Tip & How-To about 1999 Honda F6 C Valkyrie

Remove Motorcycle Tank Badge

Removing the "badge" (also referred to as the nameplate or label) from your motorcycle tank is very easy. No tools are required!

Did you know that badges are kept in place with adhesive? From start to finish the whole process will take less than half and hour.

The required "tools" are a hair dryer, dental floss or fishing line, adhesive solvent, some gloves, and a soft cloth or towel.

Turn on the hair dryer to the highest heat setting available. Either hold it yourself, or hang it upside down by the cord from your handlebar, leaving the hot air blowing on the badge for about ten minutes. Next, saw beneath the badge with dental floss or fishing line.

If the floss keeps breaking, use fishing line.

Using a gentle sawing motion, continue all the way behind the badge.


Removing the residual adhesive is the most time consuming part of the project.

I recommend using Goo Gone or another adhesive solvent. It won't ruin your paint, but will weaken the adhesive. Use more solvent than you think will be necessary. The more the better.

Wipe with a clean, dry cloth and you're done! The final result looks great. Your tank is now ready for custom graphics or paint.

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Two different procedures may be used to drain fuel
tank: through the fuel fill fitting on tank, or using a
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the rubber fuel fill hose (7) (Fig. 25) from fuel tank
As an alternative procedure, the electric fuel pump
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(4) Thoroughly clean area around fuel fill fitting
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(5) Before removing rubber hose (1) (Fig. 26) from
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6) Disconnect rubber fuel fill hose at fuel tank fitting
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tow hooks. Certain equipment packages will also
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(5) Disconnect fuel pump module electrical connector
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(7) Remove 4 fuel tank strap bolts (10) (Fig. 28) (2
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(8) Carefully lower tank a few inches.
(9) Continue lowering tank while guiding remaining
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How do I get to the carb. to take it off and rebuild it

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I have rebuild many, many carbs, and some are easy to take off and others are a nightmare. Some require only a few nuts or bolts or screws, and others require removing seat, tank, side covers, airbox, and special tools.
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