A question for all of you connoisseurs of aesthetics...

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  1. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Yes a question to all the fine gents (ladies as well!) of taste here - anyone??!?!?

    Would it look good (or goofy) if I was able to "fill in" the areas cut out of the KTM logo on my tank? What I mean is, if the "decal" could continue into those voids in a manner that is consistant with the logo. Am I saying it right?

    See tank here and no jabs over the crappy decal application, it is only a template.

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    Thanks for the input.

    M
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    mike I'm a little confusee with your question,,if what you are trying to ask is if you need to fill in the spaces of the holes with orange. :eek1

    personally i will say I like the way you did it and i will leave it that way,actually the tape aplication looks pretty good already at least at "Speed"
    are you planning to paint it or use a "sticker"? if is a sticker made sure is the 2MM type tape(please tell me were you find it,because I need some for my grey tanks)so it can start the test of time.

    also will be great if james can modified your seat so some of the orange from the logo goes into the seat to make the whole look more togheter..
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  3. Team Dennis

    Team Dennis Certified Troublemaker

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    Take it all the way baby. A little masking and an airbrush. :thumb
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  4. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    So you do not think that it will "distort" the KTM? That is my main concern.

    I am definitely going to do the "wrap" sections on both sides for a bit different look.

    Thanks for the input as I truly appreciate it coming from you.

    M


    Ricky - I do not know how to say it differently - rough translation I am sure. I do not mean to "cover up" rather I mean to have the "logo" go "in" the inlets - see what I mean?

    Good idea on the seat Ricky - I will have to see how it all sets up when it is done to see if it warrants it. Had I had your idea earlier, I would have gone with an even larger decal and run it inot the seat for sure!

    M
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  5. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    Pimpin Passmore, Big Pimpin. When do I get a set for an 18 liter tank? :deal

    Creeper's gonna be pissed ya know. :lol3
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  6. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Creep's fooked... Matey said he don't have the vinyl fo' no purple/blue/orange KTM logos - specifically against KTM Corp policy! :rofl

    Matey Peeps is da man to look up for some of these. I had to sacrafice some spare parts to him for the set, but I bet he would do you up in some fashion as well - nice fella that Matey Peeps and he does a nice job sizing the cutouts too! Sorry if I am throwin' you unwanted business Matey!

    M

    PS - Dag, He also sent me a set of smaller ones it seems I will not be utilizing... If they meet your use, I bet I could be persuaded to send 'em your way...
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  7. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    I'm a bit late to the party on this one but... IMO, I don't think it would look very good to continue the logo into the air vents in the tank.

    Why? :huh

    Because when viewed from any angle other than the one used to establish the "inward line", it would serve to distort the decal at an angle neither parallel or perpendicular to the desired line, making what is already a difficult to read logo, even more so.

    I love the decal though, :thumb and would love to have a set in a light to medium blue. :nod
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  8. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Thanks for weighing in Chris. I appreciate the other "angle" :rofl

    What it is coming to I think will be cost as well... If it costs significantly more then I will axe it since it will look fine as is.

    For your decal - hit up Matey Peeps. I think you will find he does a fine job.

    M
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  9. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    What Creep said. Keep the Kat00m look.
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    Calling Mr. Peeps...
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  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    if you really want to go bananas you can paint a little orange on the radiators, or some mesh so you can see the letters on the background,,this will only work on the side view so i will not botter..maybe just ask Matey to send you some scrap and play with it,,is no wrong way,,but some shapes and proportions will look better than others..

    In fact in my Purple bike I made Neon green stickers(as big as yours) with a silver outline and personally i think they look far better than stock, maybe a grey(darker or lighter than the tank), silver or blue litlle outline will help to hold the shape of the letters even better
    i do agree with Creeper and you about the confussing view of the KTM ideogram,,maybe you can do a mix of the two and continue a line of orange at the perpenticular "pipes"(holes) but leaving a space
    on the angle elements,,I guess I don't like to prettend to flow up the shape of the KTM like the angles on the tank are not there..

    sorry If i'm a little confusing.

    Just keep trying and if you don't like find some cool rocks to scrape the stickers off..:ricky
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  12. creeper

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    I could have sworn I already posted this... but I guess not :huh

    Something like this? With paint?

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  13. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    No. Not what I am saying at all.


    Unfortunately I am not skilled enough to do it on PS.

    I am talking about taking the lines of the logo itself right on into the holes...

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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    well kind off..

    I will like to see in orange only the parts to continue the letters,,evn if is broken,,not the whole "circle"(hole) so if you see it from the front or back is a little more complete ,I will think a If a horizontal line can be draw from were the orange stops and follow until the end of the tank the letters will be easier to read,,trying to make the ornage in the holes follow the angles of the letters is futile since from every angle or even more any height the visual will be diferent ..

    you know I better describe this later ,my head hurts to much at the moment to make any sense..

    sorry i be back later
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  15. jonb

    jonb Montana Adventurer

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    Keep it clean and uncluttered. Think you're going to distort and detract from the look if you put too much additional color in the vents. IMMHO. In other words, keep it like it was in pic 1.
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  16. creeper

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    Not your original idea Pass... just trying to understand and put a visual to Ricky's train of thought. I kinda like it... spells KATOOM. :evil
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  17. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Gotcha!

    I guess I am trying to determine if going into the voids with the logo will further that "splashed on" look.

    Time is a ticken all you visually cultured gents - tank goes in tomorrow, so weigh in now!

    M


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  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    :thumb
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  19. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    passmores bike is too purty. i think he needs to give it to me.
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  20. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    I agree I should give it too you and in return, as a gesture from the kingdom of Loaded you should send your purty Mustang to me as soon as it is completed - no shortcuts either, get to building!


    Colin, BTW - got the risers and they are :thumb Mounted up the bars today! Thanks for the speedy delivery!


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