Paris Dakar Decal kit

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by motobi, May 29, 2007.

  1. pecos

    pecos BAM!!

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    He is still makinng them? I could use a set.
  2. GADGET999

    GADGET999 Adventurer

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    Me too! Please put me on any pending list for a red set.:1drink
  3. AirheadRick

    AirheadRick Adventurer

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    Me too add me to the list the most faded thing on my bike are the Decals and I would love to replace them
  4. AirGsPd

    AirGsPd Dream Rider

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    Me too :clap, I am looking for a black and teal set for a '91 that looks pretty much like the red one on page one. Please PM me.
  5. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    My set arrived yesterday from Daniel Watt (Motobi) and they appear first class. $110 including P&P from Canada to the UK. The are the red/white/grey stencil-style lettering and stripes for the 1989 R100GS-Paris Dakar.
  6. motobi

    motobi Adventurer

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    I have 3 sets in red and 1 set in original teal ready to ship and can make more if needed! Please pm me if interested or email: wattda at hotmail.com. Thanks again for all the interest
  7. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    And this is what Motobi's decals look like -

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    I followed his advice and dampened the tank with a wet sponge as this allowed the decals to be easily lifted off and replaced. Before I started I looked at a number of pictures on Google Images to make sure I got the lettering in the right place. Any problems? Well yes. There is a horizontal dent or groove along the tank beneath the storage compartment and the red stripe tried to have a mind of it's own. I tried to get it to meet the existing stripe on the compartment lid but it wanted to miss it by 1/4". Idea. Use a hot air gun. This gently softened the stripe and allowed me to move it slightly (against it's will). I still had to lift it a few times to get rid of air gaps and bubbles but it was done. When fitting the stripe on the opposite side I set the hot air gun in it's 'Hot' setting. Mistake. Within a second or two the red stripe sagged like toffee (candy) but it did fit allbeit it with a couple of tiny bubbles which just won't press out.

    I'm pretty pleased with the decals - the word DAKAR are all individual letters which needed to be applied one at a time, so that's why I applied the red stripe in the first place.

    Motobi advised me that lacquering over the decals isn't nessessary as they should stay well and truly stuck.

    I should add that when I bought the bike six years ago, these decals were missing from the tank.
  8. akabeton

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    Nicely done.
  9. MisterMo

    MisterMo mach schnell!

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    Sent a PM for a red set.
  10. VTbeemer

    VTbeemer Traveler

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    Sent PM for a red set...
  11. PROTON1

    PROTON1 PROTON1

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    TO MOTOBI:
    Daniel, can you still supply the decal set for the Tank and side panels of a Red/White 1989 R100GS Paris Dakar ? I live in Belgium.
    If so, I would like to order 1 set, but possibly 2 sets as my mate could use a set. Please let me know. Cheers ! Danny
  12. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hijack a thread, but has anyone seen the side panel decal that says paris-dakar first place? I'd love to get a repro
  13. Akbigmac

    Akbigmac n00b

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    I just received a set of red/white Paris Dakar decals from Motobi which I plan to put on my "new to me" 1991 R100 GSPD that has a somewhat faded red "Paris" decal and worn pin striping, but the Dakar decal is in pretty good shape. I see many postings purchasing the same or a similar kit but have not found any advice relating to removal of the old decals or many tips for installing the new.

    Paul Rochdale's comment above about wetting the tank is helpful. I also understand the decals should come off using heat from a hair dryer - correct? Once the old decals come off any tips for cleaning or prepping the surface for the new? Alcohol (on the tank)? Goo Gone? Acetone?

    I'm tempted to leave the existing Dakar decals in place since they look okay - I assume the "Paris" decal can be removed without affecting the "Dakar"*decal.

    Any words of advice for direction from those that have removed decals or installed a Motobi set - problems or successes would be very much appreciated. Your experiences will help me avoid screwing this up and having to buy another set of decals.

    If I've missed the post covering this discussion just point me in the right direction.

    Thanks

    Please ignore this post. Completed the entire job on this rainy Sunday. Thanks!
  14. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    So did the old decals come off easily with just the hair drier?

    Russ
    Tucson
  15. Akbigmac

    Akbigmac n00b

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    Yes, in fact they all pretty much came off in one piece! Applying the new was more of a challenge than anticipated but with practice comes improvement and the second side turned out better than the first. That said, I am pleased with the look of the new decals. Once I get the speedometer back from Oregon I'll be ready to ride!
  16. RickyBilly

    RickyBilly Mentally Retired

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    I just made a deal for a 92 Paris/Dakar with the same paint as in your photograph. Do you still have the decals? If so I want a set. Please advise.
  17. akabeton

    akabeton Adventurer

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    You should probably "start a conversation" or as we used to say " send him a PM"