I don't know what it is, but I just get so excited about this old bike. I didn't get this excited when I bought my last new one - maybe I did, I just forget.
Today I got the graphics and installed them. I decided that since this is a bike I will be riding, it does not need to appear exactly as did from the factory- it does not need factory branding. I had my friend Dave O'Malley at aerographics make me a logo for this website so I decided it would go on my radiator shrouds. When you think of it, I have a lot more interest in this bike than Suzuki does so I may as well have my own branding on it.
I asked Dave for a logo. I sent him a picture of the bike and told him what I was using it for. I also mentioned that if he was ging to put a bike in the logo, that it had to be a dirt-bike making a turn, not jumping or doing a superman. When I raced, I liked to keep my wheels on the ground so I could pull another gear and I always did well in the turns. I am not sure how long he worked on it for, but he delivered it quickly and nailed it on the first take.
I shopped online for numbers. I still have an account at Decal Works but they didn't have information on vintage bikes. I also looked at FullFloater.com but in the end figured I could probably have this done locally so I asked Dave who he uses. Dave recommended PxlWorks Inc. in Almonte. I brought in the plastic and the seat to colour match the blue and a week later I had my graphics done at a very affordable price. If there are any 84 or 85 RM owners out there, and you are looking for numbers, they have the templates made. The best part of this is that they applied them for me too.