Kevin Flynn TRON Motorcycle jacket...DONE...(alpinestars NYC)

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  1. agliarept

    agliarept Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    howdy,

    i got really lucky yesterday and found a store that had 1 alpinestars nyc jacket in their inventory, happened to be my size, and the kicker was since it was discontinued i got it for only 200$!! got the jacket this morning and crap, its heavy and awesome.

    I ordered some EL strips in white to make this screen accurate and plan on using it on my motorcycle. Here are some photos.

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  2. SentMe

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    Re: Kevin Flynn TRON Motorcycle jacket...(alpinestars NYC)

    Right on!! Can't wait to see the progress and results!
     
  3. Skaar

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    Woah! gah! Lucky, thats awesome cant wait to see it with the led stip in
     
  4. Bandit-Jedi

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    Very cool!!

    Congrats on the find!
     
  5. Popeanator

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    Wow should be awesome when it's done. TORN stuff is awesome!
     
  6. agliarept

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    still waiting on the parts from glowhut, in the meantime, i went out and bought something today to compliment the jacket and something Flynn would approve of. oh yes. #grid

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  7. MinginDub

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    is that the same model that Sam rides? if so you need to put round bar end mirrors on it like the movie bike. i'm going for that kind of look with my Triumph Street Triple R. all satin black with Tron font logos to compliment my Sam Flynn UDR suit and forthcoming Rinzler UDR suit.
     
  8. agliarept

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    Hi,

    no this Ducati is a Monster, i just loved it when I rode it. the one if the film is a S1000 and were discontinued when the film was made and super expensive to get. I still haven't gotten my dang EL kit but I did get my Tron watch to match with the EL lights at night!

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  9. agliarept

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    finally, after a while to deliver from glowhut, the el strip finally has been installed on the alpinestar jacket. I cut off about 8" or 9" from the strip and it did get significantly brighter and fit perfectly on the strip of the jacket. very very happy how this played out, completely lights up my room and will look killer on the motorcycle when i ride at night. Here are some photos.

    down side, when the EL strips off, it's pink. yup, so I can always take it off since it's velcrod down. and the power box is a little large, (9 volt size) so it's in the inside pocket so i can turn it off or on or blinking. hope you guys like it.

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    the last picture, ^, the EL strip is dimmer at it's full length
     
  10. Monster Dave

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    Re: Kevin Flynn TRON Motorcycle jacket...(alpinestars NYC)

    A practical clone of the GT1000

    Slight correction: They were NOT super expensive and were in production right up through 2010. MSRP ran around 11k USD.
     
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  11. agliarept

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    ahhh i knew it was 1000 something lol. Here's this cool post on a ducati forum from one of the on-set mechanics of the film talking about the motorcycles they used. pretty cool read (off-topic) but very awesome stuff :)

    Tron - Page 2 - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
     
  12. jediknight0

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    Nice jacket.

    To be authentic though, you need a similiar strip on the inside of the other side.

    I have a cloth jacket that I modified to have proper lights (and a disc mount on back :cool) but I don't have any recent pictures online.
     
  13. Monster Dave

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    (y)thumbsup

    Hey, I fired off my post without saying 'cool jacket' - I like it! Have you got a helmet to go with it yet?
     
  14. agliarept

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    thanks for the compliments fellas!

    Here's the two helmets i use. the AGV 1/3 helmet for the day time and for night time i have a HJC half helmet. I plan on getting some Rinzler decals for the HJC helmet.

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  15. noheddardstark

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    What did you use to cut the El tape? Any issues or problems at all with cutting it?
     
  16. Monster Dave

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    Have you seen this one:

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    ROOF Boxer helmet.
     
  17. agliarept

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    that is a sweet Boxer helmet, never seen that one.

    I cut the EL tape with just regular scissors, i cut a lot from the strip and the remaining strip worked fine and brighter. no problems cutting it, simple and easy. I don't think i'll be doing the inside el strip, too much to carry when riding the motorcycle as is with the 9v and power box.
     
  18. bhodie

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    What size width is the tape; quarter inch or half inch?
     
  19. Wakeem

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    Nice jacket and conversion to working film prop.
     
  20. THEMAN

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    Nice job!

    I've had the jacket since early last year, got it when they started closing them out as well. Haven't had time to do the strips yet, but planned on doing all three... the storm flap, opposite inside facing, plus surrounding the inside collar.
     
  21. agliarept

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    thanks for the compliments guys. glad you all like it!
     
  22. Megatron

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    nice work...I have three of these jackets
    I LOVE IT best jacket ever
    And the girls love it too hehe
     
  23. Megatron

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    I have that too hehe
    the pilots at my air base give me the thumbs up hehe
     
  24. agliarept

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    hey guys/gals was thiking about asking this before but simply forgot. what's the best way to attach the disk to the back my leather jacket? I thought about just adding this to the back. it's 16mm EL and already cut so not sure if that or a disk.

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  25. agliarept

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    so i bought the EL and installed it on the jacket. didn't even have to mod the back part of the jacket. i split the wires and they slid inside one of the vent holes easily. lights up bright too.

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  26. THEMAN

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    awesome!
     
  27. Megatron

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    ok now you have to show us how you made that..
    that would be awesome for riding and counts as a safety reflective ship for the base safety rules I have to go by here..no ugly vest over jacket if I have that
     
  28. agliarept

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    thanks guys!

    Here is the EL i got, it came with a AA battery inverter and the size of 2 AA batteries, very small and I concealed it at the very bottom of the jacket where it hits the lower back. the best part is you can either have it on, flashing, or pulsing very slowly. the only thing i did was extend the cables that attach to the inverter, the stock one is only 6 inches long and wasn't long enough.


    Here is the kit, they actually have real tron shapes which is cool for the future.
    Power Shape Dual Circle With Hole In Center at Thatscoolwire.com
     
  29. Megatron

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    so whats holding the circle on to the jacket..just the wires?
     
  30. agliarept

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    lol sorry should have explained it. just strong velcro i bought at a craft store, i cut out in small shapes. same kind i use for the stripe on the front. i rode for a few hours this weekend and it helped up perfectly.
     
  31. Megatron

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    hmm I wounder how I could water proof this...it does like to rain here
     
  32. Klen

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    Sorry to bring this topic in first page but if agliarept you could tell me where you bought the jacket, i would be interested because it feels like mission impossible to get a size m for male of the Alpinestars NYC jacket. :$
     
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  33. agliarept

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    Hey no worries, I actually bought it at revzilla.com a motorcycle shop i get stuff from. This was a few years ago when they had them on clearance just after the movie. Best of luck!
     
  34. Klen

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    Unfortunetly they don't have it anymore and i contacted them by mail tho.
    I wanted to make sure about the way you bounded the el tape to the jacket, so you used a velcro tape didn't you ?
     
  35. agliarept

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    hey yea i only used standard velcro and el tape, worked beautifully.
     
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