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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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What have you done about this? Is this all I can do to cover up Vics cheap ass finishes? There's got to be a way to home refinish them.

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Look how chipped up they are and the bike isn'r even a year old.


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I have 22,000 on mine and it looks just fine. How does the rest of the painted surfaces look that face forward?
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Wow Vin , thats extreme for a fairly new bike .... That is shitty to happen IMO .

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That seems odd Vin... I have only 20,000km on my bike but we have a lot more gravel on our roads than you do on yours. I don't see any rock chips on my forks.
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Mine are staring to look like that too. It sucks. Neither my Kingpin or XR had that problem. It seems maybe it is something to do with the black finish. You and I both know being machinists that you probably have to remove, disassemble, and have them powder coated to fix it. or maybe hard anodize?

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Wow man, you follow way to close to other vehicles if yours is looking like that already. I have had my bike 3 years and 7500 miles (yeah I know, I dont get out and ride near as much as I would like) and looks nothing like that.

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Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ... Rock Chipped Shocks ...

say that real fast and see how long it takes to screw up the words! LOL

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Wow man, you follow way to close to other vehicles if yours is looking like that already. I have had my bike 3 years and 7500 miles (yeah I know, I dont get out and ride near as much as I would like) and looks nothing like that.

Well that was kind of a dick thing to say.... Maybe Vin is an ex racer and is used to following close. Maybe your a shitty rider and that's why you can't follow close? That last sentence I don't mean... It's just you come on judging a guy who is just looking for some insight about his rock chipped forks. I am not picking on you just pointing out that a little tact can go a long ways. Carry on now.
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Wow man, you follow way to close to other vehicles if yours is looking like that already. I have had my bike 3 years and 7500 miles (yeah I know, I dont get out and ride near as much as I would like) and looks nothing like that.
You don't have to follow too close here in Phoenix to get hit with rocks. We aren't riding on 2 lane roads with scarce traffic. We have 3 and 4 lanes full of traffic and going 60-85 mph. You get rock chips. You also get a cracked windshield on your car every once in awhile. I also know Vindex, and neither he nor I tailgate or drive like assholes as a rule. If you don't ride relatively safe here, you will pay for it sooner or later.

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