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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 10:14 am Thread Starter
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Frame at Footpegs

Is it just me, or do others find their heels rubbing up against the frame when moving around on the footpegs? Seems in my natural riding position my heels are in contact with the frame. And since the left boot does the most moving around because of shifting duty, I'm finding I'm wearing the paint off the frame where I'm in constant contact with it.

If you're finding you're doing the same thing and have any suggestions on preserving the paint, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Perhaps if this is a common problem, Wunderlich or someone could come up with a heel guard/plate or something to protect this area?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 10:49 am
 
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Hi Chris,

I had a paint protection kit installed and that part of the frame on each side was
covered. Now I know why. It was a 3m product that was used that is probably available
from the internet.


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I've been looking for something similar for my S. I ran across a picture of a carbon fiber guard that looks great but so far I've had no luck finding out who makes it. Maybe it's one off.

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Chris, I'm didn't think anybody could be as picky as I am about their equipment. At least until now. So I hereby surrender my crown to you as I am not worthy. My grandfather, and this is a true story, told me on his death bed not to worry about the small stuff and I've taken this to heart. Now I'm passing this on to you. Good luck with it and in the mean time, I'll pass on any tricks or tips that will help to keep all of our bikes looking just as good as the first day we rode them home.

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How about some duct or electrical tape wound around the frame area in question? :wtf

I did it to my tank and it looks great!

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Now, now Brian
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How about some duct or electrical tape wound around the frame area in question? :wtf

I did it to my tank and it looks great!

Brian
Now were talking! Bag the duct tape, have you tried Gorilla Tape? Same folks that make the Gorilla Glue and comes in many colors as long as you like black!

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Gorilla Tape is the best thing since sliced bread and the regular stuff! I use it on everything and the stuff works! It holds better and is more impervious to "rotting" ( wearing) away over time. And it looks good..

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how new is new ???

http://www.reflectivelyyours.com/homepage.html

here is a link to some 3M tape. Maybe some of it is durable enough to last.

I was wondering if the frame was powder coated, now from your thread, I guess it's not.

Real durability : strip the bike and powder coat the frame...

another alternative would be to find a round tube or oval tube made of plastic that approximates the width of the frame where you are worried about. Cut one or two slits in the plastic so it will be able to expand when you put it around the frame member.

Maybe try covering the frame paint with some clear polyurathane. Test a little bit under the seat to make sure it doesn't disolve the paint that is there. Let it dry well, 1600 grit steel wool, put several coats on it and it should be very abrasive resistant.

Fashon a piece of Lexan and rivit it to a couple of hose clamps. You know where the hose clamps go.

If there is an existing bolt somewhere close: Fashon the Lexan and a metal tab that the bolt will fit thru.

Good luck in finding a solution.
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Thanks for all the uh, ahem creative solutions. I think I'll go with the gorilla tape idea though. That would seem to be the longest lasting, easiest to execute and most visually attractive solution.

And no John, keep the crown, as it is I who is not worthy. The bike hasn't been washed for over 2,000 km of rain and road crude and I'm too busy riding her to care.

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