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key scratch saver..

I just did a quick little mod to my bike save my scratches made by my keys around the ignition.I had noticed that there was a few the other day and started thinking.. I had some of this vynal film left over that I use for computer modding and got to thinking hey this might work on my bike. This film has a carbon fiber look to it. I just made a stencil then cut it out of the film and stuck it on. Ill be honest it took me two trys to get it right. But I think it turned out nice, the test will be to see if it stands up to the elements like the sun. Ive got a chunk of the film so I can always make another if it wears out. Anyway thaught I would share it with you all to see what you think. You can get the film in several different styles at this website: http://mnpctech.com/. Heres the Pics.







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Looks alot better than what I was planning on doing - I was planning on "fixing" it with ducttape!
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Cool !! that looks dammed good .
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Looks good! My other problem with the key is that it isn't smooth getting it into the lock position. I have to move the handlebars a bit to get it there, but my key is starting to twist/bend a bit. I tried to lube it up with some WD40, and it helped, but not enough...
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Looks sweet!

nvoelsch, try turning the handlebarsa bit back and forth while turning it to the lock position...
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Looks good to me!

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My rule, only the motorcycle key goes on the motorcycle key fob. The other keys stay in a zip-up pocket.

It does look trick though.

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Excellent idea! I only put the bike key in the ignition since I noticed my extra keys were starting to scratch the paint.
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Looks sweet!

nvoelsch, try turning the handlebarsa bit back and forth while turning it to the lock position...
Yeah, I do, but my head tells me it should be smoother than what it is. I'll let ya know if I find the golden egg...
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Let me know what you think.. Thanks
Looks great, wanna make me one. Anychance you still got the template and want to share it among other Versys fanatics ?
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Whats it worth to ya

Just Kidding.yes I still have the template and some film. Ide have to get your address you could send it to me via email.

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Oh, thats would be kind of ya But, I live in Sweden so...
I was more wondering if you could transfer it to a .pdf or something to dowload. Then it would be easy to print out and... yes guess you got it.
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Ok give me a week or so I dont have access to a scanner...

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is that template still coming along?


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template

Ive had the template made its just gettin access to a scanner, not to mention working 12 hour shifts keeps me busy. But I will work to get it out in the next week or so. Will have to do it here at work we have a Printer and copier that will email the PDF file to our email.

I want to try this film possibly on other parts of the bike just no sure yet.

So Patience my brothers.

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I've got tons of it! But still can't wait...
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The template is in....

Ok got the template done had some time today at work to use this new fancy HP Printer scanner works pretty cool. I can scan an Item then email it in a PDF file to myself. I thaught it was cool anyway. Hope it works for ya. Let me know....
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Hello RedRiguez, Thank You for the template. I hope you don't mind that I redrew it in vector. As soon as I find suitable material (not that what you used is unsuitable, I just don'y have any) I am going to cut one on my laser cutter. Thanks much,
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Ok got the template done had some time today at work to use this new fancy HP Printer scanner works pretty cool. I can scan an Item then email it in a PDF file to myself. I thaught it was cool anyway. Hope it works for ya. Let me know....
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