"Racing" Rim Stickers

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"Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby Mario123 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:41 am

Bought the powerparts "racing" stickers and fitted them today.

For the front, I adjusted the spacing as I did not want to remove the existing rim tape.

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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby mntbighker » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:51 pm

I'm not especially thrilled about putting "RACING" on my rims, but I think the lettering adds a lot to the aesthetics. I would be happier with the same lettering saying something like 1290 or KTM or some combination.
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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby bic_bicknell » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:03 pm

There's only one thing worse (IMO) than rim tape.

And that's rim letters.

I don't understand it. I don't get it. I don't want to get it.

Haven't you all got something better to do than this? Like ride the bike. Or clean it. Or ride it to get it dirty, then clean it.

Before all you yanks get upset at my comments. Here's a smiley face to say I'm only joking :D (Well, half joking then)
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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby Joe Biker » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:29 pm

I bought a set when they first came out n they are still
in my tool box. :twisted:

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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby Aphex » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:46 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:There's only one thing worse (IMO) than rim tape.

And that's rim letters.

I don't understand it. I don't get it. I don't want to get it.

Haven't you all got something better to do than this? Like ride the bike. Or clean it. Or ride it to get it dirty, then clean it.

Before all you yanks get upset at my comments. Here's a smiley face to say I'm only joking :D (Well, half joking then)


Well Bic, I've got something even better for you!

tyre penz, now you can color something in and stay in the lines for once!

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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby gotswap » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:03 pm

Oh hell!! I got to get me some of that!!!!!
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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:09 am

Oh man!!!! :shock:

That is such a horrible idea and product.

I'm not sure what kind of people do this. It's so the antithesis of the way I think about motorcycling. But as many will come back with the response, "each to his own" then I have to accept it's going on.

Just like girls with orange fake tan that makes them look like orange aliens. :D
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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:14 am

What about this idea for tyres though. Using cutting-edge thermo-chromic polymers you could have tyres that changed colour as they heated up.
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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby nitro450exp » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:53 pm

Bic

I am a Yank, and don't get it either.
Reflective rim tape may have some merit, living in Paris, where visiblity helps being seen.

But letters and especially advertising, i don't get.
If KTM wants to send me a check ever months, shit I would be frigging neon billboard.

Carry on.

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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby SUPERDUKEINOZ » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:21 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:There's only one thing worse (IMO) than rim tape.

And that's rim letters.

I don't understand it. I don't get it. I don't want to get it.

Haven't you all got something better to do than this? Like ride the bike. Or clean it. Or ride it to get it dirty, then clean it.

Before all you yanks get upset at my comments. Here's a smiley face to say I'm only joking :D (Well, half joking then)


lol I agree, mmm the fake sponsored race bike look, I can understand it with high school kids on their 250cc high performance wanna be race bikes, you gotta try anything when your young & wanna pick up chicks lol, but a 1290 c'mon?

Its hard enough gettin in there cleaning the rims without poxy stickers in the way that will probably peel up
I have even peeled of most of the OEM stickers for the same reason, the white Superduke lettering is left on the tank shrouds & thats about it

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Re: "Racing" Rim Stickers

Postby Aphex » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:18 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:What about this idea for tyres though. Using cutting-edge thermo-chromic polymers you could have tyres that changed colour as they heated up.
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I wouldn't mind that, till I got pulled over and had no excuse as to why my tyre is red hot in a school zone :lol:
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