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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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It still hurts

Well, I finally did it. Got my first big scratch. More of a chip actually. I was at the tail end of a 800 km ride in the pouring rain when I dropped my gas cap onto the tank. Although the bike has 28000 kms on it and the chip is only 1/4" in size it still hurts. And I'm pretty sure that the Grey colour below is slowing me down too.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 03:17 PM
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Sorry to hear that, that sux!
Shouldn't be a problem, as long as you slowly remove all the red paint, over time you won't realize how slow the bike is becoming. But good point on the gray underneath, I can't imagine how slow the bike will get as it changes from red to gray.



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Pobrecito, Poor guy. Canīt empathize with you more. My brother-in-law came by the other day. When he sat down he propped his leg up on my front fender while I was getting a beer. When i got back I yelled at him and his feeling are hurt. I guess it will buff out but GOD DA....... I am pissed. Hate that grey color under there.

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If I can find any humour in this it was when I realized that even though I was deaf with my ear plugs in, everyone around me at the gas bar wasn't. I guess I cut loose with a barrage of profanity so colourful even a drill sergeant would blush. Lol

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And I'm pretty sure that the Grey colour below is slowing me down too.

Good thing you didn't chip it all the way to the blue primer...you'd have had to push the bike home
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Sorry to here about that. Many of us have been there.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 12:47 AM
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Now I get it. Yamaha put gray pin-stripes on my blue Strat to slow it down and keep it from shattering any standing laws of physics.
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standing laws of physics.
Yup. "Standing laws of physics" are about the only thing gray and blue bikes are comfortable with...
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Yup. "Standing laws of physics" are about the only thing gray and blue bikes are comfortable with...
well gray and blue bikes sure do look good standing still
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