ok...i've revised my methods since my last post on this topic. why? i watched a professional mechanic for a factory team put on graphics between motos and his twist works and works well. btw, everything i said initially still applies there's just a added twist.
rather than removing the entire backing when applying the graphic remove it and then cut it into sections and reapply it to areas that won't be initially applied. this prevents those areas from sticking to whatever they touch and allows you to focus on the section you are working on. You can leave open areas that can be applied and then remove the strips of backing as needed to continue applying the graphic.