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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 01:04 PM
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Re: Stock Appearance

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Front 3/4 View
Rear 3/4 View
Side View
Daytime View of Solex on Forks
Rear Fender Reflexite (you can also see the black relective pinstripe on fender)
Daytime View of Hump Reflectives

I've since upgrade my reflective setup. Removed the pinstriping after realizing it was worthless and made my own custom-cut. Which was tricky because I wanted to follow the curves of the scooter. Also hard to see in the photos is I bought 3M white reflective inserts for the Givi lenses, which makes them show-up alot better than the standard chrome-ish inserts.

3 materials are used:

3M Reflexite: near as I can tell the highest reflectivity of DOT truck/trailer marking tape. Not very useful for tight curves, but great on mostly flat surfaces (used on rear fender).
Solex: High reflectivity and more bendable (used on front forks)
3M Commercial Grade reflectives: Some material I acquired that is thicker than relfective pinstriping, but more durable and higher reflectivity. Used by such companies as Gillig for striping buses.


REAR FENDER, FRONT FORKS:
Rear fender, daytime (Reflexite)
Rear fender, night (Reflexite)--black/gold reflective has been removed.
Front fender, daytime (Solex)

GIVI SIDE CASES:
Back of Givi E41 and E21, night (3M commercial grade reflective material)--the idea was I could take the backs off as road markers in an emergency
Sides of Givi E41 and E21, night (3M commercial grade reflective material)
Back of Givi E41 and E21, daytime (3M commercial grade reflective material)
Givi E21, left rear, daytime (3M commercial grade reflective material). 3M sells a kit for the E21, and it sucks. Couldn't get it on straight or bubble-free. Mine is much better. ;-p

SCOOTER:
Front fender and forks, daytime (yellow: 3M; white: Solex)
Gas door, daytime (3M)--wasn't 100% happy with results as the door bulges more than I compensated for, but could have been worse
Front fairing, daytime (3M)
Right side, daytime (3M)
Right side, transition to hump, daytime (3M)
Windscreen "fang gap," daytime (3M)

HELMET:
Graphics for helmet match scooter size and style. Another tough exercise in compound curves because the wider, heavier material doesn't stretch much so these are cut from a flat sheet and design to match all the curvatures.

Arai Profile, side, daytime (3M commercial grade reflective material)
Arai PRofile, back, daytime (3M commercial grade reflective material)
Arai Profile, front, daytime (3M commercial grade reflective material)

I need more night shots. If you've seen the blue reflective stripes on TechArtGuy's white project 650, the yellow on mine is the same material.

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 07:45 PM
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As the OP brought out, some of us do not want to do anything that would change the stock appearance of the scooter. So, I would love to get some nice blend-in reflective tape, but the Pearl White of the 2012 Exec would seem to present an impossibility on a match. Oh well, nice thought......
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Love the reflective tape, but I don't think I could ever get my bike THAT clean to adhere. I'm too busy riding. ... But then again, I don't normally ride at night.

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