Confused about Ricky Carmichael Graphics


22 replies to this topic
  • xisabel

Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:00 PM

#1

When I see the OEM Ricky Carmichael bike in photos, it seems like the graphics do NOT have the holes in the vinyl stickers. But, the ones for purchase after market from One Industries saying they are the exact graphics have holes in the vinyl (little round holes everywhere) and the color gold seems darker than the yellow on the bike. Here are the two photos. First is the OEM and second is the after market. What's up. I want the graphics without all the holes.

http://www.bikez.com...ts - Suzuki.jpg



http://image.dirtrid...y-new-rm250.jpg

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  • Justin 314

Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

#2

That's pretty weird. However, the holes are there to help gas fumes breathe through the graphic, so it doesn't develop air bubbles.

  • redrider611

Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:35 PM

#3

Justin Is correct. The holes are there for venting. I am sure RC gets new graphics every ride so it does not matter on his bike. I am sure they are a "exact" design replica but not the exact set that factory Suzuki gets.

  • mxjosh

Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:22 PM

#4

You'd be right...new graphics every race allows for no breather holes.


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  • RMXC51

Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:29 PM

#5

aND WITHOUT THE HOLES THE GRAPHICS WOULD LOOK LIKE CRAP IN ABOUT A MONTH.

Sorry about the caps, fat fingers tonight!

  • 1nstr

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:44 AM

#6

Yep...gotta be the venting thing. He is by the way wishing he had a 2t....

  • xisabel

Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:40 AM

#7

I've got some follow-up questions. Why would the graphics bubble up? My OEM isn't bubbling and it doesn't have holes in it?

Also, looking at that photo - what kind of frame guard is that? I'm looking for one so my frame doesn't look like crap-ola.

Back to the graphics, anyone know if the one Suzuki sells for OEM is the one with holes in it or one without holes in it (I know I can buy everything from them except the #4) which, if I purchased an OEM and wanted to restore it at some point and know I cannot get it, I'd be pissed (is someone selling the same OEM replica 4?).

Thanks.

  • Crazyced

Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:46 AM

#8

I've got some follow-up questions. Why would the graphics bubble up? My OEM isn't bubbling and it doesn't have holes in it?

Also, looking at that photo - what kind of frame guard is that? I'm looking for one so my frame doesn't look like crap-ola.

Back to the graphics, anyone know if the one Suzuki sells for OEM is the one with holes in it or one without holes in it (I know I can buy everything from them except the #4) which, if I purchased an OEM and wanted to restore it at some point and know I cannot get it, I'd be pissed (is someone selling the same OEM replica 4?).

Thanks.

Your OEM doesn't go on the tank, just on the shroud.

  • xisabel

Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:29 AM

#9

I got it now. I see. So, the fumes from the gas would bubble the vinyl?

Regarding the pic, what kind of frame guard is that - anyone know?

Also, is it normal for the garage to smell like my dirt bike. It's been awhile since I rode it, and I still smell gas. Is that normal? It's kind of thick or my nose is very sensitive to it.

  • KJ790

Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:45 AM

#10

I got it now. I see. So, the fumes from the gas would bubble the vinyl?

Regarding the pic, what kind of frame guard is that - anyone know?

Also, is it normal for the garage to smell like my dirt bike. It's been awhile since I rode it, and I still smell gas. Is that normal? It's kind of thick or my nose is very sensitive to it.


Yes, gas fumes bubble graphics applied to the tank.

The bike in the picture has grip tape on the frame to make it easier to grip the bike.

Yes it is normal for your garage to smell like your bike.

  • DirtDad3

Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:58 AM

#11

The OEM graphics have the holes in the tank portion. The graphics are from from one industries, maybe the "4" is also available through them?

  • xisabel

Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

#12

Where can I get grip tape like this?

  • mxjosh

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

#13

any hardware store or you can pay 3 times as much for a sheet from an online MX retailer.

  • 98rm250_90cr500

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:23 PM

#14

Justin Is correct. The holes are there for venting. I am sure RC gets new graphics every ride so it does not matter on his bike. I am sure they are a "exact" design replica but not the exact set that factory Suzuki gets.


thats coerect factory riders get new stikys after every event. they sell them with the vent holes to us common folk becouse there isnt much point in spending a bookoo amount of dough on a kit that will peel off in a few weeks.

  • Jeekinz

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

#15

The section of graphic for the tank on my KX has slits. You can just barely make them out in the pic. Looks alot nicer than all those holes.

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  • MXBoy11

Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

#16

Yes, gas fumes bubble graphics applied to the tank.

The bike in the picture has grip tape on the frame to make it easier to grip the bike.

Yes it is normal for your garage to smell like your bike.


If my parents let me, my room would smell like my bike :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana:

thats coerect factory riders get new stikys after every event. they sell them with the vent holes to us common folk becouse there isnt much point in spending a bookoo amount of dough on a kit that will peel off in a few weeks.


Haha you'd think that that would be the number one reason for them to not give us holes :busted: so we spend TONS OF $

  • mxjosh

Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:10 PM

#17

I would think you would lose customers without the breather holes. I have purchased kits before that lasted a month and I have never bought them again. I suppose if every company conspired against us and didn't put holes in their tank graphics..we would probably buy em anyways.

  • 98rm250_90cr500

Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

#18

I would think you would lose customers without the breather holes. I have purchased kits before that lasted a month and I have never bought them again. I suppose if every company conspired against us and didn't put holes in their tank graphics..we would probably buy em anyways.


thats what they make spray paint for:thumbsup:

  • mxjosh

Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

#19

Spray paint?

  • mxdude629

Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:03 AM

#20

I've got some follow-up questions. Why would the graphics bubble up? My OEM isn't bubbling and it doesn't have holes in it?

Also, looking at that photo - what kind of frame guard is that? I'm looking for one so my frame doesn't look like crap-ola.

Back to the graphics, anyone know if the one Suzuki sells for OEM is the one with holes in it or one without holes in it (I know I can buy everything from them except the #4) which, if I purchased an OEM and wanted to restore it at some point and know I cannot get it, I'd be pissed (is someone selling the same OEM replica 4?).

Thanks.

I think japan dosent have near the epa standards(if any)we do. So they use really good adhesive and vinyl. And frame guards are the biggest waste of money. the edges of mine actually dug into my frame defeating the whole purpose of having them.





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