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post #1 of 15 Old 01-05-2016, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Blackout500 Project

Hi guys, has been a while since I post something so here it is , I call it Blackout500 project.
Basically I was a bit bored with the look of my bike, and I though I can give it a new look for 2016.
But as always budget was an issue, so this project was complete with less than Au$200 on materials, 3 six-packs of Guinness and around 3 days of work.


THE DESIGN


I first start with the design, I want a black racing strip along the middle of the bike, give in it a more Cafe racer look.
For this idea I had 2 alternatives:
1. Add a matte strip over the middle of the bike.
2. Matte vinyl all the bike and leave a shine strip over the middle of the bike.

Obviously I decide to do the second one, just because Im an idiot.

But before I start I did some mock up on Photoshop to make sure I did like the look.

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To be continue...
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For this idea I used a 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080, a heat gun, Knifeless Design LineTapescissors and a blade.
I remove all the part I could, and start to prepare the parts.
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Next step was to add the lines with Knife-less Design Line Tapeand Wrap the sections. A lot of patience in here and I highly recommend to used3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 , this is the best for this kind of jobs.
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and next the fairings...
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and finally the tank , sorry I do not have photos for the tank process but believe me it was a bitch !
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And here it is the final BLACKOUT500 project ! i hope you like it , i do
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A lot of effort into the project and a finished product that you can be proud of.

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Armando ..............Awesome work! Looks great! I have the Denim Black paint and had wondered what a "gloss" stripe would look like. Now I know! And, I love the "matt" finish on the headlight cowl! On my Denim Black bike the glossy cowl just doesn't look right. I see a winter project here!

I see you've also changed off the grips and foot pegs too, as well as adding the black axle nut covers. Sweet!

Again, the bike looks great!

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Thanks guys means a lot

I was was concern if i did justice to an already nice looking bike!
but believe me when I was doing the tank i was wondering why i did not buy the denim version and add just a strip in the middle!

know i need to decide what I want for my birthday.
if i keep the same tank badge or i go with a more custom ones
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Looks cool as heck. Love it!
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