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To vinyl wrap, or not to vinyl wrap?

Old 04-23-2017, 09:57 AM
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To vinyl wrap, or not to vinyl wrap?

So, been giving some thought to possibly vinyl wrapping my forks black. Had it on before but (foolishly) peeled it off so am now debating whether I should re-do them...

Picture taken this morning (started right away after winter in storage, woohoo!):
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Blacked out forks (with Paint software):
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FYI: New bars (replacing red from last year)... stealthier looking...
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so, yes or no to vinyl wrapping forks?
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:19 AM
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As long as you're asking, I say no.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:58 AM
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I say no too. I like the highlight of the more modern USD fork.
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Yah-huh. But we're Americans. We make bold statements. Remember, mikstr, you're Canadian and if you want a more pedestrian look, you want your bike to look like every other VTR on the road, then wrap 'em.
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we're Canadians, the mighty beavers - we'll gnaw away at ya until we win
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:14 PM
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Kinda of on the fence on this one. I like the modern look, but would be nice black also.

Well, I guess I'm no help.
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I like the gold cause it let's you see the suspension. It's not a piece of bolt-on bling, it's a major component and that's how it came. Black, it'll get lost visually in the shadows of the front end.

I just have a thing for gold suspension components, too. Don't have any, just the thing for em.

Besides, on mikstr's bike, just painting them black seems a cop-out. Now, if you could find some carbon fiber forks, then we'd be talkin'.
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
I like the gold cause it let's you see the suspension. It's not a piece of bolt-on bling, it's a major component and that's how it came. Black, it'll get lost visually in the shadows of the front end.

I just have a thing for gold suspension components, too. Don't have any, just the thing for em.

Besides, on mikstr's bike, just painting them black seems a cop-out. Now, if you could find some carbon fiber forks, then we'd be talkin'.
sadly, the only bike to come with carbon forks was the last generation NR500...

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Right-side up junk.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Right-side up junk.
yep.....did the NR ever amount to anything?

I rest my case....

Oh yes, and that engine has too many cylinders... losers!
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Winning color scheme, though.
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When I did my USD I wrapped the gold in black electrical tape to see what it looked like.

They are still gold, but then I am a bling monster!
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If its a vote I say stay gold. Looks better. Didn't know anyone who had gold wanted black, thought it was just the other way round.
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Although I have [I]never[I], you know the saying... once you go black, you never go back.
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My vote is stay with GOLD....
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
If its a vote I say stay gold. Looks better. Didn't know anyone who had gold wanted black, thought it was just the other way round.
Joe, didn't you know all the new fashion trends are coming from down under.
Soon you'll see top dollar Olins black.
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No way man, ohlins is gold. Heck even my elka race shock it gold.

I am going to cbr forks but secretly wish I was putting on the gold zx10 tubes.
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