The Kawasaki Ninja is a range of sportbikes that are very popular across the entire spectrum of motorcycle experience.
They are sought after usually for their great engine performance, easy handling, and great athletic looks.
Kawasaki is also known for upgrading their Ninja bikes with the latest technology in each model year.
This article answers the question: “What Is Kawasaki Ninja Font?” & how to place it correct!…
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What Is Kawasaki Ninja Font?
For those interested in emulating Kawasaki’s fonts to create their own custom design graphics, they may be somewhat disappointed to learn that the fonts are in fact proprietary and not directly suitable for emulation.
The “Kawasaki” brand is quite close to the “Arial Black” font, and the “Ninja” part is a special font known aptly as Ninja.
Are There Any Legal Rules To Follow?
To find additional Ninja graphics or related graphics to attach to your Kawasaki Ninja or another bike, then you can find them for purchase or as downloadable templates to create your own transferrable graphics if you have such a facility to do that.
Of course, if you intend to apply Kawasaki Ninja fonts to other bikes in order to pass them off as Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles so you can sell them at a higher price, then this is an illegal activity in every state.
To falsely represent your bike in any way as a Kawasaki Ninja as opposed to the marque and model that it really is would also be illegal.
For example, if you are using the graphics to cover up Honda stickers and badges in an effort to conceal (from law enforcement, for instance) that you are riding a Honda, then this is not legal.
Where Can I Place It?
You can place your Kawasaki Ninja fonts and any other graphics you have anywhere you wish on your bike, just as long as you don’t do any of the following in doing so:
- Entirely or partially cover your license plate
- Otherwise, obscure your license plate number and other details
- Entirely or partially cover your headlight
- Entirely or partially cover your tail lights or any other lights
- Obscure your rearview mirrors
- Obscure identifying markers and badges that help to properly identify your bike’s make and model
Where Not To Place It?
Besides the places mentioned above, that would constitute a legal violation, there are some other areas you probably shouldn’t apply fonts, stickers, decals, or other graphics:
- Anywhere without a large, clean surface for it to stick to
- Any part of the bike that will get hot and possibly melt the sticker and become dangerous (e.g., exhaust pipe)
- Any surface with ridges, lines, or uneven angles that will cause any part of the graphics sticker to not be adhered to the surface
Where To Buy It?
The good news is that both OEM and aftermarket Kawasaki Ninja fonts, as well as other motorcycle graphics, are widely available online from a number of well-known retailers including big platforms like Amazon.
To find OEM products, you may need to search for “Kawasaki OEM Sticker Sheet.” They typically come in 12” x 9” sheets and are made using fade-resistant ink.
They typically cost between $20-30 depending on the supplier, size, and exact style/font you are purchasing.
You can generally find OEM and aftermarket products together in the same reputable suppliers or platforms, which means you don’t have to make your final purchases at multiple locations and can still shop around to find the best price.
Some fun graphics you can add to your sheet include things like Factory Effex, with slogans like “Ride Fast or Be Last,” and “Avenge Me!” among many others.
Finding Reputable Suppliers
With so many suppliers of these products, you might want to know which are the best ones to use.
If you are planning on having the graphics professionally installed (recommended) then you can purchase the graphics from the same outlets.
The way to know which of these outlets are reputable is to find those that are members of the Professional Decal Applicators Alliance.
Such membership should be clearly indicated on their website.
Is There Anything Else I Should Know About The Font?
One more useful area of knowledge would be how to apply your Kawasaki Ninja fonts or other custom graphics when you receive them.
If you don’t want to pay extra for a professional fitting, and you feel confident to try yourself, then there’s no harm in it.
The good thing about DIY sticker applications is that you can easily remove them again if they look wrong or if the effect isn’t what you’d hoped for.
Below is a simple guide to DIY application.
Applying Kawasaki Fonts – DIY
You’ll need the following equipment: a heat gun, scissors, a razor blade, contact cleaner, and a microfiber towel or rag.
If you can, it’s also best to remove the plastic component onto which you are installing the fonts.
It allows you to lay it out evenly on a big surface and work more cleanly.
Stage 1: The first stage is to prepare the plastic for the installation.
If there are existing (perhaps damaged) fonts there that you are replacing, you should first use a heat gun to warm up the area and then remove those existing labels.
The heat-gun should allow them to be removed easily with a razor blade, but the tricky part is getting rid of all the adhesive.
Remove as much as you can before you move on to the cleaning stage.
Stage 2: Next, you have to clean the plastic surface thoroughly.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using brand-new plastic or older plastic, you have to make the surface clean and scratch-free.
Use the razor blade to scrape away scratches, and then the contact cleaner to thoroughly clean off the plastic surface.
Even if you think the plastic is brand new and therefore doesn’t need cleaning, you’re wrong.
In fact, new plastic has a film of oil on it that has to be removed before you apply the new fonts, so cleaning is just as important.
Stage 3: Cut the backing paper off your Kawasaki fonts and then apply the adhesive side starting in the center, and then work your fingers outwards in a smooth and even motion to create a clean and even contact.
To avoid wrinkles, you could cut a thin line through the backing paper so only a small amount of the adhesive surface is visible and exposed.
You can then apply the center part first to get it lined up and then remove the top and bottom sections individually to keep the fonts in line and wrinkle-free.
You can also get edge wrinkles out easily with a quick wave of the heat-gun to loosen up the vinyl.
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