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:mad: Has anyone experienced how "soft" the paint is on the tank?

I've had my Black M109R for about 2 weeks, and the paint on the tank by my crotch (where my jeans come in contact with the tank) looks like I've been using steel wool to clean it!

I am alone?
 

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I've thought the same thing about the paint. Is there any type of tank guard that would look half way decent in order to protect that spot?
 

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I traded a Yamaha YZF600R in for the M109R.

The Yamaha had 15,000 and absolutely no paint blemishes.

It's embarrassing to show this beauty off and have people ask about the paint after just 2 weeks of ownership.

If this appears to be a universal problem, I will pursue this all the way to recall.
 

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I must remember to always buckle the belt on my Jacket. Having said that, the tank paint is just fine but the leather belt swirling around sure messes with the wax I've got on it. It takes nothing to buff it back up with a few sweeps with the micro fibre though.
Jer
 

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Yeah I noticed some marks in that spot.
They polished out but won't be able to do that forever.
Hope someone releases a good looking bib for them.
Also considering som custom painting which should get around the problem
 

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My109R said:
:mad:Â Has anyone experienced how "soft" the paint is on the tank?

I've had my Black M109R for about 2 weeks, and the paint on the tank by my crotch (where my jeans come in contact with the tank) looks like I've been using steel wool to clean it!

I am alone?
No, you're not. Mine isn't that bad, but there are a few little lines there. I've used some Meguiar's Scratch X and an electric buffer and that took care of it, but I expect they might come back eventually. I am really concious to sit back aways when I ride it now.
 

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Same here, there is quite a few scratches in that area on mine. Like the dealer aloud everybody and thier
grandma to sit on it. I sure 'am careful about my jacket zipper. I'm looking into a bib for it, but I will be
pretty fussy that it don't look like it belongs on a dressed Harley or something. Needs to be slick looking. 8) I'm thinking of making one myself if thats possible. If anyone has any idieas that would be great.
 

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Instead of a leather or vinyl bib, I think a clear form-fitted protector would look pretty sweet on this ride...
 

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i agree wanted. clear is the ticket!
 

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Aussie109 said:
Yeah I noticed some marks in that spot.
They polished out but won't be able to do that forever.
Hope someone releases a good looking bib for them.
Also considering som custom painting which should get around the problem
Doing the final clear tomorrow. Will have pictures to post by Wed.



 

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How come while you were doing all this you didn't get rid of the tank seam?
I started to roll it like I did on the vtx. It lines up with the radiator and side panels and it really doesn't bother me. I do my own painting and wanted to get something done that would stand out. I may roll it later, right now I just want to ride. I have the vtx for the really custom work.
 

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I started to roll it like I did on the vtx. It lines up with the radiator and side panels and it really doesn't bother me. I do my own painting and wanted to get something done that would stand out. I may roll it later, right now I just want to ride. I have the vtx for the really custom work.
Just curious... what would it cost for a guy like me for a paint job like this? I kinda have some design ideas, but have no clue about pricing. Never had a bike painted before...
 

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Just curious... what would it cost for a guy like me for a paint job like this? I kinda have some design ideas, but have no clue about pricing. Never had a bike painted before...
Let me know when you are ready. The price depends on what you want to do and if I am starting from your base or changing it. 1 Color base coat with clear on this bike would start at $850 (lots of little parts). Graphics would be priced depending on what you wanted to do.
 

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Newbe here, first post :bigthumbsup:
Wife and I working on a deal for 2 109's
Currently VTX and C50 owners :redfaced:

My Black VTX has the same problem with a soft clearcoat
Scratch-X to a mirror finish, then Nano wax regularly stopped the "hazing"
I have used headlight protector film on my sportbike tanks in the past
it's clear, form fits with a hair dryer, and can be removed.

3M also makes a "Scotchguard protection film" for automotive use:
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotchgard-PPF/Home/

IMO the soft paint is better than the rock hard, and glass fragile paint I had on
my last Ducati. Even the smallest debris (or large bug) would take a nice chip out down
to the primer.

Spencer
 
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