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    More Go-Faster Stickers
    on: Jan 21, 2022, 05.14 pm
    Jan 21, 2022, 05.14 pm
    This time I’ve opted for 1 piece wheel graphic from Spinning Stickers:

    https://spinningstickers.com/other/rim-stickers-premium-biohazard#&gid=1&pid=1

    Bio hazard with “Z Sugomi” in the text field. Should be good for another 5bhp and 5mph.

    I’m 53 in March. I should really know better by now ffs!

    Last Edit: Jan 21, 2022, 05.17 pm by PJ69

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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2022, 04.33 am
    Jan 23, 2022, 04.33 am
    *Originally Posted by PJ69 [+]
    This time I’ve opted for 1 piece wheel graphic from Spinning Stickers:

    https://spinningstickers.com/other/rim-stickers-premium-biohazard#&gid=1&pid=1

    Bio hazard with “Z Sugomi” in the text field. Should be good for another 5bhp and 5mph.

    I’m 53 in March. I should really know better by now ffs!


    You can be beyond 53 and still not know any better. Don't ask me how I know.
    That sticker looks good but a nightmare to apply.

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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09.46 am
    Jan 23, 2022, 09.46 am
    These are 1 piece each side of each wheel, so I’ve taken both rims off, whipped the discs off and popped out the rear drive hub, cleaned them up ready for the new stickers.

    Just need to do a once over with an alcohol wipe, tack cloth and final dust with a micro fibre cloth.

    I’ve marked up where the balance weights were applied and gently plied them off with a heat gun and plastic trim tool (they were flat ones not clip on ones).

    Just 1 potential snag is I have right angle valves which may hang over where I have to mould each sticker round. I’m not sure how far the graphics push back across the wheel rim inner surface. I think it’s all the way across the 2nd little step but stops just before the spokes.

    Anyway, a mildly warm heat gun, just above minimum worked well for the fairing vinyls, so will start there and take my time. Photos of the install and finished job to follow.

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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #3 on: Jan 23, 2022, 02.49 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 02.49 pm
    May the force be with you.  :020: I'm not sure I'd have the patience. I didn't even consider the balance weights. I use the stick-on type.
    This appliqué is a nice alternative to powder coating. 👍

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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #4 on: Jan 23, 2022, 05.45 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 05.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]

    That sticker looks good but a nightmare to apply.

    More power to Jim if he EVER tries to remove them lol
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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #5 on: Jan 23, 2022, 08.15 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 08.15 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    You can be beyond 53 and still not know any better. Don't ask me how I know.
    That sticker looks good but a nightmare to apply.

    I had no problems fitting wheel stickers to my ZRX1200. I removed the wheels (for a tyre chamge) and cleaned the wheels with degreaser and then soap and water. Left them to dry in the sun and then applied the stickers. They worked perfectly.


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    Re: More Go-Faster Stickers
    Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 2022, 05.37 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 05.37 pm
    As promised, before, during and after installing the front wheel stickers….










     



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