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    Hi, been washing her yesterday after a bit on the road in rather hot weather. Noticed paintwork going matt on left hand side cover as per photo. Seems like heat coming up from the crack below in the engine/shaft cover. Is it possible? Anyone experienced anything like it? Any help appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    Hi, been washing her yesterday after a bit on the road in rather hot weather. Noticed paintwork going matt on left hand side cover as per photo. Seems like heat coming up from the crack below in the engine/shaft cover. Is it possible? Anyone experienced anything like it? Any help appreciated.
    That's from whatever you have on your key ring swinging around in the wind when you ride.

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    Nothing on the key ring. Pics show, it got to be some sort of blow hence me thinking it’s from the beneath crack in engine/shaft cover. Maybe no oil in the gearbox hence the heat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottattooz View Post
    That's from whatever you have on your key ring swinging around in the wind when you ride.

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    I thought the same thing also Josh. I would say something has to be rubbing it. It is to uniform of wear.
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    If you take those lower covers off you will see the secondary and the u-joint for the driveshaft. If it were heat then I would think the other covers would be affected as well.

    Not sure unless you wear really really baggy clothes.

    How about where you park it. Anything there that could cause it?

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    I am also thinking that it could be clothing that is scuffing the paint.

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    Mine looked similar after I noticed my leather keychain was rubbing on it. I go without a keychain now to prevent the rubbing. I'm going to try and buff or shine it up this winter. I liked the idea of having a keychain to make it easier to find your key if you drop it so I try to carry on in my jacket pocket and clip the key to it when not in use. Its a bright, yellow Suzuki one that I got from the local dealer years ago. It also makes it easier to hang the key on a key peg when not in use.

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