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post #1 of 8 Old 07-23-2007, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Who has a OEM Vinyl Tank Cover?

Hey Stromies,

I bought a Suzuki tank covers on my first round of farkles for my 07' DL650. I really like it. Nice accent to the bike, plus the protection. My question is i am a "washer", I like a clean, waxed bike. The instructions say i am supposed to take this cover off (pain in the a$$) when washing because if it gets wet it will "cloud" the paint. For now, I have just been sticking a rag in between and dry off the area some, but it kinda stretches the cover out a little. Any one else got this cover and leave it on when washing? Will it cloud the paint? Thanks In advance ... Squeegee

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ya I gots the fake carbon tank bra. I alwaus leave it on, and never wash my bike

I had one on my SV650 for 135,000miles , never noticed any "clouding" it did however cause rusting on the tank where the clips are



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The paint looks better under my cover and I never take it off. Rain, shine, washing(very rarely). There are a very light scratches right where the top seam rests on the tank, though.
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I just put one on also, I was a little bummed with the "complexity" of this thing. I'll probably just take it off every so often and wash/wax under it. Shouldn't be a problem.

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I have one and it really does help protect from abrasions caused by kneee gripping in turns.:-D
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I just leave mine on rain or shine. It seems to be fine.

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I have one. It added 10MPH, 10 miles to the gallon fuel economy, -10 pounds to the bike, and +10 armor. I had it blessed by a monk.
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I have one. It added 10MPH, 10 miles to the gallon fuel economy, -10 pounds to the bike, and +10 armor. I had it blessed by a monk.
Hmmm...Must have been a limited edition or something. :mrgreen:
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