Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
I had the same thing happen to mines. Found couple knicks around the screw area on the lower belly pan. I knew they had to remove the panel. I left it alone since it was not that noticeable. A scratch as big as you're describing, would not be acceptable to me. I would have them replace it.
My recent visit to the shop for the update ECU, I removed all the panels before bringing the bike in. I rode the bike there with no panels.
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