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I have found some strange scratches on my brand new ZR-7S. The exact location is the black metal plate with that big silver round button - right above the driver's footrests. It looks like those scratches were left by moto-boots, but they are too "intensive" for boots...

Does anyone else have this plate scratched or it is just me? :((((((

Is this metal plate replaceable?

Thanks in advance,
 

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Viper, I would bring it back to dealer if it came off floor that way. That plate should be smooth gloss black. Sounds like this was done from another customer checking out the bike on showroom floor. Probably a child climbing on bike or something like that. Dealer should replace it.

Tony.
 

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Hello Viper,

I just looked at my metal plate. It was perfect when I got my bike new about 2 months ago (now has 1,500 miles). Now it has some scuffing on it. I wear regular leather shoes. When you ride you tend to rub your foot on it.

Bottom line is, even if you go through the hassle of replacing it, it may get scuffed in a short while. So it may not be worth the hassle of getting the new part.

Andy
 

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Andy Bajka said:


I just looked at my metal plate. It was perfect when I got my bike new about 2 months ago (now has 1,500 miles). Now it has some scuffing on it. I wear regular leather shoes. When you ride you tend to rub your foot on it.

Bottom line is, even if you go through the hassle of replacing it, it may get scuffed in a short while. So it may not be worth the hassle of getting the new part.

Thanks for the reply. When I looked at this plate yesterday more carefully, it became clear that all the scratches were done by rubbing the foot on it - all scuffing is "in a circle" - VERY likely done by the ankle protector when shifting gears.

I will be ordering the "carbon-like" adhesive film - it should not only cover the scratches, but also make bike look more beautiful :)

(I'm just crazy about those scratches, points, scuffing, etc. - for example, a timy (1mm x 1mm) "point" left by a stone made me repaint the whole windshield (fortunately, it was covered by insurance :) ).

Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Viper said:

(I'm just crazy about those scratches, points, scuffing, etc. - for example, a timy (1mm x 1mm) "point" left by a stone made me repaint the whole windshield (fortunately, it was covered by insurance :) ).

As my wife would say "you're anal retentative(spelling?)", but then again that's her thoughts. I on the other hand would have done the same thing that you did, then I would have gotten to hear it :laugh:

But anyway as far as the scratches I have a few light swirly marks on my side plates too, I keep a mental note in the back of my head to try to keep my foot away from them, but it doesn't work that way all the time.
 

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WAIT ! It came to me last night. It was ALIENS that scratched your bike ! Don't you dare put carbon anything on the bike ! It only makes it easier for them to find it !
 

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You got me so paranoid I had to go out and look at my bike too. Yes, after 730 miles I have a couple of minor scratches. Thanks, I would have never noticed before. Now that I know my bike is marred, I guess it's time to sell and buy a new ZZ-R :smilewink

PS: I wanted to test out my new avatar, too :D
 

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They found you too? Quick, everyone cover your bikes with lead sheets, they can't see through lead.
 

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Hi, Viper
Hi all other ZR-7 USERS!

The "scratches" above the left footrests seem's to be typical....
my bike got approx 9000km (5600 miles?) and i will repaint it at wintertime :)

don't worry about this "traces of use" !

watch out my HP (www.zr-7.de) for tips to repaint this problem zone !

Daniel:cool: :cool:
 
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