Stupid Black Clutch Covers!

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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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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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

bead blast it and leave it natural color.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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