Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Check your seats/tank!
The other day I took the seat off on my '11 XR to install a new air filter. Much to my dismay, I discovered that the front of the seat has been rubbing against the tank and some of the clearcoat was even rubbed off. If I didn't do anything, it would have destroyed the paint.
Fortunately, I had some 3m clear bra laying around, so I made a template and cut out two pieces to put where the rubbing was happening. Now at least the 3m is between the seat and the paint. Also, I noticed that the rear corner of the seat is rubbing against one of the bag bar mounts, but not sure what I can do about that.
We checked my friends XCT, and the same rubbing was happening on his heated touring seat. I did the same 3m treatment on his as well to prevent more damage.
So all you XR / XC riders might want to check and see if you are having the same issue.
Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe
Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)