Factory Effex Graphics
Posted October 02, 2008 - 03:24 AM
First up I have to say that the graphics are very impressive quality wise. Very think vinyl on 3M adhesive which is far stronger than the last grahics kit I installed (FLU Designs).
It needed a little trimming as some of the parts were for the YZ, this included a small strip off the rear fender and the speedo fork guard. Other than that they went on a treat and the glue is rock solid
I am eager to see how they put up with the abuse the last lot went through. I will keep you posted.
Pics when the sun comes back up
Posted October 03, 2008 - 12:59 AM
Posted October 03, 2008 - 01:31 AM
Posted October 05, 2008 - 01:27 PM
Graphics look sweet there man, have just ordered some FLU graphics for my 06 WR450, hope im not dissapointed with them, wanted to get some FX ones but wasnt to many options to choose from here in Australia.
The Flu Designs were great graphics but I had a little trouble getting them to stick on the high bend areas, such as the edges of the shrouds. I would recommend getting the plastics and graphics nice and warm before uptting them on. I did this new set in the baking Aussie sun and it worked a charm, that might have been the issue with the Flu Designs, either way a little superglue on the lifting parts seemed to do the trick.
Here's the old lot:
I'm glad to see you had better luck then me with their graphics .Mine never stuck to the rad strouds . They would just peel up as soon as I could put them down .I ended up throwing them away.
Maybe you had a bad batch, mine were on really thick 3M vinyl that I am VERY impressed with. One thing I did differently with this lot was the heat I installed them in, good old Australian sun. This made the plastics really warm and the graphics very pliable, I think that was the reason it went on so well.
Did you armorall your tires?
You betcha!! Makes getting it up the ramp onto the trailer interesting but I don't care as it looks pretty.
Posted October 08, 2008 - 03:01 AM
Posted October 08, 2008 - 03:49 AM
PS anyone know of any cheaper radiators for 2006 wr450, OEM are around 480 and PWR are around 380.
Yep. Send it away to a radiator repair guy. If your in Sydney there is one in Lidcombe, does miracles on crushed radiators. $60-$100 to get it looking new.