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Offline alansides

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Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« on: June 26, 2016, 06:26:22 pm »
My damn legs are too short for this bike. Love the bike, just need longer legs. Oh and never take Benedryl and Claritin and then try to cramp around in a parking space. That stuff ruins your sense of balance. Doh!

Is it worth lowering?

What is the best way to fix the lower plastic fairing scratches? What's that lower fairing cost?

Is there a good way to sand out the scratches on the mirrors folding and bags laying on concrete?




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Re: Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 02:38:32 am »
for me the best way was to replace the damaged lower fairing.i tried to touch things up first but I just didn't like the way it turned out.
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Re: Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 09:38:29 am »
The color goes pretty deep into the plastic, at least in the C10's.  Scratch remover and elbow grease can work depending how deep the scratches are.

I removed some pretty deep from my front fender that didn't look like would come out at first.

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Re: Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 02:57:35 pm »
My damn legs are too short for this bike. Love the bike, just need longer legs. Oh and never take Benedryl and Claritin and then try to cramp around in a parking space. That stuff ruins your sense of balance. Doh!

Is it worth lowering?

What is the best way to fix the lower plastic fairing scratches? What's that lower fairing cost?

Is there a good way to sand out the scratches on the mirrors folding and bags laying on concrete?

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Before we can give you advice it would be nice to know what bike you have a C10 or C14?

Many people lower their bike.
Many people change their seat or have it cut to lower the height.

Canyon cages are popular to help reduce or eliminate damage from a tip over.

Again without knowing what bike - was the part you scratched painted or black?
If painted (and not to deep with scratches) you might be able to rub them out with rubbing compound.
If black - then most likely you will need to replace it.

If you can post a picture of the damage someone will be able to give you advice more tailored to your situation.

 

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Re: Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 04:15:46 pm »
Don't drop it........... just saying.  :-[
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Re: Best way to repair scratches from drop.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 09:51:58 pm »
Thanks to a busted radiator I traded it in on a 2016.

The canon cages look terrible.

Top Blocks look good but are $550!

Will just have to be extra careful with a fresh start.  ;)