Applying a set of Rim Decals to your bike is probably easier than you'd thought. Here's how we applied a set to our long term GSX-S1000.
These Suzuki Rim Decal Sets are a cool addition to a standard set of wheels, which may leave you thinking they need that little something more, especially with so many bikes coming with black wheels these days!
You’ve probably seen some of the DIY rim decal jobs around too, and it’s not the easiest job to do well, especially if you’re not removing the wheels to make the whole thing a lot easier.
These Rim Decal Sets from Suzuki are available in a couple of different styles, with each kit doing a single wheel, so you’ll need two sets for both wheels. We’ve got the GSX-S Rim Decal Set, or two of them to be exact. These have GSX-S on them and match the design of the tank stickers. They aren’t available in blue to match the bike’s colour, but still look pretty good. They’d look even better on a red GSX-S though, especially the Candy Red GSX-S1000F they’ve just announced!
We’ve added them with the wheels on the bike, and the instructions are relatively simple, and recommend about 30 minutes per set. This is probably how long it’ll take a dealership who does them all the time, but I’d probably say about an hour each wheel all up.
We also used the same water with a few drops of detergent mixture to help with getting them on as straight as possible. They are precurved which helps, but it’s still a bit tricky. The instructions don’t mention using water, and if you’re doing this with two people and front and rear stands it’s probably possible to do without.
This was just done with one person however and no front or rear stand. We also re-used the plastic scraper that came with the tank decals, that helps remove bubbles from under your rim decal sets.
You can check out the full range of accessories for Suzuki motorcycles, and the GSX-S1000 in particular at the Suzuki Motorcycles Australia website.