Posted March 15, 2006 - 03:20 PM
I am looking at designing graphics kits for bikes/quads - I have access to the equipment and a little extra time on my hands. Obviously I can see whats already out there and draw some new designs, but that doesn't answer my question:
I would like to know what you guys like and why-
Do you like the 'retro' look of the new YZ or the David Baily Honda?
Do you like the 'sponsor' decals that are default on your existing kits? (i.e. - Bel-Ray, Splitfire, Pro-Circuit logo printed on the kit)
What are the problems you find with existing kits on the market now? (My biggest pet peve is not being able to get a kit for a bike older than 5yrs)
Do you prefer the clean and simple kits, or do you prefer the 'bling' of the SKIN industries kits?
Show me some pictures, links, threads of the kits that you find to be the best looking. I have plenty of fresh ideas already, but would really like everyones insight into this one.
Posted March 15, 2006 - 03:37 PM
Another thing that comes to mind is offering graphics that don't have to be part of a complete set, i.e. tank and shroud only without having to buy a seat cover or fender/swingarm graphics as well. I have a hard time paying over $100 for stickers that come with things I don't really want. Hope this helps ...SC
Posted March 15, 2006 - 03:54 PM
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Posted March 15, 2006 - 06:04 PM
Flames have always seemed cool to me personally.
Black and blue might be on to something.....how about chromed flames? That would look cool.
I would be willing to pay a fair price for some custom graphics, if you can design what I want.
Posted March 15, 2006 - 06:20 PM
Something classy, for example not a dirt bike but look at a R1-they are just pure sex, I know the lines have a lot to do with it, but also the whole colour scheme/graphics work. Couldnt imagine something like an R1 looking that good with skulls and flames and shite? Why do it on a dirt bike?
Posted March 15, 2006 - 06:52 PM
I like clean distinct lines that flow none of that splatter stuff.
Posted March 15, 2006 - 06:52 PM
someone makes an Elsinore kit for Hondas silver with pinstripes and round number plates. SCWEEEEET, but not made for yamaha.
Also like"custom" stuff. I'm actually looking for a stylized Texas flag shroud / tank kit, BUT I'm tunning a big tank.
Also wondering if anyone makes an actual WR kit with a front number plate that works with the headlight??? Anyone?
Posted March 15, 2006 - 08:38 PM
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Posted March 16, 2006 - 04:32 AM
Clean looking, not too many colors. Too much looks like someone lost their lunch on you bike.
I do like the retro look of the new YZ and would like to have my 06 WR look like that.
I also like graphics that 'flow' across the lines on the bike.
Posted March 16, 2006 - 09:21 AM
Unfortunately with the limited man power I have on this project, I don't think I will be able to do 'custom' stuff like personalized names etc. right off the bat, but hopefully one day.
I know it will be tough to compete with some of the big dogs like Dirt Digits, but I am hoping to have a better offering as far as graphics, and beat them with a better price. This project is still in its infancy and is going to be a slow process, but I'm glad to see so many people feel the way I do.
I think the XGX type 'wild' graphics are great for the younger crowd, but I agree that the cleaner retro and R1 type graphics are better (or at least more my taste). That is why I will be putting up some posts and getting feedback like this, gotta give the people what THEY want.
Thanks guys!..............if you have any pics/clipart/examples you would like to share....post away.
Posted March 16, 2006 - 09:31 AM
Posted March 16, 2006 - 04:09 PM
i think a lot of us would be happy to find reasonably priced oem style. Will you have access to the sticker stock with the adhesive for the tanks? i believe it's more than just holes.
That is what I am currently getting the contacts for. Its amazing how much there is into a simple venture like making stickers
I think you hit the nail on the head as well - I know that most people are like me and want to keep their toys looking nice but have to maintain a realistic budget as well. Hopefully with some hard work and time, the WR guys will finally have some quality affordable options.
Posted March 19, 2006 - 12:13 AM