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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 12:11:00 am
    October 27, 2020, 12:11:00 am
    Very classy.  Debonair, yet sinister.

    If you have interest in removing the reflectors from the bags and plugging the hole I have a simple and cheap solution.   Congrats on such a sharp machine!

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 12:59:12 am
    October 27, 2020, 12:59:12 am
    *Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
    Very classy.  Debonair, yet sinister.

    If you have interest in removing the reflectors from the bags and plugging the hole I have a simple and cheap solution.   Congrats on such a sharp machine!

    Absolutely! I never could figure out anything I really liked on my orange '15 to take the place of the bag reflector.
    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 01:13:30 am
    October 27, 2020, 01:13:30 am
    *Originally Posted by oldkawboy [+]
    Absolutely! I never could figure out anything I really liked on my orange '15 to take the place of the bag reflector.
    Thanks,
    Dan

    I bought a pack of plugs from Amazon along with some Sugru (moldable glue), but any silicon should work just fine. Mine has held up to many miles and a few washes and rain showers over the last several months.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ59380/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1






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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 01:18:37 am
    October 27, 2020, 01:18:37 am
    Perfect, I'll get the order made.
    Thanks again,
    Dan

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 12:01:39 pm
    October 27, 2020, 12:01:39 pm
    That bike looks fantastic Dan, congrats!! I especially like it in combination with the Akra. Which actually makes me think about getting this Akra for my own bike...

    Nice job!  :37:

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 06:17:45 pm
    October 27, 2020, 06:17:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by oldkawboy [+]
    A few weeks ago I traded in my 2015 V1000 for a new, leftover 2019 model.
    My wifey has never been a fan of white motorcycles although I had no issue with it.
    I took it to a local shop and had them wrap all the white with matte charcoal grey.
    The guy did a great job and I gotta admit that I like it better.
    Dan
    https://photos.versys1000.com/image/xDMQs

    Nice job, what did they charge you?

    Also, Can you post a close up photo where the wrap is against the base colors, like the stripe down the center of the tank?

    I had considered this on another bike, but examples I had seen did not look that good where there wasn't some kind of a bodyline to work to.

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 11:10:31 pm
    October 27, 2020, 11:10:31 pm
    Oooh, that is sharp. I may steal that!

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 11:26:30 pm
    October 27, 2020, 11:26:30 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ogre_FL [+]
    Nice job, what did they charge you?

    Also, Can you post a close up photo where the wrap is against the base colors, like the stripe down the center of the tank?

    I had considered this on another bike, but examples I had seen did not look that good where there wasn't some kind of a bodyline to work to.




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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #18 on: October 27, 2020, 11:38:33 pm
    October 27, 2020, 11:38:33 pm
    Total cost with tax was $225. It would have been less if I'd chose a color in stock because the minimum amount ordered was more than needed. I was trying to find a color to go with the carbon metallic grey Versys 650 saddlebag covers that I installed. I was hoping it would look like a close, two toned grey against the Versys decal which it's how it turned out thankfully.
    Wrapping the bags would have to be piece wrapped which he doesn't like plus I was a little concerned about the way I kick the covers with this old back.
    Also, I removed the pieces to make it easier for him plus he could do a better job.
    The wrap had a matte finish which went well against the matte bodywork & covers.
    Dan
    Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 11:45:12 pm by oldkawboy

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    Re: Wrapping the white.
    Reply #19 on: October 27, 2020, 11:56:48 pm
    October 27, 2020, 11:56:48 pm
    They did a nice job and that price seems fair too.
    Does not look like an Orca any more. :001: