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Old 09-18-2012, 03:50 AM   #31
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:15 AM   #32
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Nice work Bryan, looks great. The whole install walkthrough was a big help. You're ready for another Nevada trip now.
Do you think the decals will hold up on the fuel tank?
Now just to look for a 450/530 or a new 500!!

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:37 AM   #33
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Looks awesome Flanny!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #34
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Very nice. Another quality Flanny build.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #35
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So now that the project is shaping up, it probably not a bad idea to figure out how we're going to dress her up to go out on the town.

One of the things I like the most about rally bikes is all of their cool livery.

I started out with the premise that I want to carry the design of the number plates forward, all while minimizing the white space on the bike. So, I snapped a couple of photos, and then went at them with magic markers. I weven printed a few extra copies, and ha my kids go at it with me! Fun, Fun.

Here are a few of the original sketches...







After fussing for a while, I decided that I liked the last design the best for the fairing uppers (since they match the number plates), and the first design best for the fuel tank.

I got a hold of Erica at http://www.longnamedgirl.com/ to help put the concept into design. Erica was great - she worked with me, and came up with a preliminary template of the faring graphics, and then I worked on the final design in Adobe Illustrator to come up with these two final mock-ups.



and..



After extensive consultations with myself, i decided that number two was best.

On Chris Vestal's recommendation, I reached-out to http://www.bikegraphix.com/ . Dan Hirner knows his shit, and they print on the most durable bomb-proof vinyl you could ever imagine.

In just three days (yes three days), these came back..



I've got to run, but I'll post the fully, fully finalized "reveal" next....

Hy,

hopefully do you get no bubbles in your stickers at the tank sides because of the gas coming through the plastic.
But very nice build.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #36
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Hy,

hopefully do you get no bubbles in your stickers at the tank sides because of the gas coming through the plastic.
But very nice build.

Apparently the vinyl that Bike Graphix use is made specifically for polypropelene tanks...We'll see.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #37
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Apparently the vinyl that Bike Graphix use is made specifically for polypropelene tanks...We'll see.
Mine lasted 4 ish months. Only slight bubbling. Where it came up on the edges, I added more stick with 3M Super 77 to make it last 6 months.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #38
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Saweeeeeeet!!


Since I got me a 450 . . .
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #39
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Dammit Flanny! You allmost make me change bike, and mine ain´t finnished yet!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:18 AM   #40
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Where do you guys get the cash for these projects?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:51 AM   #41
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Eat, sleep, work. Eat, sleep, work........
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 AM   #42
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:05 AM   #43
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #44
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Mine lasted 4 ish months. Only slight bubbling. Where it came up on the edges, I added more stick with 3M Super 77 to make it last 6 months.
Will last years if they were perforated. Make sure they can space the holes uniformly across the entire surface. Perfs only need be 1.5-2mm. Check out some of the tank graphics from One Industries for example.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #45
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Eat, sleep, work. Eat, sleep, work........
Yeah yeah I know. It seems like that's all I do these days just to keep up with the new property and all that goes along with that.
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