Graphics alternative CUSTOM look! $7.00 bucks

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Ok so i know its a hssle buying a graphic kit for ya bike.. and then when ya get it and install it your bike becomes one huge billboard for a bunch of products that your not getting paid to advertise.

I have been sitting around for like a week looking at graphics for my 97 rm 125 when i thought about alternatives

Tonight in the local craft store I came across some thick vinyl adhesive sticker in 12 X 12 sheets.. Now about a year ago i installed some graphics on my car and I had a backing sheet for the graphics that represented the overall pattern. Primarily it was a skull in a wild tribal design... Using some basic ability I did the following

I overlayed my pattern on the vinyl sheet and traced out my design, then carefully using a razor i took my time and cut very even lines following the pattern in the vinyl sheets... I then matcxhed the pattern to the plastic roughly and cut sections out, when i was done I sprayed the plastic area i was applying to with water, i made sure it was clean before hand.. i applied graphics , trimming and altering slightly as i went along.


When i was done this is what I had...

Grand total 7 bucks



The white stuff is what im referencing too

The skull decals cost me an additional 6 bucks at my local autozone/pepboys type store

hope this helps someone, i know its diffeerent but just think about the possibilities using multi colored vinyl...

Personally I think if you devote about 20 bucks you can have something so amazing that it would blow away manufactured graphics... an option is too add a clear overlay layer to protect it all..
 
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nice dude, that look pretty sweet! Ive been thinking about this for awhile now but not really sure what i wanted to do yet, nor get around to it..

But your bike looks great, Good job :cool:


**i saw the pic before it got deleted***
 
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Sure looks different now! Looks great. If you need a before pic, just let me know and I'll send you one :cool:

Jeff
 
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I can post the pic, but its at work. I'll get it on here in the morning.

I can't make it on Sundays. I have to work, which really sucks when it comes to riding. Seems like everybody rides on Sundays.
 
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By the way, do you know how to check your private messages? I can't find them.

Thanks.
 
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#11
that looks pretty good, especially for seven bucks, might have to the same to my 250, thanks for the info and picture
 
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i made my own graphics for my 81 rm 125 cuz they don't make them anymore. I designed them on the computer and had them printed out on convex adhesive vinyl by a print shop. it only cost me 15 bucks!