I just had a look at your bike in the gallery, it looks amazing!!
How did you manage to do the tire lettering? It looks really neat in the picture..
I purchased the white lettering pen from Harley but haven't built up the courage to give it a go yet..
Also, I have a similar idea regarding the racing stripes on my Street, but i want to go for a white on black theme. Are yours sprayed on? I was thinking that a custom gloss vinyl sticker would be cheaper and also easier to get rid of if i got sick of it. Any thought?
I apologize for hijacking your question without providing any useful insight regarding your query. Just got excited when i saw the lettering in your picture.
first off, thank you!
second, no problem, I don't have any problem answering any questions whether it pertains to the current topic or not. it's ok!
(I do however, have a different post about this racing stripe and where I got it from.) just look for the "orange racing stripe" post and you will find the info there also.
this racing stripe is made of a good quality vinyl and can be bought in different sizes or colors. I only paid $10 for it and is shipped free!
I wanted a stick on stripe so it could be removed later if I wanted to change the look.
I put this on myself, but a professional from a graphics shop would be do a much better job than I did. I think they wanted like $30 to install it. but I'm on a limited income and try to save money anywhere I can. sometimes that bites me in the behind though...lol.
anyway, there is a few tiny bubbles in the stripe that I hope will come out after it gets some sun on it for a few days. I was able to get out the bigger bubbles by using a tiny stick pin from my wifes sewing kit that helped me to rub out the bigger bubbles.
the graphics shop uses a spray solution when they install stripes that apparently makes it easier to install and without any bubbles.
hind sight being 20/20 I should have paid them to put it on.
if you do install it yourself, place painters tape first to use as a guide for the strip. go very slowly and rub any bubbles out as you lay down the stripe. be very careful on curves, again by slowly and carefully rubbing the stripe into place without creases or bubbles. it's a bit tough but can be done with patience.
and oh boy, painting the letters is a slow and painful process. there is another post that I seen about their project bike where they did the white letters. it appears they did a really good job.
but the way I did it, I wouldn't wish that job on anyone!
. ..and I only have done the back tire so far, the letters on the front tire is much smaller and i'm very doubtful it will come out any better than the back tire.
I appreciate any replies or questions at any time.