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Offline Nomad

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Will camo paint be a problem?
« on: January 06, 2010, 12:20:29 am »
I am in the process of restoring my klr 650 c. I am thinking about painting it with a digital camo pattern and with a solid olive drab tank. The frame will be powder coated black. My question is would traveling in countries like Lesotho and Mozambique with a camo paint job cause any problems with the local authorities?
 

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 06:19:29 am »
No, they will never see you  :imaposer:

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 06:35:59 am »
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 06:49:48 am »
Probably not a great idea... Had a mate harassed quite badly just because he was wearing camo shorts a while back. You might be okay in Lesotho, but (some) Mozambicans might still be a bit paranoid. Likely not worth the extra scrutiny and attention when outside SA.

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 06:51:19 am »
It might sort out the stone throwing ...  :)
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 08:42:47 am »
its a problem if you constantly battle to find the bike.

otherwise put temporary stickers/tape over the camo
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 02:10:21 pm »
Won't be worth the hassle IMHO, paint it when you get back if you want a camo bike. You will pick up sheeit somewhere for sure. This is Africa! ! ! !
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 02:25:59 pm »
Paint the bike camo,the frame and everything-

even paint the sidewalls of the tyre's camo!

And get a complete full camo gear and helmet.

=Then you will have no problem riding through africa



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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 02:30:56 pm »
Just choose your camo pattern carefully so as not to arouse suspicion. I have helpfully posted and example below which should not get you in too much trouble with the militaries of Africa... You may even make new strange and wonderfull friends..

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 04:01:22 pm »
Just choose your camo pattern carefully so as not to arouse suspicion. I have helpfully posted and example below which should not get you in too much trouble with the militaries of Africa... You may even make new strange and wonderfull MALE friends..



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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 09:42:46 pm »
I wouldn't ride it in Lesotho.......
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 08:35:03 am »
I think Zim also has rules against wearing camo.
 

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 11:15:58 am »
Zims will have issues with the pink camo for sure ! !  >:D
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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 12:55:56 pm »
What ??? the hell is digital camo? are the graphics better?

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Re: Will camo paint be a problem?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 07:45:51 am »
I can get camo seat material to recover your seat.
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