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Jun 22nd, 2019 3:19 am
xracer Out of necessity, yes.
Jun 22nd, 2019 2:00 am
BobbyBoy
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Originally Posted by LiesAngeles View Post
They will just do it right on the bike. I will just ride over there with no windscreen.
I've only seen a xx98 up close once, it's a rare beast where I live. I would confirm you can remove the screen without removing the nose before you make an appointment.
Jun 20th, 2019 12:57 pm
LiesAngeles
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Originally Posted by BobbyBoy View Post
You could pay a professional fitter if your not confident, its not cheap to replace if you Fark it up.

Thinking about doing it. It would save me the time of taking off the nose, doing it, getting an exact knife, and then putting it back on.
They will just do it right on the bike. I will just ride over there with no windscreen. I was looking for a decal to change the look of the bike at a minimal cost. Oops!
Jun 20th, 2019 4:37 am
xracer
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Originally Posted by LiesAngeles View Post
Yeah. Not looking like a quick peel off and push down for me!
Hair drier. Very warm setting. Should come off easy. Less chance of the oe clear coat coming of with the adhesive.
Jun 20th, 2019 2:07 am
BobbyBoy You could pay a professional fitter if your not confident, its not cheap to replace if you Fark it up.
Jun 20th, 2019 1:09 am
LiesAngeles
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Originally Posted by xracer View Post
First mistake you made is thinking that you were getting something that was good and easy to apply. I think I did say that all the ones supplied to me have been ordinary at best. Second mistake was that you need to use some sort of slipping agent (vinyl lube) and a squeegee to get the thing in the correct position and manipulate the vinyl to fit and then work out where to go around corners or to trim with a sharp razor. A very warm environment helps. Having done dozens of these you soon learn.

Yeah. Not looking like a quick peel off and push down for me!
Jun 20th, 2019 1:08 am
LiesAngeles
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Originally Posted by Dutch848 View Post
You need to fold it around the fairing, hence why it is longer in some parts.Check their how to's on utube.

https://youtu.be/_a2yxx1VHEM
Thank you for posting that video. I guess I am expected to take the nose off, wrap it around and then trim it with a scalpel!
Jun 19th, 2019 7:51 pm
xracer
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Originally Posted by LiesAngeles View Post
Got the order yesterday from the Vulture website...

Opinions.

Quick to ship and receive from Italy. Was happy.
I found it to be towards the expensive side but had a creative unique look so I was thinking it would be worth it for that reason.
Received it in a large box. Lots of crinkles in it. Should come out fine when applied.
Take off Windscreen and get ready to apply.
Gonna tape it off first to see how it lays and the fitment.


Horrible. Not even close to fitting the way it should a good 1/2 or more longer in all areas.

Highly disappointed that I have to rebox this to Italy and it is not what I ordered.

Pics enclosed....
I have pulled it high. Pulled it low. I can't find where it fits correctly in any way. Even if I cut off a 1/2 inch towards the top, the nose piece is way to wide. It would need to be tucked in everywhere and/or cut.
IMO, its not worth the $57 dollars for me to do all of this.
I will be sending it back and telling them exactly what I have documented here to see their response.
First mistake you made is thinking that you were getting something that was good and easy to apply. I think I did say that all the ones supplied to me have been ordinary at best. Second mistake was that you need to use some sort of slipping agent (vinyl lube) and a squeegee to get the thing in the correct position and manipulate the vinyl to fit and then work out where to go around corners or to trim with a sharp razor. A very warm environment helps. Having done dozens of these you soon learn.
Jun 19th, 2019 7:40 pm
xracer Morning Proph. Motorcycle racing rules stop any development in its tracks because thereís no true prototype class. I understand that you just canít throw on a big set of wheels and hope for the best and surly the kingpin front end design is the way to go and has nowhere near been developed (to my knowledge) beyond the scope of skinny tyres and current and somewhat dated class design.
Jun 19th, 2019 11:26 am
BobbyBoy
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Originally Posted by Dutch848 View Post
You need to fold it around the fairing, hence why it is longer in some parts.Check their how to's on utube.
I'm with Dutch. I thought similar when I got my hands on the 999 number board. Take your time and watch several 'how to' videos before trying to install. Use the proper tools and keep it wet, you know this having fitted the tail. When fitting the screen back on don't tighten the fasteners too much or the vinyl will turn, don't ask me how I know.

I think you made the best decision, white number boards front and rear. .......will look awesome.
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