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I have scuffing and scratches to the pillion heal plates

I sent some pictures to Yamaha Europe as I wasn't impressed with the scruffs and scratches and never had a problem with my previous Yamaha's

They just put it down to a high wear area and that they are susceptible to scruffs which they deem is unavoidable

It has been passed to the motorcycle technical staff who sometimes pass these reports back to the factory so maybe something Yamaha may considering improving in the future

Has anybody got any advise on how I can hide the scuffs to the pillion pegs? 

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Not much abrasion on mine, at only about 2K miles....

I ordered this stuff to coat it, I will let everyone know how it holds up:

VViViD+ Metallic Gloss Black Pearl Premium Vinyl Wrap Film (1/2ft x 5ft)

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The ones on my previous XSR900 also looked like complete crap after 10k km!

 

I suspect the GT's will start to look like shit soon. I think only hard parts, like carbon fiber covers will help.

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I've found that Clear-bra or the like (transparent) film does a GREAT job protecting those areas from your heels. Very durable.

Unfortunately that doesn't help you cover up the scuffing. Maybe some matte gray pant and then clear-bra?

-Skip

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Have been tempted to have those powder coated black since day one. This might be an excuse to get er done.

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While I don't have a "Tracer GT" only a lowly 2015 FJ-09. I like that mine are a bit scuffed up.  

It shows that it's not a garage queen. It's been places and done things. Sometimes in some not so good conditions.

YMMV

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