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Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #17506
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New Wheels?

It looks like I am getting new wheels:


400 miles away and I haven't actually given 13 the money yet or told my wife but otherwise it's a done deal. Planning on borrowing a truck and trailer from a friend in MD unless somebody has a better idea on getting it back to Richmond from Long Island NY. I don't want Fly-n-Ride because I want to be able to load up the original pipes and other parts.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #17507
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Rte

Wish I could join you all this Friday for the RTE. I'll be in an all day seminar on oral surgery. Have fun... the spaghetti looks delicious!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #17508
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It looks like I am getting new wheels:


400 miles away and I haven't actually given 13 the money yet or told my wife but otherwise it's a done deal. Planning on borrowing a truck and trailer from a friend in MD unless somebody has a better idea on getting it back to Richmond from Long Island NY. I don't want Fly-n-Ride because I want to be able to load up the original pipes and other parts.
Looks nice Mike!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #17509
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Pilot jet etc tools....

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Even the smallest is too large for the passages in the pilot jet. The best thing I have found is the wire in a bread tie. It's small, and stiff enough to work through even the smallest of openings you'll encounter.


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Or get up with your friendly local guitar player and ask for a few broken strings. Very tough stiff wire and the work a treat for cleaning small passages.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #17510
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Thought you guys would like to see this. That's me beating the crap out of one of the BMW Performance Centers new F800's. Kinda fun to beat on BMW's bike for a while, and to have them egging you on!

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #17511
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What Greg said.

@Eddy: Be a little proactive and play the "Rosetta Stone" and teach Andrew the languages he/ya'll will be seeing down there.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #17512
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stickers update

To jog memories, here's HalfPlate's design:





Option 1: printed image on clear or white background.

Jeff's contact, Wyatt Sign Co., will not do a dye-cut vinyl version for an image of the size range I discussed (3.75" across and thereabouts), but offered to print the image on clear background (contour cut if one likes) or white background.

Pricing: $2.25 ea if single printed color and $2.75 ea if two printed colors, for 3.75" across; minimum 4 to an order; no set-up fee.



Option 2: dye-cut vinyl.

Ed of Webster Designs is willing to do dye-cut vinyl of the size range discussed. Two implementation considerations came up:

1) text size -- it is "too small to weed" (that is, the text gets no love from the vinyl sticker guy).
2) durability -- his recommendation was to have the image composed not of the vinyl, but of bits punched out of a vinyl field of some shape. His rationale is that the thin pointy parts of the image wouldn't have much sticky behind them to hold up well when subjected to trees, drops, power washings, buzzards , etc., while the greater surface area of a field would wear better.

To illustrate what he's talking about, he forwarded the following samples for a look-see. The black would be the vinyl (need not be black; could be PINK, for example ), and the white would be the color of whatever you stuck the field on (bike, helmet, pannier, ....).



Pricing: for any of the options Ed provided above, $2 ea for non-reflective vinyl, $8 ea for reflective vinyl; one-time set-up fee $25.


Discuss.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #17513
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I would recommend not using a printed sticker they fade and look like crap after a while. The vinyl cut reverse gets my vote, and personally I like the rounded corner rectangle are the triangle in safety orange. (NO OVALS they look like they belong on a mini van ) You might ask him to make some reverse and some normal just in case anyone has a safe place to put one. That is my 2 cents
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #17514
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Ed is good folk He has made countless BWDR and Cat Herder die cut decals over the years.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #17515
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I would recommend not using a printed sticker they fade and look like crap after a while. The vinyl cut reverse gets my vote, and personally I like the rounded corner rectangle are the triangle in safety orange. (NO OVALS they look like they belong on a mini van ) You might ask him to make some reverse and some normal just in case anyone has a safe place to put one. That is my 2 cents
Well that is simple.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #17516
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To jog memories, here's HalfPlate's design:





Option 1: printed image on clear or white background.

Jeff's contact, Wyatt Sign Co., will not do a dye-cut vinyl version for an image of the size range I discussed (3.75" across and thereabouts), but offered to print the image on clear background (contour cut if one likes) or white background.

Pricing: $2.25 ea if single printed color and $2.75 ea if two printed colors, for 3.75" across; minimum 4 to an order; no set-up fee.



Option 2: dye-cut vinyl.

Ed of Webster Designs is willing to do dye-cut vinyl of the size range discussed. Two implementation considerations came up:

1) text size -- it is "too small to weed" (that is, the text gets no love from the vinyl sticker guy).
2) durability -- his recommendation was to have the image composed not of the vinyl, but of bits punched out of a vinyl field of some shape. His rationale is that the thin pointy parts of the image wouldn't have much sticky behind them to hold up well when subjected to trees, drops, power washings, buzzards , etc., while the greater surface area of a field would wear better.

To illustrate what he's talking about, he forwarded the following samples for a look-see. The black would be the vinyl (need not be black; could be PINK, for example ), and the white would be the color of whatever you stuck the field on (bike, helmet, pannier, ....).



Pricing: for any of the options Ed provided above, $2 ea for non-reflective vinyl, $8 ea for reflective vinyl; one-time set-up fee $25.


Discuss.
I haven't forgotten about this. Can't help with the stickers/decals, but DO have a tee on order with Cafe Press.

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #17517
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Ed is good folk He has made countless BWDR and Cat Herder die cut decals over the years.
After losing my sticker guy to a motorcycle crash (RIP Will) I also now use Ed for the DDB stickers. Really cool guy
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #17518
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As an out of the area rider and designer of the SMIB sticker... I'm a fan. I'll trade ya

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #17519
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As an out of the area rider and designer of the SMIB sticker... I'm a fan. I'll trade ya
I don't know man you see those dang SMIB stickers everywhere now.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #17520
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SMIBs in the house..........

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