Stupid Black Clutch Covers!


27 replies to this topic
  • buzzfin

Posted January 19, 2010 - 10:16 AM

#1

Anyone found a solution for this... or found a better aftermarket cover? The black cover looks great until after the first ride! This is after about a year. What was Yamaha thinking?!

So, do I powdercoat? Replace? Live with it? Any thoughts?

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  • davidl9999

Posted January 19, 2010 - 10:18 AM

#2

It's a badge. Wear it proudly! :banghead:

Even the anodized ones look like crap once they get scratched. Clean it, paint it, call it a day. Scratch it again on the next ride. :bonk:

  • cowboyona426

Posted January 19, 2010 - 11:04 AM

#3

That doesn't look that bad IMO. Even the older bikes that didn't have the black covers get wear like that. If you really can't stand it, re-paint it and clear over the top, or get it powder coated.

  • KJ790

Posted January 19, 2010 - 12:23 PM

#4

The only real cure is to sand the paint off and polish it. You still have to keep up on it to keep it looking good, but it's not hard. You could also sandblast it and go with the dull gray look.

  • Aka.Goose

Posted January 19, 2010 - 12:25 PM

#5

Just live with it...Just shows shes being ridden...
None of the guys riding with you care, and even chicks
don't like dirtbikes that are too bling...
I'm not even going to wash my bike for a while, since my girlfriend
said it was too pretty! Damn that comment hurt! lol

  • Fabulous

Posted January 19, 2010 - 01:09 PM

#6

I know a guy who took his in and had it professionally covered with bed liner spray, and it is black, with blue where it say's YAMAHA. It was reasonable as well...like 1/3 of one of those trick aftermarket ones, and it looks really nice.

  • TimberMountainRider

Posted January 19, 2010 - 01:14 PM

#7

I know a guy who took his in and had it professionally covered with bed liner spray, and it is black, with blue where it say's YAMAHA. It was reasonable as well...like 1/3 of one of those trick aftermarket ones, and it looks really nice.

was just going to suggest this...at ACE Hardware they sell a paint in bed liner that is tougher than Rhino Lining and you can apply yourself. They sell in quarts and gallons...I think the quart is around 20-30 dollars. It will never scuff or fade...i think it is called Herculiner

  • spdnjoe

Posted January 19, 2010 - 01:15 PM

#8

bead blast it and leave it natural color.

  • myoung

Posted January 19, 2010 - 02:00 PM

#9

I went old school on mine, I like it better than scratches.

'09 cover......

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'83 cover.......

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This is what everybody used to do back in the day.

  • bendover932

Posted January 19, 2010 - 04:14 PM

#10

i always removed my covers and bead blasted the paint off and it ends up like myoungs..except i do the whole cover....it matches the rest of the cases this way..and after riding when washing i use a soapy sos pad on it and it looks like it did before i rode...never really understood the logic behind manufacturers painting the cover silver :banghead:..lol

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  • dvn

Posted January 19, 2010 - 04:51 PM

#11

I have a Boyesen cover on my new 09. Not sure how it will hold up
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but I did this to my 09 KX250F: coated with Line-X. I don't think it will ever wear off!
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  • DPW

Posted January 19, 2010 - 05:10 PM

#12

if I had some extra money to blow I'd go with the GYTR Clutch cover....

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  • dbyamaha

Posted January 21, 2010 - 04:54 PM

#13

while your at it throw some mothers polish on the frame looks nice!

  • dvn

Posted January 21, 2010 - 06:08 PM

#14

while your at it throw some mothers polish on the frame looks nice!


Been there, done that. Way too much trouble to keep up. A little WD-40 and a scotch-brite pad when washing and you're good to go.

  • NortonMoto

Posted January 21, 2010 - 10:56 PM

#15

I had my clutch and oil filter cover powder coated A year ago, These guys did a great job !
http://cgi.ebay.com/...a#ht_3091wt_908

  • geshields

Posted January 22, 2010 - 05:36 AM

#16

How are the powdercoated pieces holding up? I have heard that they still scratch and show wear(just a little slower)...

  • YamaLink

Posted January 22, 2010 - 08:23 AM

#17

My friend works at an anodizing shop and he redoes his cover every other week. Unbelievable.

  • meyermetal

Posted January 22, 2010 - 08:38 AM

#18

How are the powdercoated pieces holding up? I have heard that they still scratch and show wear(just a little slower)...


Powder will eventually look the same. It will last longer though.

Bead blasting it would last the longest since there is no paint/powder to rub off

If you go the powder coating route a small job shop with a batch oven would be the most economical...JMO

  • NortonMoto

Posted January 22, 2010 - 11:43 AM

#19

I had them do Silver Vein to the covers its baked on.Tough as nails!






I had my clutch and oil filter cover powder coated A year ago, These guys did a great job !
http://cgi.ebay.com/...a#ht_3091wt_908



  • Nickster914

Posted January 30, 2010 - 10:49 AM

#20

I had my clutch and oil filter cover powder coated A year ago, These guys did a great job !
http://cgi.ebay.com/...a#ht_3091wt_908


Does the powdercoating rub off like the stock ones? or just rub off a little slower? Just wondering if its worth it to pay the money





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