rubbing rear fender panel with boots 990 adv

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  1. OrangeDevil37

    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    alright so after riding my 990 offroad and etc I have started to notice im really trashing the Baja decals on my rear fender panel and the plastic behind it. I ride using my knees to hold the bike and stand a lot when I ride, it helps a lot in mx but im destroying my plastics on the 990 doing this and I ride very aggressively. on that note has anyone came up with a solution to this? I tried google and all that came up was frame protection. im sure im not the only one this is happened to?
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    catalina38 Long timer

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    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Those are the marks of a well loved ADV. Rock em!
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    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Also, go to any good sign shop and ask for the thick 3M material used as an overlay on ink jet signs. It's really durable and pretty cheap. You also need to make a pattern, and sign shops have tacky backed tracing paper you can usually bum off of them. Maybe some OK ideas for you here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631482
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    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    ill look into that thanks. i like the trade mark scratches and stuff but im shredding the graphics and at this point im gonna have to razer blade the raised edges of the graphics.
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  6. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    What pants and boots are you wearing? Over the boot pants or in the boot?

    ben
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  7. OrangeDevil37

    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    im wearing tech 10s and i have been riding pants in boots. usually when its muddy i wear over the boot pants. now that you mention it, it may be a better idea for me to try those pants instead of my motocross pants to stop wear and tear on the tank and fender
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  8. desert sky

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    Just remove the ugly, way lame, rear Baja decal. It's just one piece of off white sticker that masks the brilliant white under it. All you need is the cool Special Edition Baja sticker up front. You will be way happier. There, I get to show the bike twice. ds
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  9. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    I bought a set of Klim Mojave over the boot pants just before getting my 990 knowing I didn't want my boots damaging the bike's finish. I've ridden in dust and mud and still haven't had any wear show up on the bike from my gear. I admit that I only have 2100 miles so far on the bike though...

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  10. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    You risk your front fender's integrity though.
    Nice drive.
    Cheers.
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