Digital Desert camouflage the KLR650 step-by-step walk thru

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klm4755, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Ri-Ra

    Ri-Ra Burgeoning

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this. It's certainly a labor of love, and I hope it was fun to do...
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  2. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    I do enjoy tinkering with the bike...Appreciate the strong concerns on the safety issue. I will certainly drive with more awareness. If I sense the bike's visibility it an issue (I'm not convinced it is, as no empirical evidence either way), I'll let everyone know.
    Keithm
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  3. seahorse100

    seahorse100 SLUG

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    :knary took me an hour to figure out where to put my ADV sticker ,and then i fucked that up ! my hats off to ya'
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  4. DesertTortoise

    DesertTortoise Freedom Fighter

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    the only thing 'universal' acu camo blends in really well with is the night. Seen it in cities, forests, deserts, mountains, etc and its fairly noticeable. At night it just appears like grey mist though. Would not worry about lack of day visibility, but I would add a lot of 3M reflective tape on sides and rear. Maybe some extra red LED lights...

    Thats what I wear to work so I could not do up a bike like this. I like tan / black or flat green plastics with black frame
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  5. klm4755

    klm4755 Been here awhile

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    That is great news...
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    here are the running lights which are always on
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  6. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    bike? what bike? I didn't see anything in those pictures but hands, spray cans and a scissor.




















    :D:D:D

    Not sure why the camo job was necessary, looked like alot of work too, but hey, if you like it..... awesome
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  7. milehimike

    milehimike Adventurer

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    Just don't park it in a digital desert and walk away , you'll never find it again.
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  8. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    again camo isn't made to look like anything it's all about breaking up patterns. That's why even with any kind of issue camo if you really wanna "blend" your trained to start adding plantlife, etc

    not arguing just pointing out that it's about breaking up shapes, and Id know I would not want my bike's shape broken up at all to the peripheral vision of a blonde soccer mom applying eye makeup, beating the kids, texting, and dreaming of the bx's BK. It's dangerous enough as it is.

    Disclaimer- again i applaud the dedication it took though
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  9. Fast Joe

    Fast Joe n00b

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    The bike alone could put us in a "Code Orange".

    I would check for bombs daily.

    WFO
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  10. rags_splat

    rags_splat Adventure Commuter

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    :scratch :puke2
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  11. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Nice job! I can appreciate the effort you put into doing something that you are into. Who cares what everyone else thinks? Do your own thing and fuck all the naysayers.

    :trp
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  12. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    I found your mind shivering out behind the local liquor store.
    Give me your address and I'll send it home. :rofl







    :hide

    Seriously that looks pretty cool. I wouldn't worry about what everyone else thinks regarding visibility. A silver & black bike is far more camouflaged on the street than a camo bike.
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  13. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Have you ridden it in the rain yet? Those pegs might get a bit slippery :huh






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  14. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  15. Forestwalker

    Forestwalker ****!

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    great work, but just because you can wrap the part doesn't mean you should.
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  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    me too. i liked the black from before.
    it was a sharping looking klr...
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  17. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!! :lol3

    thanks for the comedy!:thumb











    oh wait, you were serious when you wrapped your already fugly KLR (but the best color they ever came in) and proceeded to wrap the footpegs, spraypaint your wheels WITH the tires still on (can't wait to see what they look like after a tire change) (or rocks), wrap your seat and tank with creases all over the place, spay paint parts while still on the bike, and adding the second fender up front AND the extra one on the rear wheel the WILL get sucked into the rear tire after compression off a whoop, jump, downhill decent, etc etc etc.

    and i'm a previous owner of a 2007 KLR.:deal



    this thread name should change to WTFKLR
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  18. Buddy_Holly

    Buddy_Holly Imminent Train Wreck

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    Well no one will say you didn't go all the way with this project. I hope you get lots of good comments. I applaud the effort.
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  19. DANJET600

    DANJET600 Need 2 go bush ASAP

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    :bowA++++ for effort and commitment but i think you just went a bit tooooooo far with it
    thing is it's yours, it's one of a kind and it'll turn heads:eek1 :lol3

    enjoy
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  20. Mezo

    Mezo Banned

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    10 out of 10 for effort, but why didn't you wear digital camo army uniform & a motocross lid again wrapped in camo?

    You look like my postman sitting on that.

    Nah pisstaking aside thanks for the post, ive always wondered what it would look like.

    Mezo. :thumb
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