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Offline Ardi

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Swing arm stickers
« on: 26 August, 2015, 11:27:28 AM »
Hi,
I made some sticker drawing for the swing arm where your boots leave marks.
some imperfection as it was based on photos taken of the bike. (distortion of the lens, distance and angel). A CAD drawing of the arm would made it perfect.
anyway i used carbon fiber look vinyl and cut it in my vinyl cutter. It can also be cut with scissors or Stanley knifes and your vinyl colour of choice.
The drawing is attached if anyone interested. In EPS and PDF format.
nothing functional or important just for fun. cheers.  :015:



http://www.invado.com.au/cbf/CBFswingarmsticker.zip
« Last Edit: 26 August, 2015, 11:29:17 AM by Ardi »

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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #1 on: 26 August, 2015, 11:49:57 AM »
That's great, thanks!  :002: 
One question, the .pdf document is Page size: 23.17 x 9.28 in, so if I want to make templates at the correct scale, to what paper size should it be printed?

EDIT: for future reference, key words....
Foot rest peg footrest footpeg hanger protector protection vinyl sticker carbon fibre boot wear
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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #2 on: 26 August, 2015, 12:23:52 PM »
initially i did arrange them to use in my cutter that using least vinyl and that is why the art-board size was irrelevant.
anyway I rearrange them to fit an A3 paper print.
here is the file:

http://www.invado.com.au/cbf/CBFswingarmstickerA3.pdf

by the way the scale on the drawing i correct as long as you print it 1  to 1 scale.
if you have only an A4 printer, then you need to mosaic print on few A4 paper and then align the drawing and make a poster of the whole.
« Last Edit: 26 August, 2015, 12:33:07 PM by Ardi »

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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #3 on: 31 August, 2015, 02:01:08 PM »
this is a super job thank you  :020: :020: :020:

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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #4 on: 01 September, 2015, 09:08:19 PM »
Ardi, that looks brilliant: I've been looking for something like this for years. I have tried to make my own using homemade plastic templates but the result was never anywhere near as good as yours.

Now what's needed is some enterprising fella to start making these and selling them to fellow Biffer owners who aren't as handy with the modelling knife as you....

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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #5 on: 01 September, 2015, 11:23:03 PM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks guys and you are very welcome. glad that it is useful.  :158:
I agree that cutting it with hand wouldn't be as clean. The best result achieved if you cut it with a vinyl cutter, that's what i did and it comes out ok.
I was happy to do some for you guys for free if I was in UK but posting it from Australia would exceed its value.
My suggestion is to buy some sign vinyl of your choice and take it to a sign shop and ask them to cut few of it for you and you can share the cost with some fellows. it wouldn't be expensive if you cut 10 or 20 on a meter vinyl.
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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #6 on: 02 September, 2015, 10:04:43 AM »
Good job and it looks nice.

As for the guys in the UK, I have exactly the same design fitted to my bike, but transparent.

I bought a complete bike kit that covered, cowl, side fairings, rear fairings, front mud guard, foot rest hanger front and back, Tank, a few other areas covered but cant remember and not with bike,so I cant look.

You can also buy sheets of the stuff and cut it to size, you put it on with the bike wet and squeegee them flat.

A easy kit to use and its still on after all my silly miles.

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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #7 on: 02 September, 2015, 11:00:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ardi [+]
initially i did arrange them to use in my cutter that using least vinyl and that is why the art-board size was irrelevant.
anyway I rearrange them to fit an A3 paper print.
here is the file:

http://www.invado.com.au/cbf/CBFswingarmstickerA3.pdf

by the way the scale on the drawing i correct as long as you print it 1  to 1 scale.
if you have only an A4 printer, then you need to mosaic print on few A4 paper and then align the drawing and make a poster of the whole.
Hi Ardi, thanks again, but one more request  :431:
If possible (maybe you have Adobe Acrobat) would you please produce and attach another version of the A3 pdf document with 'Mirrored output' (PostScript options)?
That will enable the file to be printed onto paper/card and templates manually cut out and traced around onto the reverse side of self-adhesive vinyl.
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Edit: Or on second thoughts, am I overcomplicating the process / is a 'mirror image' necessary for that?  :087:
« Last Edit: 02 September, 2015, 12:38:11 PM by richardcbf »
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Re: Swing arm stickers
« Reply #8 on: 02 September, 2015, 01:02:01 PM »
Hi Richard,
here is the file:
http://www.invado.com.au/cbf/CBFswingarmstickerA3mirror.pdf
please let me know if this is what you have in mind.
Cheers

 


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