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post #1 of 21 Old 05-20-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hello fellow forum members! I picked up my blue 2013 today. I took her for a quick 8 mile run before I loaded her on the trailer for the trip home from Romney Cycles in WV. I get her safely home and when I start to take her loose my phone rings. I answer it and I'm talking to my buddy as I loosen one strap. I now have her on the kick stand. While wrangling with the other strap and talking on the phone all of a sudden she's falling. I literally throw my phone to my cement driveway and kinda catch her. Well my pretty Nokia Windows phone aint so pretty now. And the bike... Well I was freaking out. I lift her up and I'm looking over the side plastics and I don't see any damage. Then I look at the silver shield on the muffler and it's cracked and all scratched up. Ughhhhh... I have moved bikes all over the US and I've never done this stupid crap before. Oh well. So I plan to upgrade the exhaust anyhow but it's gonna be awhile. Does someone near the 25405 zip have one of these shields they want to get rid of. It just pisses me off every time I look at her! BTW she now has 43 miles and I love it! It's just soo sad to me that I messed her up already!
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-20-2014, 09:33 PM
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I thought that kind of stuff only happened to me! Maybe you can fix the crack with JB Weld and paint over it.

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Hello fellow forum members! I picked up my blue 2013 today. I took her for a quick 8 mile run before I loaded her on the trailer for the trip home from Romney Cycles in WV. I get her safely home and when I start to take her loose my phone rings. I answer it and I'm talking to my buddy as I loosen one strap. I now have her on the kick stand. While wrangling with the other strap and talking on the phone all of a sudden she's falling. I literally throw my phone to my cement driveway and kinda catch her. Well my pretty Nokia Windows phone aint so pretty now. And the bike... Well I was freaking out. I lift her up and I'm looking over the side plastics and I don't see any damage. Then I look at the silver shield on the muffler and it's cracked and all scratched up. Ughhhhh... I have moved bikes all over the US and I've never done this stupid crap before. Oh well. So I plan to upgrade the exhaust anyhow but it's gonna be awhile. Does someone near the 25405 zip have one of these shields they want to get rid of. It just pisses me off every time I look at her! BTW she now has 43 miles and I love it! It's just soo sad to me that I messed her up already!
No help with the shield, but I gotta say that mine went over sometime in the first 1,000 miles. Luckily the only dealer accessory I bought was the engine guards. The way I look at it, get the first scratch outta the way and relax. Then go get some mud on it.

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Maybe you can fix the crack with JB Weld and slather mud over it.

There, fixed it for ya!

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Wow, that sucks. Just take the shield off :sly:

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If you put racks on it, you'll probably have to take the exhaust shield off anyway.

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post #7 of 21 Old 05-20-2014, 11:27 PM
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I think I have one, I'll check my garage tomorrow. I removed mine when I installed the Jesse Luggage set up. If I still have it, it's yours. Can you post a picture of yours so I'm sure we're talking about the same thing?

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post #8 of 21 Old 05-21-2014, 12:58 AM
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It's just soo sad to me that I messed her up already!
The other way to look at it is you now have the dreaded first scratch out of the way so you can stop worrying about when it will happen. Go ride the bike and enjoy it! You know it would happen eventually; none of us gets away with it for long.

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post #10 of 21 Old 05-21-2014, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Here it is!

Here is a pic of her. You can see the scuffs on the silver heat shield on the muffler.
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