Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Pimp my Mana

It took FAR longer than I thought it would...but in the end I managed to put on the red reflective tape on the wheels of the Mana. I am not too sure about the colour...when I bought the red tape I thought that I would replace it with a different colour if I didn't like it...but given the time it took me to put it on I have no intention whatsoever to take it off and try on a different colour...

Unfortunately the job was not as easy as I thought it would be. I had bought a tape with a plastic thing which is supposed to help you put it on the wheel. It took me a while to figure out how it worked, and even so the tape kept breaking off in various points.

The result is not as messy as with the yellow tape I had put on the V-strom (for which I did not have the plastic ruler), but it is far from perfect anyhow. It looks like if a drunkman did it.

Anyway, what do people think? Do you like it?




11 comments:

Lewis said...

Hahaha...I laughed a lot. It's not bad, DP, it's well-done(I know how hard this work is) and the color is also well matched with your Mana. Quite quite better than the work by drunken man!!!^^

Demonio Pellegrino said...

Thank you Lewis...it really surprised me how difficult it was to put it on with the plastic ruler...

Anyway, it will stay this way for a while!!

Charlie6 said...

demonio, does it help with getting the car driver's attention?

Demonio Pellegrino said...

Charlie6, I hope I never have to find out...having said that, I believe it does help. When I drive my car I myself notice bikes with this tape a lot better than those without...

moi said...

hé hé I would say, a little bit too sporty for me...
but with that, one recognizes you.
I think I 've seen you on the small ring of Brussels, turning right to take the rue Belliard last week. ;-)
I'm really happy to read something about the Mana, as much more that it comes from somebody living in Bxl and who has family near Pisa.
I have a Vespa and I've been last summer in San Rosignano (Li) Italy, to visit a cousin with it. And now, I waiiiiiiiiit until my Mana (ordered in January but with abs, not built yet).
If I take it, as envisaged in black, I will put golden reflective tape. If I take it in red (to paint it in Alfa Roméo Rosso Protéo, or in orange metalized, I don't know yet...

Demonio Pellegrino said...

Hi Moi, yes, it could have been me turning right on the Rue Belliard...I can't understand who you could be though, as I remember at least six vespas last week...

I had planned to take my Mana in red, but when I saw it live I decided it looked a bit cheap, don't ask me why.

When will the abs model be made? Also, when you have your mana do let me know!!!

moi said...

Hello Demonio
I wasn't on my Vespa, I work there... :-)

I also find the red mana a little bit cheap, plastic. It's why, if I don't take it in black, I take it in red and paint it in a metalized red or orange.

When I ordered it, the seller told me between April and July. Today, he told me between July and September. Pffffff.....
Je ne sais plus que faire...

moi said...

Hello
I've received a mail from Aprilia Italy: The Mana ABS will be in France (and I think, in Belgium too) at the end of the year... :-(

Demonio Pellegrino said...

that's a long time to wait for...

moi said...

From January??? It's not a long time, it's an eternity.... :-(

Kevin said...

Looks good!