can you completely remove the pan or is it serving a protective funtion? Might be interested in a bit more clearance eventually...
 

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Yea it looks too plain with the tank being all white but the addition of just a few stickers to give it some color makes it look great. I think you should go for it.
Well i did it last night. Used Dan1's trick to keep the Duke at the bottom of the tank. Removed the front cowl, belly pan and most of the tank stickers. I'm quite satisfied with the look! Tail stickers are still on, for now.
The tank has some shape to it making it visually "interesting" even without stickers. Plus, half of it is black, really.

I'll post pic when I can take a few.

speaking of belly pans, can you completely remove the pan or is it serving a protective funtion? Might be interested in a bit more clearance eventually...
The pan directs air flow.
 

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Well i did it last night. Used Dan1's trick to keep the Duke at the bottom of the tank. Removed the front cowl, belly pan and most of the tank stickers. I'm quite satisfied with the look! Tail stickers are still on, for now.
The tank has some shape to it making it visually "interesting" even without stickers. Plus, half of it is black, really.

I'll post pic when I can take a few.



The pan directs air flow.
but is there another option that perhaps offers a bit more clearance?
 
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