3M Sticky Pads on Fairings

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HRMV

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Morning folks.

A quick one today? Considering new camera mounting placements on the Z, previously I have either done the helmet mount or on top yoke of ZX6R.

Does anyone stick any GoPro mounts to fairings with 3M pads? And if so have you had any issues when you take the mount off at a later date?

Wee touch concerned will end up with marked areas or sticky residue. (which no body likes this early in the morning.)

Cheers for now.
 
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Pooley

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You should be fine as long as the paint isn't cracked or weak, and removal should be easy with something like Isopropol alcohol or a similar solution to weaken the adhesive. And residual adhesive could be removed with the same solution or T-Cut works a treat too!
 
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Meifesto

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I have stucked mounts on both the Kawasaki and the Honda, and got them off no worries before i sold them.
Have two on the Yamaha now.

Stay on there no matter the weather, and you can remove them with a heatgun or hairdryer ;)
 
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Kawasaki69

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If you or are freind have engineering knowledge you might be able to knock a bracket or two up and you want have to worry about the adhesive residue left behind
 
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HRMV

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I had a 3M sticky mount on the fairing of the Gixxer, I found it it came off easy by scraping it off with the tarmac on OldHall corner at Oulton Park. :oops: :D
Hahaha... But was the footage worth it lol
 

HRMV

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Thanks all for advice.

The paint is not cracked and shouldn't be weak as rest of the bike is in showroom condition. Now to find the best mounting point.
 

HRMV

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Sadly not, as a camera was in the mount and got totalled. :(
I did get rear facing footage though--check out 'Oulton Park track day crash' from about 3 years ago on my channel.
Will have a look pal. Cheers
 
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Probably best to leave it on, never know when you might want to use that mount/position again, also you can sell the bike as-is with the mount there, and leave it to the next owner to remove it so you don't have to worry about damaging the paint or unsightly stains. If you need the mount to be re-used on another part, it's better to just order more online (get it from China if you want it cheaper)..
 
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HRMV

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Probably best to leave it on, never know when you might want to use that mount/position again, also you can sell the bike as-is with the mount there, and leave it to the next owner to remove it so you don't have to worry about damaging the paint or unsightly stains. If you need the mount to be re-used on another part, it's better to just order more online (get it from China if you want it cheaper)..
Aye it was more if I bolloxed the install that I would be removing them.

No intention of selling the bike anytime soon having just changed so it's more likely the pads will succumb to the slow decay of time rather than a different owner needing to take them off lol.

Once the snow stops I hope to be able to do some trial runs with different positions.
 

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