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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?
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

Well, it is just cheap plastic. A new one wont cost much. Unlike a metal tank that costs several hundred bucks and is ruined in a crash. I like these tank covers.


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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

The older 954s were the same. We're doomed to **** paint on the new bikes. Not acceptable.
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

This is every mfr. right now, the buying public is so concerned with numbers that they have to cut costs somewhere. I understand both sides. I wish they would clear the plastic, 2 coats on the tank, I would gladly pay extra.
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

Who gives a phuck, ride it!
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

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Well, it is just cheap plastic. A new one wont cost much. Unlike a metal tank that costs several hundred bucks and is ruined in a crash. I like these tank covers.


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The tank cover is like $350-$450--hardly cheap---mine has scuffed quite easily too--cuz its plastic NOT metal
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

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The tank cover is like $350-$450--hardly cheap---mine has scuffed quite easily too--cuz its plastic NOT metal
Check out the below site, it should have what you want at a much lower price. It has been posted a number of times before but its probably due for another.

The Tank Slapper
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

Better (IMO) and cheaper. link

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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

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The tank cover is like $350-$450--hardly cheap---mine has scuffed quite easily too--cuz its plastic NOT metal
The fact that it's plastic and not metal doesn't make it easier to scratch, it's just the quality of the paint and clearcoat (or lack thereof) that does it.
(And it's $330 or less. )

But, Bagster for the 600RR is already on it, and Bagster for the 1000RR is on the way, so we're protected...
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

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The fact that it's plastic and not metal doesn't make it easier to scratch, it's just the quality of the paint and clearcoat (or lack thereof) that does it.
(And it's $330 or less. )

But, Bagster for the 600RR is already on it, and Bagster for the 1000RR is on the way, so we're protected...
I would disagree---my 929 tank never got scratched and it didnt scuff--the surface was plain old harder---the plastic cover "scuffs" quite easily--I would bet $$$ that it has something to do with the flex agents in the clear coat
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

--I wound up ordering the "Tank Slapper" today.. Thanks for the feedback/links.. I also found some carbon fiber flex-sheets that I'm thinking about cutting out for the tank sides..
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

What color bike is it? I have the black one and it dosnt have any coating over the decals like the red and silver. But anyway the first 200 miles screwed it up but I do have a tank slapper now and it works well
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Re: 1000RR Paint/Finish Quality

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What color bike is it? I have the black one and it dosnt have any coating over the decals like the red and silver. But anyway the first 200 miles screwed it up but I do have a tank slapper now and it works well

I have the black one as well, uncoated decals on tank.. Hadn't noticed that the other color models have a different finish, I'll have to take a look next time I see one..
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