I used a plastic "razor blade" to peel the two larger stripes off. They ARE under the clearcoat. Funny part. The paint under the stickers has a high gloss. Bike now has a couple ghost stripes.
I already have the full set of OEM stickers, just waiting on motivation to finish applying them. They are a foil type instead of vinyl. Going to do all 4 because the two smaller stickers at the front are now bubbling up too. Right in the tight corners.