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Old 10-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #16
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Sorry, after all that work it's kinda WTF?

Each their own.
Yeah I don't get it either. you took a good looking bike and with alot of work made it look worse. And why wear a florescent vest on a camo bike? I do however appreciate the skill and determination it took to do this. I'm not trying to be negative, just keeping it real.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:58 PM   #17
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I like it. Vinal wrap may have been a cheaper choice for some of the stuff. But there is a major problem with camo. It works. That things a death trap on the street now.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:41 AM   #18
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Why for the love of god. People already have a hard time seeing motorcycles. Notice how you blend in with the pavement.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:45 AM   #19
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That's crazy in a good way. You better go to a surplus store and buy a matching outfit.
And then ring your insurance company and show them what you've done, and see if they still want to insure you?
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:12 AM   #20
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:18 AM   #21
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it could only be worse if he painted the tires....
unfreaking believable....
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:22 AM   #22
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intense. great writeup
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:29 AM   #23
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And then ring your insurance company and show them what you've done, and see if they still want to insure you?
I would likely concur with your observation however, the value of camouflage is realized only when the camouflaged object blends into the surrounding. Had the bike been painted or covered with an urban type camouflage, you would have a point. I will primarily be on the road, where black asphalt will be the back drop to the lower 1/2 of the bike and cars, buildings and trees will make up the background for the upper part of the bike. I don't envision a Khaki/tan type background in my daily commute.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:36 AM   #24
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wow! you need a girlfriend! i thought these bike were already to heavy? how much weight did all that glue and fabric add? also, what happens when you crash? spill gas on it? need to wash it? do you take it to the dry cleaners or hit it with the hose?

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Old 10-29-2010, 07:37 AM   #25
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Here are a couple of camo'd vehicles which were part of the inspiration to camo the KLR:

KLR

Digital 4runner

Truck with decal style camo

Partical camo'd KLR

Darker cao'd bikes

I like this one the best

Dual camo'd

Military style
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #26
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I would likely concur with your observation however, the value of camouflage is realized only when the camouflaged object blends into the surrounding. Had the bike been painted or covered with an urban type camouflage, you would have a point. I will primarily be on the road, where black asphalt will be the back drop to the lower 1/2 of the bike and cars, buildings and trees will make up the background for the upper part of the bike. I don't envision a Khaki/tan type background in my daily commute.
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you know that's the point of the shift to the newer digital camo right? To blend in with more varied enviroments. It isn't made to blend into just trees or just urban, it's an all around. Camo is not intended to make you look like anything, it's purpose is to break up the general outline of human and human made shapes, when people are scanning an area. Which sadly is EXACTLY what cagers do, very quickly. Think tan buildings, green/black/brown vehicles.... Peoples eyes don't scan for an object usually they scan for shapes. If yours is broken up and not easily recognized you may have a problem. You've done this.

As others I applaud the dedication but I am really confused why you would do that.

Different strokes I suppose

May I suggest-
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Search/?q=lights
http://www.identi-tape.com/solas.html
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...iz-Helmet.aspx
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #27
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Not my thing, but I like it a lot! Nice work, and I really appreciate the work it took to do the write-up alone!

Jim

PS Seriously though, you need camo riding gear now!
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #28
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I think an "anti-collision beacon"

might be more effective!

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #29
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ummmm yeah....that bike looks wrapped too tight.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #30
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Excellent!

Now dz germanz cant see you in the woods.

Except your flourescent vest.

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