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Hi guys,

Noticed today the farings are already scratching on my new 899 where my knees are rubbing the curved section of the side farings. Does anyone know what can be done about this? Do they make grip pads that can fit right in that curve?

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I was trying to fix a surface scratch that was on the tank and the dealer parts guy recommended this scratch fixing wax called Motul scratch remover. But it didn't work at ALL! in fact it started removing the paint after very light application! I noticed there was red on the micro fiber cloth and stopped immediately. After polishing off the wax it did NOTHING! such a waist of money.

Does anyone know the best way to treat surface scratches on the red 899 with such thin paint?

Thank you!
 

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I use Techspec grips to help reduce any scratching from the knees but honestly i could care less, bikes will get chipped, scratched etc. I use them for better grip while cornering. However they may suit your needs.

Check my post out here: http://www.899panigale.org/forum/89...30-tank-grip-recommendations-3.html#post46481

Also get a tank protector so your belt/zipper doesn't scratch the tank. In terms of all over protection look at Ventureshield products.
 

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Unfortunately, the only way to prevent wear-and-tear on bikes, is not to ride them, which pretty much defeats the purpose of owning of one.

That said, I'll going to get the 3M treatment on mine. I've got scratches on the tank of my current bike from tar covered stones being flicked up to the inside of my knees, from shoddy road repairs. It's not perfect, but probably a lot better than nothing.
 

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Hi guys,

Noticed today the farings are already scratching on my new 899 where my knees are rubbing the curved section of the side farings. Does anyone know what can be done about this? Do they make grip pads that can fit right in that curve?

Also,

I was trying to fix a surface scratch that was on the tank and the dealer parts guy recommended this scratch fixing wax called Motul scratch remover. But it didn't work at ALL! in fact it started removing the paint after very light application! I noticed there was red on the micro fiber cloth and stopped immediately. After polishing off the wax it did NOTHING! such a waist of money.

Does anyone know the best way to treat surface scratches on the red 899 with such thin paint?

Thank you!

If it's a clear coat paint you can buff it out pretty easily as long as it's not to deep.
 

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Give autoglym colour restorer a try. Any kind of T cut / restorer will take a small amount of paint off as it polishes the scratch out.

You could also try one of the coloured polishes out there which effectively puts a layer of coloured polish into the scratch.
 
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