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Yamahan

Protecting WR Plastics

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Hi Fellow Thumpers.

I am on a '05 WR450F and loving it! As you guys probably know the white side plastics and airbox covers (boot wear) shows scrathes and wear so very easily. I want to keep the bike looking as good as it rides!!! :applause:

I am considering 2 options:

1) Custom stickers/decals/backgrounds in YZ Blue with a 5mm red border in at leats 1.2 or 1.6mm thickness to cover both plastic & airbox cover. My name printed at bottom of each side. I will stick basic race numbers on in white or red as needed.

2) As above but background decals in my national colours (South African Flag)

Any idea??

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perhaps buy a set of aftermarket plastics and retire the stocker ones so they can be replaced scratch free if needed

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Plastic is extremely cheap to replace, so I wouldn't worry about it. For God's sake, it's a dirt bike, not a Barbie Dream Car Corvette. It's going to get scratched, that's what it's for. If it were a street bike that's something else entirely, but it ain't so don't sweat it...SC

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. For God's sake, it's a dirt bike, not a Barbie Dream Car Corvette. It's going to get scratched, that's what it's for.

i will 2nd that. drop your panties and grab a loin cloth :applause:

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Agreed. Motorcycling.......hell everything is a lot more fun if you ride it like you hate it. That's when you truly feel the Zen of being a dirtbag. :applause:

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When my bike was brand new in 2000, there was over a foot of snow on the ground, but warm out.

got it on Friday,took it out that Saturday.

I was riding through the snow, getting it muddy, scratched from branches, ect..

A kid on a quad said to me, thats too nice to be getting muddy.

I looked him in the eye and said thats what it's made for!!

You can buy clear protectors for the side panels ect...

They do a nice job of protecting Graphics, that what I use them for.

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I use polisport plastics.

they don't scratch so easy and don't get white streaks if they bend.

Get a set and put your originals away for when you go to sell it.

For a good laugh, put 250 stickers on it.

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Plastic is extremely cheap to replace, so I wouldn't worry about it. For God's sake, it's a dirt bike, not a Barbie Dream Car Corvette. It's going to get scratched, that's what it's for. If it were a street bike that's something else entirely, but it ain't so don't sweat it...SC

ur reply was as funny as f--k

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I use polisport plastics.

they don't scratch so easy and don't get white streaks if they bend.

Where do you buy Polisport plastics?

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Polisport Replacement Plastic- DR test report:

October 2004

If you're looking to freshen up a popular off-road or motocross machine, you have a variety of choices these days. Which has meant many of the OEMs have had to revise their prices for plastic bodywork to remain competitive. One of those forcing that price change is the Portuguese brand Polisport. We tried a full set of bodywork for a KTM and for a Yamaha YZ450F. Naturally, Polisport is touting its price point, but it also claims its parts are glossier and more flexible, are less prone to scratching or marking and hold color better than stock or other aftermarket choices.

141_0410_drtested_04_z.jpg

The Polisport parts are certainly smooth and glossy, and they seem to hold up quite well. Its KTM one-piece, rear fender/side number-plate combo definitely is more flexible than the stock part, and its Yamaha plastic can be bent without getting white marks in the surface, as the stock units do. The Yamaha parts also matched the stock color well; while the KTM pieces were a rich and vibrant orange, they weren't a perfect match with the six-month-old stock 2004 parts. Polisport lists the same rear fender for the 2004 SX and EXC models, but you would need to drill holes in the fender and find some hardware to attach the stock taillight and mud flap. Polisport expects to have the latest-style KTM fender in summer 2004, but the front fender we tested was still the older shape and didn't turn down in front like the fender we took off. All of the parts fit very well, so installation was easy overall.

Web site: http://www.polisport.com/

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Polisport Replacement Plastic- DR test report:

October 2004

If you're looking to freshen up a popular off-road or motocross machine, you have a variety of choices these days. Which has meant many of the OEMs have had to revise their prices for plastic bodywork to remain competitive. One of those forcing that price change is the Portuguese brand Polisport. We tried a full set of bodywork for a KTM and for a Yamaha YZ450F. Naturally, Polisport is touting its price point, but it also claims its parts are glossier and more flexible, are less prone to scratching or marking and hold color better than stock or other aftermarket choices.

141_0410_drtested_04_z.jpg

The Polisport parts are certainly smooth and glossy, and they seem to hold up quite well. Its KTM one-piece, rear fender/side number-plate combo definitely is more flexible than the stock part, and its Yamaha plastic can be bent without getting white marks in the surface, as the stock units do. The Yamaha parts also matched the stock color well; while the KTM pieces were a rich and vibrant orange, they weren't a perfect match with the six-month-old stock 2004 parts. Polisport lists the same rear fender for the 2004 SX and EXC models, but you would need to drill holes in the fender and find some hardware to attach the stock taillight and mud flap. Polisport expects to have the latest-style KTM fender in summer 2004, but the front fender we tested was still the older shape and didn't turn down in front like the fender we took off. All of the parts fit very well, so installation was easy overall.

Web site: http://www.polisport.com/

:):eek::p

Just kidding. Thanks for letting us know it's a good product. :applause: Brock

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