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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 16984 times)

Offline datadavid

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #50 on: Feb 04, 2018, 12:27:25 »
You're not wrong Tim, that's a frightening thought.  I've got a few ideas on how I can try to flush the panels with the fairings but I've never tried metal-shaping before.  The panels would need to be contoured perfectly - then I'd run a bead of silicon around the edges and bolt them down.  Idea being the silicon would form something of a buffer all around the edges of the panels.  Kinda hard to explain but it works in my head.  Mind you, so does quantum theory - but I'm blagging that as well.

The vinyl is a good idea - I've looked for some "brushed steel" vinyl and 3M make a decent wrap.  Think I can get die cut vinyl panels made?  Something to look into.
Heat up the ss bits with a torch and press them onto the panels, they'll hotglue themselves solid on there!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #51 on: Feb 04, 2018, 12:35:34 »
Heat up the ss bits with a torch and press them onto the panels, they'll hotglue themselves solid on there!

Good plan, until they fly off and turn into 140kmph ninja stars on the highway...shudder... :o
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #52 on: Feb 04, 2018, 12:53:06 »
Good plan, until they fly off and turn into 140kmph ninja stars on the highway...shudder... :o
Sounds great!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #53 on: Feb 07, 2018, 05:04:01 »
You're not wrong Tim, that's a frightening thought.  I've got a few ideas on how I can try to flush the panels with the fairings but I've never tried metal-shaping before.  The panels would need to be contoured perfectly - then I'd run a bead of silicon around the edges and bolt them down.  Idea being the silicon would form something of a buffer all around the edges of the panels.  Kinda hard to explain but it works in my head.  Mind you, so does quantum theory - but I'm blagging that as well.

The vinyl is a good idea - I've looked for some "brushed steel" vinyl and 3M make a decent wrap.  Think I can get die cut vinyl panels made?  Something to look into.

IMHO faux brushed steel panels are akin to "bullet hole" stickers, you aint fooling nobody, and it just looks tacky. If you want the brushed metal on the plastic make them out of metal, but don't fake it.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #54 on: Feb 07, 2018, 09:51:29 »
From an Avery swatch book I have in the office.  Pretty cool stuff.

Hit me up if you need decals I can make it happen
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #55 on: Feb 07, 2018, 10:30:55 »
Thanks man, those look pretty slick.  I ordered some samples from 3M of their brushed steel and brushed aluminium just to get an idea of what they look like.  I don't have much experience with vinyl wrap (I wrapped a gas tank - or tried to - which didn't end so well) but it could be a good option if the stainless panels I'm hoping to make don't work out. 

That's very cool that you can help with the decals mate - I may well take you up on that.  Once I've played around with some ideas maybe I'll send some your way and you can give me a quote?  Muchas gracias =)
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #56 on: Feb 07, 2018, 11:33:09 »
Yessir. I was looking for 3M swatches but I donít have a book for their specialty vinyls for some reason. Avery is kinda shite IMO but just an example


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"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #57 on: Feb 07, 2018, 13:30:37 »
Cool cool - I'll see what the 3M samples look like and I'll give you the heads up mate.  Just got back from checking out my powdercoat sample - too grey with no metallic but no drama.  It was only a sample so they're gonna match up the paint and hit it again.  Also stopped in to say hi to a guy down that way who restores old Japanese bikes, man he's got it going on.  Four '70's KZ900's in perfect shape as soon as I walked in the door, and a CBX upstairs that was just breathtaking.  And an RV125 up on the table, looking superfine.

I asked him about an air pump for yours and he thinks he has an original one knocking about somewhere. I told him if he could find it to let me know what he wants for it - I'll let you know what he says.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #58 on: Feb 07, 2018, 14:13:57 »
I asked him about an air pump for yours and he thinks he has an original one knocking about somewhere. I told him if he could find it to let me know what he wants for it - I'll let you know what he says.

That would be boss mate, good looking out. If you talk to him again, I also need the sprocket cover that bolts on the engine - its proving elusive.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #59 on: Feb 07, 2018, 14:22:47 »
Consider it done - I'll be down there again in a few days so I'll ask him, no worries  8)
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"