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Old 11-29-2004, 09:40 AM   #31
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Orange and black kevlar pattern too!
could be.
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:54 AM   #32
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could be.
Of course, I'll be needing mine in blue, orange and black. Gota' keep up the eye-poppin' pimp pretense until enough people have used me as an example to their children of how to properly mix complimentery colors.
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:16 AM   #33
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Of course, I'll be needing mine in blue, orange and black. Gota' keep up the eye-poppin' pimp pretense until enough people have used me as an example to their children of how to properly mix complimentery colors.
i guess this thread is about aesthetics, but.... isn't that just a wee bit :ymca ?
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:26 AM   #34
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i guess this thread is about aesthetics, but.... isn't that just a wee bit :ymca ?
Isn't saying "just a wee bit"... a might :ymca ?
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:54 AM   #35
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Isn't saying "just a wee bit"... a might :ymca ?
you know where i stand on this issue sweetums...

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:58 AM   #36
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Any poot in a storm then?
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:01 AM   #37
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And now...

back to our previously scheduled BBC America programe... "connoisseurs of asthetics", by Mr. Passmore.
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:38 AM   #38
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If it's not too late...

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Would it look good (or goofy) if I was able to "fill in" the areas cut out of the KTM logo on my tank? What I mean is, if the "decal" could continue into those voids in a manner that is consistant with the logo.

Thanks for the input.

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I say take the logo right into the void!

When applying the decal it might be a little tricky to keep the logo aligned depending on the contour of the hole. Hopefully you will be using a conformable high-performance vinyl. If the logo into the void looks crappy, use a sharp X-acto with light pressure to trim around the hole. Since it's vinyl, it should come off really easily, especially if you've just applied it.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:21 PM   #39
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I'm a bit late to the party on this one but... IMO, I don't think it would look very good to continue the logo into the air vents in the tank.

Why?

Because when viewed from any angle other than the one used to establish the "inward line", it would serve to distort the decal at an angle neither parallel or perpendicular to the desired line, making what is already a difficult to read logo, even more so.

I love the decal though, and would love to have a set in a light to medium blue.
As a former professional Graphic Artist, I emphatically concur with creep on this one. It will be less readable and distorted depending on the viewers angle. Unless you find Abstract art to be your cup of tea--Don't do it.
In Graphic-speak we would call it "overworked"--- contrary to the Graphic motto which is: "Less, is More" (readable). Ever notice that the best graphics are the simplest, least complicated and, easy to read and understand?
Aside from asthetics, you will also be opening the door to bubbles forming in the decal from the uneven surface tension, which could spell premature peeling of the entire decal.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:41 PM   #40
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It's Oracal 851 premium cast...should go over the edges just fine. I'll have to remember that when I do mine this winter.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #41
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And it's been so long since I've had emphatic concurance...
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:57 PM   #42
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As a former professional Graphic Artist, I emphatically concur with creep on this one. It will be less readable and distorted depending on the viewers angle. Unless you find Abstract art to be your cup of tea--Don't do it.
In Graphic-speak we would call it "overworked"--- contrary to the Graphic motto which is: "Less, is More" (readable). Ever notice that the best graphics are the simplest, least complicated and, easy to read and understand?
Aside from asthetics, you will also be opening the door to bubbles forming in the decal from the uneven surface tension, which could spell premature peeling of the entire decal.
In the opinion of a current professional graphic artist:

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Old 11-29-2004, 03:27 PM   #43
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Well thanks NHGS!!! Thanks ALOT!!! I had almost decided to stay away form the void, but after seeing your representation, WOW! I think that looks great! BTW, thanks for doing that for me to see!

Looks like that is the way I am going to go barring huge expense to do so...

Thanks again!


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Old 11-29-2004, 05:34 PM   #44
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It's gonna look weird from an angle. Sorry, but I'm in the "less is more" boat. Of course, it's totally up to you.

I don't care much for aesthetics in my motorcycles, I own a KLR.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:17 PM   #45
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Well, all we need now is the all angle rotating view!
I still think the curved surfaces combined with the intense heat comming out the holes will play havoc on the decal material eventually---that is, IF you can even get it to lay/adhere flat in the first place.
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