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My ex500 has more than enough broken plastic, and I've done a fair amount of gluing so it will all stay on. I don't really want to put much more effort into repair/paint, so after I saw the bike with black fur I'm really tempted to do that to my bike. I'm thinking either a Neon Green (like kawasaki green), or a bright blue (my bike is "peacock blue" now). This site has a pretty good selection of fur, so any ideas of what color/pattern I should consider?
http://www.denverfabrics.com/Mercha...en=CTGY&Store_Code=001&Category_Code=FR-solid
 

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Black & yellow Tiger stripes... 45 degree angle, from forward at the top to down & back. : ]
 
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I was thinking about that, but that's what KTM uses, maybe zebra stripes? Whatever I do, I want to stay away from "other" factory colors, like red=honda yellow=yamaha.
 

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Are you scottish? How about a family plaid, tartan... or whatever they call them?
Or the national colors of your ancestral nation(s)?

Colors of your favorite sports team?
 
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I'm part Norwegian, so that flag has some cool colors. Also, any ideas for glue? Maybe something that wouldn't be too difficult to remove if I, or the next owner, decide too?

My wife says that if I cover my bike like this, she'll call it a "crane machine toy".
 

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I'm part Norwegian, so that flag has some cool colors. Also, any ideas for glue? Maybe something that wouldn't be too difficult to remove if I, or the next owner, decide too?

My wife says that if I cover my bike like this, she'll call it a "crane machine toy".
Maybe contact cement???
Tuck in all leading edges so the wind can't get underneath.
 

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I'm just glad to see that there's actually a thread about furring a bike and nobody has chimed in with any "Your an idiot"s.

I've never done it myself, but the first place I'd check to adhesive would the the fabric store where you buy the fur. They've probably got access to the most fabric adhesives of anyone and can tell you what will work to bond to metal and plastic. There are a lot of things you could use, but I don't know which would be easily removed later.
 

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I'm just glad to see that there's actually a thread about furring a bike and nobody has chimed in with any "Your an idiot"s.
Here here!
It's art. It's you're motorcycle. Furring a bike hurts NOBODY and will probably entertain MANY... especially kids! Heck it might even be fun to watch the range & jusdgements of people's faces.

Oh, make sure that any fur grain goes with the wind if you want the sleeker race-dog look.
Or have it go into the wind if you want that big-fuzzy static dog effect. :eek:
 

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Oh Nooooooooooooo...
Wow. That's a little scary: a furred-out bike AND a fellow who has pant legs loose enough to get snagged in the chain, and inverted bill-cap as a helmet, no leathers/jacket nor ankle protection, no eye protection, flammable fabric near the header pipes... :'(

Um, er... is that you? (hoping not)
 

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Oh Nooooooooooooo...
Wow. That's a little scary: a furred-out bike AND a fellow who has pant legs soose enough to get snagged in the chain, and inverted bill-cap as a helmet, no leathers/jacket nor ankle protection, no eye protection, flamable fabric near the header pipes... :'(

Um, er... is that you? (hoping not)
At least he's got his riding gloves on, right? ;D
 
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Spray on contact cement like 3M 77 works well, so I've read. I use it a lot for r/c airplanes, foamies. Dry-fit the fur before applying the glue, trim to fit then spray both the bike and the fabric. Best working time is 3 minutes to 3 hours. The 77 in the cans with red on the label contains acetone, your paint may be damaged after use.
 
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thanks for the advice, i'll have to try the glue on a hidden part.
 

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Or what if someone puts gum in your fur? :D

How do you clean it? Do you use shampoo? :D
 

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Just like in your hair: freeze it and break it out in pieces :p. I bet it hurts less when you have to do it on the bike than on your person.

I wonder how hard it'd be to do a Chia bike? Then it'd grow back ;D.
 

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Remember you have to water a Chia bike, & it'd need to have a layer of pottery over the bike first.

The whole Chia-bike thing would be kinda... seedy. (It's a compulsion, y'see.)
 

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Remember you have to water a Chia bike, & it'd need to have a layer of pottery over the bike first.

The whole Chia-bike thing would be kinda... seedy. (It's a compulsion, y'see.)
Maybe we can start a petition and have the 2008 Ninja come in terra cotta :p. It couldn't break any easier than the factory plastics.
 
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