2010 YZF 450 Graphics?


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  • goneriding

Posted February 24, 2010 - 06:58 PM

#1

Hey gang, throw in your thoughts on 2010 YZF 450 graphic kits, what is available, white vs blue, maybe retro, etc...

  • mediumfast

Posted February 24, 2010 - 08:51 PM

#2

I like a very basic look on my bikes. I don't go with what is stylish on any given year. I was disappointed with my decalworks graphics because they covered up the black part of the side panels. I had heard that the black "gripper" material wasn't real graphics friendly. I ended up cutting mine so only the white part of the plastic was covered. It's kind of a pain but I think it looks better and will last much longer. There's all kinds of crazy patterns and color if that's what you are into.

  • BBrown626

Posted February 24, 2010 - 11:03 PM

#3

I like a very basic look on my bikes. I don't go with what is stylish on any given year. I was disappointed with my decalworks graphics because they covered up the black part of the side panels. I had heard that the black "gripper" material wasn't real graphics friendly. I ended up cutting mine so only the white part of the plastic was covered. It's kind of a pain but I think it looks better and will last much longer. There's all kinds of crazy patterns and color if that's what you are into.


I havent done anything with my 450 yet, but we did put the Decal Works kit on my son's '10 250F. I felt the same way about covering the black parts. I'd prefer simple number plate decals that cover only the white part.

  • motojase316

Posted February 25, 2010 - 02:55 AM

#4

I defiantly am having trouble with keeping decals down on the black gripper plastic. Mine is still stock in decals other that decal works numbers which I am switching now for another brand which has 2 pieces one for the black and one for the white. better.

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  • Joe105

Posted February 25, 2010 - 05:49 AM

#5

Your gonna have to definitly throw some heat to any graphics you put over the black. With all its lines and texture you need it to get hot and sit down in those lines better.

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted February 25, 2010 - 07:36 PM

#6

Your gonna have to definitly throw some heat to any graphics you put over the black. With all its lines and texture you need it to get hot and sit down in those lines better.


That for sure! Heat is the trick!......I used a blow dryer on the rad shrouds and the graphics from decal works stuck down real good when I laid the heat to it with a blow dryer. You can see the diamonds from the rad shrouds come through the graphics.

  • motojase316

Posted February 27, 2010 - 05:19 AM

#7

Anyone seen the 2010 One Industries Yamaha kit on the Yz450f 2010 or have a pic?

  • Frank_z28

Posted March 09, 2010 - 08:36 AM

#8

Id like to see the factory white from one industrie.
On their site they dont have the seat cover to go with the kit. do you know if they include it with the complete kit?

  • BLACK_UP

Posted March 09, 2010 - 12:34 PM

#9

MGX makes backgrounds and graphics that are already cut for that. They send you pieces for the white and pieces already cut out for the black. Everyone was complaining about how hard the exhaust side background is to put on but I got it first try no bubbles, no wrinkles and I put it on dry. Anyone looking for backgrounds that are high quality and look good check into them.





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