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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:33 am    Post subject: Blur colors... Hm... Reply with quote

I recently saw a Blur that I thought had been custom painted. But looking at the ModernBuddy Blur avatar today, I noticed it was slightly different from the Blurs I've seen at the dealer and on the Genuine site and closer to the "custom" one I'd seen. The avatar version does not have orange "spikes" or Blur graphics on the front of the legshield.

Did Genuine release 2 versions of the Blur? Did I maybe see a very early one? Curious...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: Blur colors... Hm... Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
looking at the ModernBuddy Blur avatar today, I noticed it was slightly different from the Blurs I've seen at the dealer and on the Genuine site and closer to the "custom" one I'd seen. The avatar version does not have orange "spikes" or Blur graphics on the front of the legshield.


I created that avatar from a photo that I 'debranded'. The Genuine logos remain, but the orange stickers are all removed. I think it makes a for a nice, slightly more understated design.

-Mark

Here it is in Wallpaper size:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the front spikes are decals? Huh. Pretty easy to de-Blur it. Yeah, I think it looks better without all the excess junk.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you could even remove the Genuine logos on the side, they appear to be some kind of decal. As much as I love the orange, I'd like do see a no decal one with all the orange in Kawasaki green or something similar.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryce-O-Rama wrote:
I think you could even remove the Genuine logos on the side


Yeah, originally I thought it was screenprinted right on there, but looking closer, it's a big clear decal that covers that whole area. Has anyone tried pulling it off yet? I'm afraid to mess up the paint.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:
Bryce-O-Rama wrote:
I think you could even remove the Genuine logos on the side


Yeah, originally I thought it was screenprinted right on there, but looking closer, it's a big clear decal that covers that whole area. Has anyone tried pulling it off yet? I'm afraid to mess up the paint.


I may be wrong, but I don't think the grey panels on the Blur are painted. They look like they've got the color molded in. I'm not sure whether or not removing those decals would be bad or not.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryce-O-Rama wrote: wrote:
illnoise wrote:
Bryce-O-Rama wrote: wrote:
I think you could even remove the Genuine logos on the side


Yeah, originally I thought it was screenprinted right on there, but looking closer, it's a big clear decal that covers that whole area. Has anyone tried pulling it off yet? I'm afraid to mess up the paint.


I may be wrong, but I don't think the grey panels on the Blur are painted. They look like they've got the color molded in. I'm not sure whether or not removing those decals would be bad or not.


The only screenprinted logo appears to be on the back of the saddle - which looks nice, I'd leave it.

The grey panels appear to be solid color molded with a subtle metalic flake - it actually looks better the closer you get to it.

I've only removed the decals from the picture in photoshop. Not got around to peeling them off the bike yet - but the weather has already begun to do the job - several edges are starting to stick up. Any advice on wholesale removal of the decals without damage to the body panels? Would goo-gone or something similar be a bad idea?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryce-O-Rama wrote: wrote:
As much as I love the orange, I'd like do see a no decal one with all the orange in Kawasaki green or something similar.


Look something like this? (original changed to forest green):


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking something almost exactly like that...except maybe a more military green.

But the orange has started growing on me.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

360 wrote:
I was thinking something almost exactly like that...except maybe a more military green.

But the orange has started growing on me.


Check this Buddy out:


Details here: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=232
More here: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic328.html

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly! more like that color. kind of a military look.

You did both those custom jobs yourself, right?
I remember seeing those a while ago..good job on them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not me, it was member dsleedesign. He did a great job, but that's not quite my style.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: Tiger Blur Reply with quote

Here's a paint and seatcover combo that shouldn't be too tough for us amateurs.
Just as soon as Crystal starts offering seatcovers for the Blur.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Tiger Blur Reply with quote

BlueMark wrote:
Here's a paint and seatcover combo that shouldn't be too tough for us amateurs.


Um, not even if I still lived in Cincinnati. Heh. Too bad I'm relatively ambivalent about football, I could do a Bears one. Maybe I could do Holland or Ivory Coast.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Tiger Blur Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:
Um, not even if I still lived in Cincinnati. Heh. Too bad I'm relatively ambivalent about football, I could do a Bears one. Maybe I could do Holland or Ivory Coast.


Wow, Cincinnati has quite a presence on this board. I'm originally from Cleves - in the hills just west.

A Bears edition is pretty easy. Have no idea how a Holland or Ivory Coast scoot should look.
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