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another new Rattler 110 owner

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Great to see a forum out there for the 110! I just picked mine up yesterday from the dealer ('07 silver/black). So far so good with everything. I look forward to watching posts and contributing! I'm sure I'll have questions soon as well, since this is my first scooter.
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Picked mine up yesturday also. 07 Black/Silver. Very happy with my purchase. Scooter is a blast and my kids love going for rides around the block.
Jac what dealer did you get yours from? I got mine in Lake Geneva @ MAC.

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hey... welcome - I am just over in Lemont
Got mine at URAL on ogden

you should think about jumping in the scavenger hunt
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic6999.html
you could get a quick 12 points for downers grove this week
-dont worry about coming late to the hunt... we have people jumping in & out all the time - its just for fun -
BiscuitHead is from downers & he has had pics of his Blur in the hunt

Have fun & ride safe (best advice - ride like you are invisible - people WILL pull out in front of you)
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Small world - I also got mine from URAL on Ogden in Clarendon Hills.
I have friends that have sportbikes and Harleys - and they've given me similar advice, and I do appreciate yours. It's no different no matter WHAT you are driving when it's on 2 wheels. All your sensory goes on high alert instantly. I'm only taking to streets that are are very familiar to me right now.
I'll check out the scavenger hunt link also. Thanks!
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welcome and congrats!! ride safe and have fun!!
<a href="http://www.fuelly.com/driver/brimstone/rattler-110" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fuelly.com/sig-us/20736.png" width="500" height="63" alt="Fuelly" title="Share and compare MPG at Fuelly" border="0"/></a>
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Hi,
Mine is from that dealer also, they are very good!!!

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I was one fence between the red or the silver, and then when I went back the following weekend, there were only 2 silvers left - so that made my decision easier. I think they're down to one Rattler now (their demo). The guys at Ural/True Imports said that Vespa may be sponsoring a suburban rally with them next summer - anyone heard anything in more detail? The clock is nice touch. Where did you get that?
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pride5167 wrote:Hi,
Mine is from that dealer also, they are very good!!!
Hey... nice clock - did you put that on?
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i remember when mine was that shiny. :lol:
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Hello,
I got it at Auto Zone. The only problem is that in order to fit you need to remove the pin, from the base of the clock, and flip the base around. Not a big deal...

Nelson
PS
What do you think about the pinstripe?
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Re: clock

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pride5167 wrote: PS
What do you think about the pinstripe?
Between the black & red?
That looks sharp - I have been thinking about doing that on mine - but cant pick a color to split the black & silver - maybe red?

And I do like how the clock has "digital clock" printed on it
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Those pictures reminded me of when I first got mine...its so shiny. Now it has mud and dirt all over it. I should wash it :D
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Red pinstripe?

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When I was doing my research on scooters I found a review from this guy who had a black and silver Rattler and he did have a RED pinstripe. It looked very nice. I tried to find it, but no luck...
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I would put a pink pinstripe on it if I had one, but you'd probably get some funny looks :lol:
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Hi,
Like allways I was looking for somthing else and I came across it, well, here it is...

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You can also see his album here, http://picasaweb.google.com/thescooters ... ineRattler
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I LIKE that - my rattler 50 has black & silver on the front as well - so I will have a little more
now i gotta go to the autoparts store
thanks for the pic!
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I like it! That red pinstripe compliments the black and silver really well.
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is that paint or vinyl sticker stuff?
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I am going to buy red tape - it will help hide the "not so perfect" paint line between the black & silver

I just found reflective red pin stripe
http://www.streetglo.net/streetglo_files/page0019.htm
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The red stripe is reflective pinstripe. Really helps the visibility at night. For the blind I have the exhaust :lol:
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I am heading to pep boys tomorrow to see if they stock red reflictive 1/4" pin stripe - if not I am ordering from StreetGlo
The looks very cool
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could not find the reflective pinstripe locally - so I ordered it on line
I am crossing my fingers hoping it arrives before the weekend
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Cool - let us know how it turns out. I also have a not-so-clean line where the silver and black meet - so that tape is something I'd totally consider using.
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Will do!
hopefully next week should be a good update week - red pinstriping, rear rack & a tailbag should all be arriving soon
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Rack

