Join Date: May 2006
Location: , Woodside, CA, USA
Paint and glossy finishing quality (or lack of)
I have only 300 miles on my new GT and I noticed yesterday that I already scratched the paint on the fairing where my knees are in contact with the fairing, especially when I brake. It does not show on the picture attached but you can really see the scratches. I spent half an hour trying to wax/polish/wax polish... it is only marginaly better.
I am 6.3 so it may magnify the problem but I recommend the (tall) new owners to put adhesive protections. I am ordering the 3M invisible urethane protective film today!
I also noticed how fragile the glossy finish is; while I was removing bugs (using products recommended for this), I created minor scratches which are making me wondering about the overall paint job on this model. The finish on my R1150RT seemed much more "solid".