**** mate, totally missed this question.Did you plastidip or removed stickers?
I guess you are refering to the blacked out parts.
The decals just peel off. I prefer the stealth rather than the showboat look.
I just used matt black car vinyl on the honda tank logo, forks and exhaust heat shield. I figure this may also act as some protection as well considering I bash the **** out of this bike. Check out some of my other posts.