scratched engine case... no case savers available?
Posted December 21, 2008 - 12:10 AM
With only 100kms on my new WR450F 08, i have deep scratches on my engine cover from where i operate the gear lever. Stupid bloody lever is embedded in the recess of the engine cover... which as if that wasn't annoying enough, my boot scratches the shit out of the nice black matt cover. It now looks like someone has been rubbing a file over it, and looks damn shitty for a bike with only 100k's on it. Not to mentioned the plastics didn't hold up much better. My pants scuffed the crap out of them... which they have never done on my DRZ.
Even my DRZ has case savers available for it, but i cannot find anything for the WR450. Does anyone have any ideas on how to protect the case? Has anyone changed the gear lever so you can actually reach it?
Does anyone know of replacement cases that might be made of billet aluminium and be a bit more durable, or at least be able to polish the scratches out of?
Posted December 21, 2008 - 01:12 AM
As you can see, the actual gear lever rubbed at first (in the recess of the case), but there was plenty of room on the spline for me to loosen the lever off and bring it out a bit, made it a lot easier to change gears too.
GYTR make a billet right hand side clutch cover that is supposed to be alot more resilliant to scratching, but yeah, not too sure on the left hand side case?
Posted December 21, 2008 - 12:24 PM
In anyone knows of an alternative, would like to know? cheers
Posted December 21, 2008 - 08:13 PM