1000RR Paint/Finish Quality
Has anyone had any issues with the finish on the 1000RR's scratching way too easily.. I noticed some scratching/scuffing on the back of the tank/cover after my first short "test" ride and immediately purchased a tank protector.. But the sides of my tank/cover were still exposed, and after my first "real" (200+ mile) ride the tank sides were just horribly scuffed/scratched from my leathers, where my knees rest against the tank in corners, etc.. Was able to buff most of it out but the finish has suffered..
I remember my '97 900RR (with "metal" ext. tank) never had a problem with scratching/scuffing, same color tank areas, same leathers and all.. I wonder if this due to the types of paints/finishes required for plastics, or if quality has just dropped? --Anyway, does anyone have a line on some good side-tank protectors, preferably carbon-fibre?