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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 03:20 PM
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You guys sure it's actual wear, and not just rubber from your boots? I have pretty severe markings on my brake side plate, and nothing on the shifter side, because I sit slightly twisted and wear softer-soled jump boots. I had assumed it was wear too, until I got a random scratch down to the metal there, and I can swear there's still paint under the black stuff. Hasn't bothered me enough to do anything about it, but maybe someone can try buffing/polishing this out and see if it's removable?
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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It is definitely wear. Tried the carbon fiber stuff on one side so far. I'm not so good at the arts and crafts. What is the verdict? Does it look decent? Thinking maybe later on powder coating.
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 04:42 PM
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Perfect. And it's replaceable if needed. Good job.
As for powder coating... Wouldn't that just rub through/off with continued normal use? I'd keep what you've got and put any powder coating cash to something else... And try to understand that the older you get the less you'll sweat this type small stuff.

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Thanks. Just finished up the other side. Looks alright to me. Thanks for the advice guys!
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Both sides complete. Thanks again everyone.
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 08:27 PM
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I have the same wear on my 08. The fiber looks good, I may have to give it a try.
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 05:25 AM
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Motorcycle boots do that Nikes don't... Good on ya..
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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'll stick to the boots. Seen a few pictures that make me rather keep them on than the Nike. A guy went down here this summer and his foot peg penetrated his Nike and the bike drug him pretty far. He had been cut off by a car.
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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See, if you were wearing sneakers or sandals you probably wouldn't have that problem!

Also have the wear on mine at 5k. I kinda like that round rubber thing, tho'.

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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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Had the same wear, but since i got some brand stickers from rides, some dealers and some product purchases (all for free), there it goes. Them stickers wear too but well, i'd just slap another new piece on top. Lol

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