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Yamaha Plastic...

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Why is yamaha plastic so crappy ????????? when you look at it, it turns white, when your touch it, it scratches, and cracks !!!!!!! well.. not quite that bad.. BUT ALMOST. :)

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I was told that all you have to do to get rid of the white on it is to put a blow dryer on he white spot and heat it up. I havent tried it yet though

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I heard from my dealer that when they switched to blue a few years back, they started having a lot of problems with the plastic. The gas tank on my WR426 cracked on it's own (it wasn't from a crash, because there were cracks all over in conspicuous places), and when I went to the dealer, they told me that they have heard of that happeneing before, and they don't know why it does. But I agree with you, the plastic SUCKS. Get some UFO plastic. The stuff is beautiful.

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I think the Yamaha plastic sucks as well. It just seems too thin and cheap. The head light is held on solid too so when you crash, it tears up the mounts. :)

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Take a heat gun on low to your white spots, it will make them disappear. It also works on smoothing out scratches.

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Don't even bother with that until you're going to sell it. Ride it all scratched up and mangled. When you crack some plastic, stitch it together with safety wire. That's how my bike looks :D:)

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I've done the heat gun trick too, and it works. However, the white spots come back easier every time you do it.

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Don't even bother with that until you're going to sell it. Ride it all scratched up and mangled. When you crack some plastic, stitch it together with safety wire. That's how my bike looks :D:)

:D Yeah man, thats what Im talking about! My front fender is like cracked in the middle in the front, but it keeps the mud down, what esle is it there for? The Yamaha fenders actually do a great job of deflecting the mud, someting that MX bikes were lacking for many years. Ride an older YZ or other bike with skimpy fenders through a mud hole and as the nasty stinkey green water and mud ooozzzzes down your back and who knows where esle, those crappy looking fenders suddenley look great :D.

eeeewwwwweeee,, I just like grossed myself out with the mud thing!

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my plastic is all stock and it looks used but there are no cracks! and that goes for my yz and ttr as well.

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The head light is held on solid too so when you crash, it tears up the mounts.

Don't crash then :)!

Smoke :D

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Don't even bother with that until you're going to sell it. Ride it all scratched up and mangled. When you crack some plastic, stitch it together with safety wire.

that is the way to do it!!!! i have had some

:) realllllly good times on bikes just like these..

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The plastic sucks allright... crashed into a tree (don't ask), side panel got smashed, headlight got knackered...

I ordered a new UFO headlight, but the side panel will stay, I intend to wreck all plastics and then replace them all :D

I had a new UFO front fender tho and it's still in mint condition, even after meeting a tree, says enough I think... :)

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