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I hate the teal they used on the pinstripe and R7 logo. I'm all for subtle contrast but I don't feel like it fits or belongs on the bike at all. Today I decided to remove it. I started by removing the left side panel. Turns out that was unnecessary. The splitter panel the pinstripe is on comes off easily by only removing two push pins and two allen screws from the underside.

There are three different ways I would recommend removing the pinstripe.
1) Remove the panel and put it in the oven on the lowest setting for 10-15 minutes.
2) Use a heat gun.
3) Use a hair dryer.
With any method take your time heating it up and be careful not to get it too hot. Some heat is necessary. If it is too hot too touch, then it is too hot.

Once hot I started removing the pinstripe by using a fresh metal razor and picking at the edge. (This edge is covered by the side panel) If you don't trust yourself you can do it with a fresh plastic blade. Metal blades works quicker and easier but are more risky. Again this edge is hidden by the panel so it's not a big deal either way. After a couple tries picking at the edge it came off it one piece. Almost all of the adhesive came off with the pinstripe. Some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel removed the rest.

The final result was perfect, as if it never came with it.
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I hate the teal they used on the pinstripe and R7 logo. I'm all for subtle contrast but I don't feel like it fits or belongs on the bike at all. Today I decided to remove it. I started by removing the left side panel. Turns out that was unnecessary. The splitter panel the pinstripe is on comes off easily by only removing two push pins and two allen screws from the underside.

There are three different ways I would recommend removing the pinstripe.
1) Remove the panel and put it in the oven on the lowest setting for 10-15 minutes.
2) Use a heat gun.
3) Use a hair dryer.
With any method take your time heating it up and be careful not to get it too hot. Some heat is necessary. If it is too hot too touch, then it is too hot.

Once hot I started removing the pinstripe by using a fresh metal razor and picking at the edge. (This edge is covered by the side panel) If you don't trust yourself you can do it with a fresh plastic blade. Metal blades works quicker and easier but are more risky. Again this edge is hidden by the panel so it's not a big deal either way. After a couple tries picking at the edge it came off it one piece. Almost all of the adhesive came off with the pinstripe. Some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel removed the rest.

The final result was perfect, as if it never came with it. View attachment 481
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The bike looks great without the pinstripes @emailticketmaster! Welcome to the forum! Overall how long did it take you to finish? Also overall how are you enjoying the R7 so far?
 

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This is something that should be doable in about 30 minutes to an hour. The most time consuming part is getting the pinstripe warm enough and picking at an edge to get enough up grab it with your fingers and peel it off. Overall I am loving the R7
 
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