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Old 11-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #7801
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I hope the bike is meeting, if not exceeding all your expectations. If personally wired a certain way, it is a peerless bike. Congrats again.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #7802
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #7803
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I always see quite a few full tinted windscreens on the GS/A's...LOVE IT!!! Makes me want to buy one!

Being the cheap bugger that I am, I was wondering if its possible to have an auto graphics guy (or gal) put a wrap on the windscreen. Someone else on here was wrapping the GS/A side tank covers in different colors...it was a vinyl heat shrink wrap of some sort.

There are quite a few angles and contours to the windscreen so maybe it couldn't be done. Just got me thinking though...it sure would be cheaper than a $280 windscreen....
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #7804
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Tuono, given what i've seen done at my local auto/motorcycle film protection store, most anything can be wrapped. Whether or not it looks good on a windscreen is another story. I'm speaking specifically of 3M type film and not generic "window tint" film. I'm not sure if the typical window tint film can be applied or not with success due to the materials involved. Ask your local installer, he/she should most definitely know.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #7805
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Tuono, given what i've seen done at my local auto/motorcycle film protection store, most anything can be wrapped. Whether or not it looks good on a windscreen is another story. I'm speaking specifically of 3M type film and not generic "window tint" film. I'm not sure if the typical window tint film can be applied or not with success due to the materials involved. Ask your local installer, he/she should most definitely know.

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I will have to inquire about it. Maybe it would look like ass, though. It would have to be a tint to even have a chance of looking good I suppose....a solid black that you can't see through would probably be silly looking.

I think I'm going to have the wife's A4 windows darkened a bit...I'll have to ask the guy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #7806
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I always see quite a few full tinted windscreens on the GS/A's...LOVE IT!!! Makes me want to buy one!

Being the cheap bugger that I am, I was wondering if its possible to have an auto graphics guy (or gal) put a wrap on the windscreen. Someone else on here was wrapping the GS/A side tank covers in different colors...it was a vinyl heat shrink wrap of some sort.

There are quite a few angles and contours to the windscreen so maybe it couldn't be done. Just got me thinking though...it sure would be cheaper than a $280 windscreen....
I have wrapped quite a few things with 3M 1080 vinyl. It is very addictive. Once you get the hang of it, you will want to wrap everything. (I almost had a carbon fiber wrapped Eames LCW...)

You might be able to window tint the inside of the windscreen. I would ask a tint installer.

There is another option. People have used a product to tint their rear taillights on some of the car forums. Here is a link to one such thread on NASIOC. You might be able to find a clear dark smoke spray paint online or at a craft shop like Michael's. I found this online after a quick search.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #7807
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #7808
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #7809
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It's been done before.



I'm sure it has been. I think the guy above was talking about adding tint to the wind screen so he could avoid buying a tinted one.

Nice plug for Rawhide btw.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:46 PM   #7810
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I'm sure it has been. I think the guy above was talking about adding tint to the wind screen so he could avoid buying a tinted one.

Nice plug for Rawhide btw.

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Being the cheap bugger that I am, I was wondering if its possible to have an auto graphics guy (or gal) put a wrap on the windscreen. Someone else on here was wrapping the GS/A side tank covers in different colors...it was a vinyl heat shrink wrap of some sort.
I guess I misunderstood him.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #7811
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Tuono, given what i've seen done at my local auto/motorcycle film protection store, most anything can be wrapped. Whether or not it looks good on a windscreen is another story. I'm speaking specifically of 3M type film and not generic "window tint" film. I'm not sure if the typical window tint film can be applied or not with success due to the materials involved. Ask your local installer, he/she should most definitely know.

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Ah, I guess I misunderstood too...

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:00 PM   #7812
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I have wrapped quite a few things with 3M 1080 vinyl. It is very addictive. Once you get the hang of it, you will want to wrap everything. (I almost had a carbon fiber wrapped Eames LCW...)

You might be able to window tint the inside of the windscreen. I would ask a tint installer.

There is another option. People have used a product to tint their rear taillights on some of the car forums. Here is a link to one such thread on NASIOC. You might be able to find a clear dark smoke spray paint online or at a craft shop like Michael's. I found this online after a quick search.

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Ah, I guess I misunderstood too...

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Both of those replies help. That was along the lines of what I was curious about. Not sure if I would be into wrapping things myself, but I was just recently recommended a local tint installer who is into wraps as well. My buddy works for an auto-body shop and they use him for custom decals/pin stripes, etc.

He's close by and apparently does incredible work - sounds like a good lead.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #7813
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I have wrapped quite a few things with 3M 1080 vinyl. It is very addictive. Once you get the hang of it, you will want to wrap everything. (I almost had a carbon fiber wrapped Eames LCW...)
Uhm... Yes. Kind of everything.










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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #7814
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #7815
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