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Where did you get the rear rack?
I tryed and it is backorderer everywhere:(
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a guy on another board is making it (he has a rattler)
http://www.genuinerattler.com/forum/vie ... p?f=6&t=16
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FYI - I went to Advanced Auto Parts (just West of Fairview on Ogden in Downers Grove) They had the Prostripe Pinstripe™ 1/8" and 1/4" red, black, silver and white pinstripe tape.
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Is the pro stripe reflective?
Reflective seemed like a good idea for mine.
Actually my street glo order shipped yesterday, I already received the tail bag and my rack is being made right now for shipping on Tuesday.
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I just applied it (1/8" thickness). It was very easy because it can be repositioned. I attached a photo. It is not reflective, but the back of the packaging notes that reflective striping cannot be repositioned. Anything reflective is designed for straight applications only. Maybe this applies to this brand only(?). It is 3M material though.
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Looks good
I think this is going to be a popular add on for rattler owners
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Thanks - and also thanks for finding that original pinstripe photo!
Looking forward to seeing your photos when you have everything.
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Sorry --- special thanks to Pride for the photos and idea!!! (I think I'm right this time).
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The reflective pinstripe will bend, but not as much as the non-reflective stuff. If you bend it or stretch it too much it cracks easily. Best to apply the stripe when it's warm. I didn't get the stripe on too well my first go around. It took a second attempt :oops:
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Good to know
Thanks for the tip
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Hi,
I'm just in love with my Rattler. :oops: I'm a teacher and that means whole summer off, I CAN"T wait to start going to work on the Rattler. Back to the pinstripe, I also put it in the front, it looks cool. I will post some pics later.
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my reflective stuff should arrive monday or tuesday - hopefully I can "bend" it where I want -
the street glo website does not say anything about curving it - but it does have a photo of a motorcycle, with lots of it, and it is curved all over.
I am keeping my fingers crossed
I plan on doing some on the front of mine as well... the Rattler 50s have both paint colors on the front so I have the paint seam to cover - actually I would like to find a couple spots on the back as well - but dont want to over do it.
cant wait to try it out - I will post up pics as soon as I get it done
thanks again for the idea
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Im striping my rattler tonight with a chrome stripe. I practiced a bit and what i have found with it is the tighter you pull it when your laying it down the easier it is to curve without getting a wrinkle. I painted my helmet to match my rattler and striping it too, ill post a pick when i get it done.
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I just did the reflective pinstripe on mine -
photos are here
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic7346.html

thanks for the idea Pride5167!

Actually I think yellow would look very cool as well
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Very Nice! Looks like I'll be going the reflective route now.
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I wanted to see what lime green would look like, thanks in advance - I hope you don't mind my using your photos for a test, SL. If they even have that color available - may feel a little Kawasaki-ish though. Just experimenting with other color choices. It's not perfect, but if there are other colors you'd like to see, just let me know.
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the green looks cool also - feel free to go nuts with the photo
they have
White
black (yes reflective black)
red
yellow
blue
orange
gold
& green

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FYI - I stripped off the strip that had the section that cracked (I assume because I pulled it up & put it back, when initially installing it) anyway... it is a little work to get off - it comes off in 1/4" long pieces so it was a lot of scraping with my finger nail - but got it all off & replaced the piece & it is all good
Just wanted to share that - "regular" pinstripe usually comes off in long strips - even if it has been on a while (if you park it in the sun for a while)
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I too am now going the reflective route. I tried the chrome striping from autozone and it sucks, when you go around a curve it wrinkles up. you can flatten it down and make it look good but eventually it just pops back up and looks bad. Just thought I would let everyone know. has anyone tried Gold striping on a red ratt? I think it would compliment the shock nicely.
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ScootLemont wrote:a guy on another board is making it (he has a rattler)
http://www.genuinerattler.com/forum/vie ... p?f=6&t=16
actually he is on MB also...
got it today - I am very happy with it
but here is a quick pic
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Looks good! What did the rack cost?
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MacJac wrote:Looks good! What did the rack cost?
$65 including shipping
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Rattler coloring page

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Hello,
Now you can design your own paint job...ENJOY
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Not a bad price SL - thanks!
I have a friend who owns a business that creates vinyl wraps for vehicles, as well as custom decal work with 3M material. We do some side work together and create decals for other purposes, like vinyl designs to be applied to lexan for R/C hobbyists. That's where I've been thinking about my Rattler. The potential to do something very cool is there (and for any brand of scooter), as long as it's not going crazily overboard. Any ideas would be great - I'll share as well as soon as I get around to it.
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Is it a shrink type wrap that would conform to all the curves or a sheet that needs to be applied and worked to get all the wrinkles out?
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Yes - that's one way that it's done. On areas (like the sides) that don't have hard contouring wouldn't need that approach.
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Could you do a wrap that would replace all of the red (leave the black) with a ARPAT digital camo pattern?

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