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got a chance to get some dirt on the tires today. Felt really comfortable after being off two wheels for 20 years. Man, I really missed having a bike. 

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Going back a bit, what are the decals like to put on? I’ll do anything mechanical but my ‘blue Peter’/art class type skills are Shet. Are they moveable when they first go on(wet?) or stick fast straight away?

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dougie

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57 minutes ago, Dougie said:

Going back a bit, what are the decals like to put on? I’ll do anything mechanical but my ‘blue Peter’/art class type skills are Shet. Are they moveable when they first go on(wet?) or stick fast straight away?

cheers

dougie

You have two options. A dry or wet application. I did the tail section dry and the rest of the bike wet, using Windex misted on the back of the decal and the bike. I would suggest using the wet method for positioning ease and it gets all the air out as you squeegee the Windex out with a credit card or similar tool. At first you may not think it’s going to stick, but as you get the Windex squeezed out, the adhesive will tack right up. I also suggest using a heat gun (sparingly) in certain sections that don’t want to lay down or conform. 
 

It’s not a difficult process but it does require a certain technique to ensure the stress is out of the material to prevent lifting in the future.  

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Got out in the sand dunes today to practice with a fully loaded bike. I can say for certain the Scott’s steering damper is the best investment I’ve made. When it’s off, the bike is almost unridable in soft sand. But when cranked up to 6-7 clicks from full the bike just cruises through deep sand like it’s on pavement. So confidence inspiring. It really changed my outlook on what I could do on a heavy bike in the deep stuff. 

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Got rid of the giant pumpkin lights for some Denali T3’s mounted to the hand guards. They are DRLs normally and switch to signals and back to DRLs. 
 

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