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    Baby Twin
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    Heal Plates

    The heal plates on my RSV1000R 2006 have some minor scrathes from boot heals. I think I can buff them out on an industrial buffing machine we have at work but I am told they are laquered and buffing will remove this and hence they will rust badly. So 1st do you think the scratches will come out and secondly will I have to re-laquaer them. If I have to re-apply laquaer what would you use and would it look like new?

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    amb67
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    Why worry about it?

    Surely that's what they are supposed to look like.

    If you must play with them then surely they are aluminium plates and therefore can't rust. Post up some piccies so we can see what the damage is then?

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    u forgot this Allen

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    Once polished they will just need the occasional clean with metal polish to keep them looking good

    And if they RUST at all write a scientific paper about it and you may win a Nobel prize

    Sorry bout that,couldn't resist. Alum alloy cannnot rust,it oxidises

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    Buy some Carbon plates and you wont be dissapointed.

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    Ah! Never crossed my stupid mind to think what they would be made from! Great micky take and well deserved. Will probably look for some carbon plates at some point.

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    amb67
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Ah! Never crossed my stupid mind to think what they would be made from! Great micky take and well deserved. Will probably look for some carbon plates at some point.
    I used to have carbon ones mate and they were shite..... Don't do it!

    They flexed way too much and scratched up far worse than the aluminium ones.

    Eventually I found an excellent solution to many problems.... a set of Griffs rear sets..

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    LEGS
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    They were problably poor quality carbon AMB. Good quality carbon with a decent gel coat shouldn't mark easily. Mine have been seen over 12000 miles with A'stars Supertechs banging against them and there's hardly a mark on them. Maybe i'm lucky though

    I agree, Griffs rearsets do look the bollox though. I'll have good look at them next time i'm up.
    Last edited by LEGS; November 30th, 2009 at 10:50 AM.

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    amb67
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    Quite true, they certainly weren't Boyler quality carbon that's for sure.

    Phil, if you do go for carbon then PM Boyler as he's the only man for the job.

    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    They were problably poor quality carbon AMB. Good quality carbon with a decent gel coat shouldn't mark easily. Mine have been seen over 12000 miles with A'stars Supertechs banging against them and there's hardly a mark on them.

    I agree, Griffs rearsets do look the bollox though. I'll have good look at them next time i'm up.

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    hooked
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    Quote Originally Posted by amb67 View Post
    Quite true, they certainly weren't Boyler quality carbon that's for sure.

    Phil, if you do go for carbon then PM Boyler as he's the only man for the job.

    I Have a set of new shape boyler carbon heal plates.
    Brand new never seen the light of day. Bought the wrong ones as there is a different fitting between new and old shape bikes.

    35 delivered

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