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Old 07-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Anyone master the art of applying rim stripes?

Paid $90 (including shipping) for factory blue wheel pattern from a 2012 ZX10R, plus applicator and don't wont to mess this up, so if there are any masters out there i would appreciate the help
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Paid $90 (including shipping) for factory blue wheel pattern from a 2012 ZX10R, plus applicator and don't wont to mess this up, so if there are any masters out there i would appreciate the help
Loving what your doing to the bike, making it all purty
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Have the wheel off the ground so you can spin freely and go slow. Even with the applicator it can still walk on you.
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Have the wheel off the ground so you can spin freely and go slow. Even with the applicator it can still walk on you.
I'm scared to even try because of the price of these things lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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I'm scared to even try because of the price of these things lol
Maybe make a jig out of plastic?
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Maybe make a jig out of plastic?
I ordered the factory kawasaki rim stripe applicator
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I ordered the factory kawasaki rim stripe applicator
Oh, then you can do it.
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How hard can this be? Man up!
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i did it on both of my bikes without the applicator, took me less than 5 mins/wheel!
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i did it on both of my bikes without the applicator, took me less than 5 mins/wheel!
Your hired
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you can just do it yourself, it is just like putting any other sticker on your bike!
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1. clean the wheels
2. wipe it dry
3. spray soapy water over the surface
4. apply the wheel stripe stickers
5. let it dry

* apply more soapy water, it will keep it from sticking to the wheel before you finish it.
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Just do it, guy. When did the price of wheel tape hike up to $90?!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #14
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Did the same thing to my bike. Took about 10 mins total. Just make sure the wheel is clean and dry. You dont need no stinking applicator! For $90 they should come with a midget that does it for you. Mine were $20, been on for about 1, 500 miles and no issues.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #15
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That's oem Kawasaki for you, $15.40 each, $8.38 for the stinking applicator lol..... Oh and get this, $20.25 for shipping sheesh

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you can hire someone do the actual paint stripes for that price
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One rim down, gotta love that oem look

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