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Old 11-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #91
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I have to say one thing guys, I've never seen such bashing of a fellow inmates hard work on here before. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough? Not impressed.

I can recognize a lot of time, effort, and creativity went into this and I do applaud the effort. You did an awesome job on the write up as well.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #92
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Take a few pictures of the bike in distance.

30 ft
60 ft
100 ft
150 ft
300 ft
Here are a few views at various distances:

close-up

~50 ft

~100 ft

left side view

rear rack, added rack flush attach fasteners

in parking lot
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #93
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Not as bad as I thought it would be.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:51 PM   #94
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man atleast pull the vinyl sheeting off your seat.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:54 PM   #95
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man atleast pull the vinyl sheeting off your seat.
What? You don't protect the DR with vinyl ???


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Old 11-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #96
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I worked with a guy who always dug my KLR. He would hang around the office parking lot and just look at the thing and ask questions and seemed to be absolutely smitten with the bike.

Finally, after about three years of sporting KLR wood, the guy finally made the leap and bought himself a brand-new, shiny red KLR, his first motorcycle.

Within a month it had EVERY item in the DualStar catalog bolted onto it. During the same time it had at least 20 stickers applied. This guy was retired Navy, and he plastered it with stickers found on military aircraft. I mean, he covered the damned thing. It ended up looking like a bad OCC project.

Here's the deal: he was absolutely in love with this machine. It didn't matter that he never took it off pavement. It didn't matter that he only rode a thousand (or fewer) miles per year. And it certainly didn't matter that it was the single most silly-looking KLR I'd ever seen. He LOVED his bike!

I would have never even thought of criticizing the thing. He was passionate about it, and the damned thing didn't have to come home with me every evening, so who am I to judge?

I was fascinated to see the passion in this camo project, and especially pleased to see the OP's response (or lack of it) to all the goading.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #97
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I worked with a guy who always dug my KLR. He would hang around the office parking lot and just look at the thing and ask questions and seemed to be absolutely smitten with the bike.

Finally, after about three years of sporting KLR wood, the guy finally made the leap and bought himself a brand-new, shiny red KLR, his first motorcycle.

Within a month it had EVERY item in the DualStar catalog bolted onto it. During the same time it had at least 20 stickers applied. This guy was retired Navy, and he plastered it with stickers found on military aircraft. I mean, he covered the damned thing. It ended up looking like a bad OCC project.

Here's the deal: he was absolutely in love with this machine. It didn't matter that he never took it off pavement. It didn't matter that he only rode a thousand (or fewer) miles per year. And it certainly didn't matter that it was the single most silly-looking KLR I'd ever seen. He LOVED his bike!

I would have never even thought of criticizing the thing. He was passionate about it, and the damned thing didn't have to come home with me every evening, so who am I to judge?

I was fascinated to see the passion in this camo project, and especially pleased to see the OP's response (or lack of it) to all the goading.
Well put.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:24 AM   #98
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Interesting...

The camo really works in the 50ft and 100ft distance shots.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:35 AM   #99
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I didn't read much of what was written ... but in reality

if you want to camoflage something ... it's camoflaged for when its sitting still right ?
... if you're riding it ... everybody will know "what it is" (or close enough) in seconds .. camo or not

So if its parked ... can't we just carry a roll up camo tarp thing and cover it when we want to hide it ? ... it'd cover those "stick out like a sore thumb" black tires too.



... but thats not the point ... right ?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:36 PM   #100
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Another forest / riding / hiking / hunting / recreation area gone forever.

For your next project could you camo those big ugly eyesores in the background?



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Old 11-09-2010, 06:27 PM   #101
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Another forest / riding / hiking / hunting / recreation area gone forever.

For your next project could you camo those big ugly eyesores in the background?



Preferably with napalm
What, and your house was built somewhere where there was never a tree or trail or.....

Seriously?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:11 AM   #102
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Here are some interesting Urban Camo vehicles:

This is known as the Berlin Brigade urban camo, a binary type of camo

A British color scheme I believe

A block colored emergency vehicle.
From what I understand the camo looses most of effectiveness when in motion
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:19 PM   #103
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They laughed at Picasso, too. And you, Klm4755, are an artist.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:06 PM   #104
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I'm sorry sir, but you can't park your vehicle here. It has too much character.



Seriously, nice work. With the tankbags and the covered seat, it looks more like a strange machine wearing a camo jacket than a painted vehicle. I like it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #105
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Here are a few more urban camo shots in action, from a military website:

The colors chosen, grey, white, brown and black, resembled the shades found on buildings, windows and doors. Irrespective of the size of vehicle, the blocks of color are approximately eighteen inches square and were not scaled up or down for different vehicles.


Certain camouflage patterns are ineffective when close up or the target was in motion, but improve as the distances increase. In this case, 50 to 60 yards was the minimum, as you got further away the target almost disappeared at 100 yards.

Each vehicle was to be painted to the same pattern; the same size blocks of color and pattern would make it harder to determine the strength of the British Forces because they all looked the same.

The materials I'm reading seems to suggest a desert type camo pattern, on a moving vehicle, is not all that effective in an urban/traffic environment.
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