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Oil pan paint is going away....

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Matias, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Matias

    Matias Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hello everybody,

    The gravel comming from the front wheel of my Griso 1100 is sand blasting the paint away from the engine oil pan :( ...
    Any good hints on how to avoid this?

    Thx guys...
     
  2. kampe

    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Have had the same problem. thought i could remove the old paint with paint remover but it's 2 component paint so nothing happened. cleaned it up and repainted it during winter stop.

    You could mount a fender extender i guess.
     
  3. Matias

    Matias Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hello Kampe, thx for the feed back!

    I guess I could but it would look terrible...
     
  4. Phang

    Phang Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    not too bad actually...

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  5. commando tod

    commando tod Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I fitted a fender extender long after thepaint was blasted away. It keeps most of the road crap off, doesn't look out of place, cos its such a close fit, but life before the extender was never a problem.
     
  6. Matias

    Matias Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hello guys,

    In fact it looks much better than I expected....
    Is this a original Guzzi extender or is it comming from some accessory market company?
     
  7. Phang

    Phang Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I bought mine direct from Pyramid Plastics UK.

    The fitting is very good but I am not too impressed by the self tapping screws and double sided tapes that came with the fender extender.

    I replaced them with 3M double sided tape and button head inner hex bolts coupled with nylock nuts. A little silicon sealant on the inside joint/edge will stop muddy water seeping past it.

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    I just realised they have "carbon fiber" version now.

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  8. jiltedjohn

    jiltedjohn Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yes got mine from pyramid , hardly notice its there with the black front mudguard/fender
     
  9. vivo

    vivo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    A simple solution to the paint problem is to touch it up with a rattle can. It's no as if this is a high visibility area. I touch up all my bikes, it's called detailing. Fastener centers can rust or oxidize but a dab of black or silver makes it good again.

    Vivo
     
  10. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Agree re t/u paint if it bothers you; I view it, tho, as in the "chicks dig scars" sort of honorable wear & tear category.

    I didn't bother with the screws on the extender. It's still there with just the adhesive.

    Bill
     

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