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Old 05-21-2007, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dropped bike trying a slow u-turn on a downward slope. Left side case is badly scratched. I have been looking for a replacement door but can't find where they are sold. Apparently Yamaha does not sell the part? Thought about buying the aerosol paint from colorrite and fixing it myself. I can fill the scratches and do the sanding and priming. I just worry about the finish with the aerosol can (??)

Any suggestions on using this paint or where I can find another case, or case door. Might just buy a pint of the paint and have the local body shop guy handle it. Also need the yamaha logo strip replaced - where do you get those?

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just fix it.

Yamaha probably sells the Yamaha logo.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My case covers had many scratches. What I did was get a can of spray in bed liner, wedged off the reflectors, sanded the surface and spayed them with bed liner. I think they look pretty good and I don't worry about scratches any more.
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I had a deep scratch on one of my panniers but I filled, sprayed and lac it not too bad, and cheaper than a new case.
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An automotive spray painter should deal to this easily.
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The logo is about $6.00 from Yamaha, but the other piece that the logo goes into you have to call them for a price (I don't understand why?). I order my parts from Stadium Yamaha on line. You can go to the parts page and bring up what you need, it usually shows the price next to the item. www.stadiumyamaha.com

I would definately buy enough paint to do both bags, the color may not match if only one is painted (just something to think about) plus paint is usually cheaper the more you buy. There is nothing more upsetting than spending your hard earned money and finding the paint doesn't match the other hard case.

If you are going to take the case to a painter, ask them first if you can do your own bodywork to save a little money. The people I have delt with would rather do the bodywork and paint themselves, not so much for the extra money but when someone else does the bodywork they have to go back and either re-do it, or touch it up. And when they have to do this work, it cost the customer more than if they just let them do it all.

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Bloody **** , hope know one gets to see my panniers.....! Plenty of battle scars.
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I dont know about anyone else but I wont be buying from Stadium dont know anything about them but if their prices for spares are any indication I think I'll stay with University motors just on the few bits on order from Mike Have saved over $25 per part
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Go to colorrite.com for the aerosol spray, has a 2 part clear w/bottle sprayer for application . Just sprayed my 04 and is a perfect match and easy app. Clear is very durable, probably harder than the factory job IMHO
Just a sugg. but http://shop.powersmotorsports.com will have all of your bag peices (logos, rubber, reflectors, and housing) and bag lids, but repaint is MUCH cheaper. Bought my peices from these guys, great service, fast ship. FYI my bag just JUMPED off so I replaced a few peices.
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