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Old 04-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Rim stripes?

Anyone have any suggestions on where to get them? Certain maker?

Some come with an "applicator" so they go on straight, right?

I ask cause they are anywhere from $0.99 on ebay to $30 at moto specific stores. Where is the sweet spot between and price?
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I just got whatever they had at Cycle Gear. Don't remember the brand or price, but several years later they're still on with no problems.
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Cycle gear has them, they have with the applicator or without the applicator (cheaper). I think with the applicator its like 12.99 for any color, they are all reflective.

The applicator does help, and man its not going to be easy. I was actually able to mess up and redo one side and still do all the rims on the bike. So take your time.
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If one of your friends has the applicator don't bother buying a package that comes with one. If no one does though, the applicator and a set of stands are your best friends.
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If you can hold off on them, wait till you get new tires and take them off. Much easier to install.
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Hmmm.... I have a rear stand. But yeah, I bet front stand would make it much easier.
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Hmmm.... I have a rear stand. But yeah, I bet front stand would make it much easier.
You can come use my front stand. Just let me know when you need to.
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I just got whatever they had at Cycle Gear. Don't remember the brand or price, but several years later they're still on with no problems.
Same here.
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I was looking for some as well. Dont know brand but saw it at Cycle Gear just like most of the ppl here.
They have it with this little applicator that clips onto your rim and you "go with it". The guy who works there says that thingy works and helps. Definitely get it. I dont think he's trying to sell me anything unnecessary either.
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I used the the kit from Cycle Gear, the rear was easy because I had a rear stand at the time but the front I did with no stand. If possible it would be 100x easier to take them off the bike and do it that way.
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Definitely put the bike on a stand. I found the one that came from cyclegear very low quality vinyl. It may hold up but it tore multiple times while trying to lay it down. And I have done quite a lot of vinyl in my day. I've never used them myself but I've always heard good stuff about tapeworks. And you can prob borrow an applicator from a member on here too. The applicator that came with the new cyclegear trackside brand kit was compared to the protape I think was the brand that they used to carry.
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I just did the ones from cycle gear w/ applicator. I only had to do the front(new rim) and had it on the front stand, took all of about 15 minutes and was simple.
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