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post #1 of 9 Old 12-22-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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front fork protection?

Have a 12 vee and looking for some creative way to protect the front fork lower section from nicks and dings...every bike I've ever had has gotten damage over time and miles....any cool, easy and cheap way to cover them?...not talking "gators" BTW....heat some formica to shape and glue it?.....some of the new cool looking duct tape?....really thin lexan?....some the new shrinky "wrap" stuff?...anyone?
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-22-2013, 10:35 PM
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I have heard of some spraying Plasti-Dip on as a coating that is removable, and you can redo it if it looks bad after while.
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Has anyone tried the 3M Paint Defender Spray Film? I'm thinking about using this on the forks and the body work.

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This is another looks to good to be true product, but 3M delivers great stuff and I've used their paint protection file and it worked fine on my K1200LT.
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-23-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I will start "spearminting" and let you know how it goes...
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-23-2013, 11:49 AM
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Mike, on the zrxoa forum provides these for $9.....carbon fiber stick-on covers. Don't know if he would make sets for the V-strom or not. PM me if you cannot see the post or contact him and want me to.....

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-24-2013, 02:54 PM
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I just used some of the 3M paint protection film. It's now been in place for several years and seems to work just fine,
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-24-2013, 04:26 PM
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I just use a can of flat black enamel whenever I have the front wheel off.... $2.95 lasts for years
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-26-2013, 09:11 PM
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3M vinyl number plate background works great. You can buy a couple of sheets in a pack from your local dirt bike dealership for around $20 in whatever color you prefer. I chose black to match my bike. I then used heavy card stock paper to make templates and traced them onto the vinyl before cutting them out. Wrapped the lower forks as you describe, as well as the sides of the bikes frame and also the top of the upper fork tree. Looks really trick, protects from scratches, and people ask all the time where I bought them.

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