Woot! Got my tank decals...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Maxvision, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    Found a kiosk in a neaby mall that was making vinyl stickers. Figured it'd be a complicated process and have to provide a vector graphics file of the design, I just took a blurry, 1", greyscale copy from my printer of the design with me so we could figure out what I'd need when I probably had to come back. At least that's how it went at the big vinyl sticker business I visited another time.

    The guy scanned my blurry copy and up on the screen popped a vector graphic of the design. We took another 5 min. moving the vector lines to clean up the image and ta-da..handed the guy $27.00 and done deal. Got 2 large 8" stickers and 4 smaller ones all included in the price. Just had to sit around for 20 min. before it was cut out and ready to put on my bike.

    Wow! What a difference tank art makes on a bike. I was STOKED!


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  2. shwnrttr

    shwnrttr New Member

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    cool beans
     
  3. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    That was a great deal, wish one was close to me. The bike and tank look great.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    Looks awesome Max.
     
  5. Goat Herder

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    Wow :eek: Sweet build man !!(^)
     
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    dang scotty, and not to long ago you thought it was to ugly for the neighborhood.
     
  7. Maxvision

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    LOL dmb and thanks for the compliments guys!

    I guess I should have said, what a difference a rattle can of engine enamel AND tank art can make...

    From this:
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    To this:
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  8. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    I honestly can't decide which (b4 or after) looks better, IMHO. The tore up, rode hard and put away wet look does have it's appeal. But the just off the shop floor in 1910/20's some thing is enthralling too.

    But man is she some purty work Max.
     
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    ya,what he said....
    very nice.
     
  10. 2door

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    Beautiful work, Max. Thanks for sharing it with us. Looks like it came out of a museum; or belongs in one. Congratulations.

    Tom
     
  11. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That bike looks great bro! (^)

    The decals absolutely make it, & engine paint is always a good choice because it's gas & heat resistant. ;)
     
  12. Maxvision

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    OMG! I'm all a'flutter getting so many kudos from all you wonderful people.

    Just between me and you guys...I made most everything on that bike like 4 times before I got it the way I wanted it...honestly I did. And it's still not finished yet. Have to change out the front rim with a black one and am making a stainless steel exhaust for it.

    With all the hours involved, I'd have to sell it for $10k to make any kind of profit for my time.
    Is it a passion?
    naaa...
    It's an OBSESSION!
     
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  13. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    All I can say little buddy is it's about fricken time.......can we go for a ride now? Sheesh, I was just ready to retire these things.....by retire, I mean putting on yet another set of tires before we actually ride again ;)

    Let's see it in person, black rim or not.

    dnut
     
  14. Maxvision

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    Looks like Hawaii_87's gonna get another ride goin' some Sunday next month.
     

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