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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Kickin the GIVI sidecase

Does anyone have an idea about how to clean the kick marks off my V35 side cases. I finally stopped kickin em every time I get on or off. But being a slow learner, I've left my heal marks on the top of both boxes. I think the instruction called for just soap and water, but that won't cut it. I don't want to make it worse, but it doesn't look to hot now.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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WD 40

Try spraying a little WD 40 directly on the case then wipe off with a clean cloth. I have done the same to my Givi V 46 top case and it looks brand new.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-18-2009, 03:28 AM
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Try getting off/on differently. Stop, put kickstand down, and then get up on both footpegs with your feet, swing right leg over cases, from a standing position on pegs.....no more boot marks.

Sorta like a stirrups and a horse...lit works well on that bike.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-18-2009, 09:50 AM
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"Armour all" makes the givi's look new again but it wont be much for abrasions on the plastic cases.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-18-2009, 09:54 PM
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I have the same Givi's and realized that those marks will not buff out. I just learned to accept it and appreciate the fact that my bike has that cool "worn in" look. Adds character.

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