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How many of you have noticed how easy the rear passenger/grab handle rack chips revealing black underneath. I noticed a small mark tonight and I know I have caught it a few times with my boot. With the height of the bike and tired legs this is surely going to have to take a few knocks. I am 6 foot and have a 33 inside leg so I am not short?. Should be more durable finish.

Ah well first of many marks I am sure and nothing major to christen the bike with just slightly annoying.
 

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there are two simple solutions to the problem -
1- buy the black version from the mat black AT
2- cheaper solution have your existing grabhandles sandblasted , they will end up mat black .
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Check to see if its actually chipped / marked. Mine was the same when I looked at it, they rubbed out, was marks left from my boots, no actual damage.
 

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Probably just scuff marks from your boot and can be rubbed out. First time I saw something similar I panicked until I rubbed it off with my finger. If it really is a chip then you can probably just make the rest of it black.
 

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How many of you have noticed how easy the rear passenger/grab handle rack chips revealing black underneath. I noticed a small mark tonight and I know I have caught it a few times with my boot. With the height of the bike and tired legs this is surely going to have to take a few knocks. I am 6 foot and have a 33 inside leg so I am not short?. Should be more durable finish.

Ah well first of many marks I am sure and nothing major to christen the bike with just slightly annoying.
I had exactly the same thing happen, and feel exactly the same way as you lol.......:smile2:
 

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Yes indeed that is the case and not a very hard one�� Every now and again the manufacturer make silly choices, this and the spoke issue seems to be the ones this time around. So we have to live with the fact that it's painted to look like metal instead of actually being metal or at least impregnated plastic with the colour when it was manufactured. So what colour is it then, a gun metal grey, will have to look for a good touch up., I won't be alone.

However did 153 of the best miles I have ever ridden today, what a brilliant bike.
 

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How many of you have noticed how easy the rear passenger/grab handle rack chips revealing black underneath. I noticed a small mark tonight and I know I have caught it a few times with my boot. With the height of the bike and tired legs this is surely going to have to take a few knocks. I am 6 foot and have a 33 inside leg so I am not short��. Should be more durable finish.

Ah well first of many marks I am sure and nothing major to christen the bike with just slightly annoying.
In Australia, Super Cheap Auto carry a touch up paint pen that matches perfectly. Yes, I have had the same thing happen as you are describing.

The pen to grab is called Tungsten Pearl Metallic HCTH36-C made by HOLTS ph 1800 0021 106.

I kid you not, the colour match is perfect!!!! I was shocked how good it was once I got it home and tried it!

Cheers

Wadeo

Keep the shiny side up!
 

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You are the man, thank you very much. I owe you a pint my friend. It's not the end of the world but nice if there is a reasonable solution.
 
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