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weeman 11-16-2012 04:49 PM

Side bags
 
I've noticed once and awhile when climbing aboard my 1995 r1100rsl I sometimes scuff the topside of the side bag with my boot but when I try to clean it the scuff never cleans up. Has anyone ever experienced this on their bike? Best way to clean it?

Haydon 11-16-2012 05:21 PM

Fugetaboutit.

Its a bike and it's likely to incur a scratch or two. Ride it.

pwlindo 11-16-2012 08:15 PM

Every now and then I clean my cases with some Simple green and then rub on a little Armor All. Doesn't get rid of the nasty scrapes but they look pretty good afterwards.

Wolfgang55 11-16-2012 09:18 PM

A litttle clear protection
 
Use clear contact sheet.

Peel it off when looking rough & apply more.

DaveBall 11-17-2012 07:43 AM

Ride bare foot. No more scuffs on the bags.:rofl

Harry Backer 11-17-2012 10:49 AM

Lift your foot higher. eheh

weeman 11-17-2012 11:11 AM

Oh man, now I've opened myself up for some s**t! I'll consider some of those suggestions....but bare feet?:rofl

Ginger Beard 11-17-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weeman (Post 20064727)
Oh man, now I've opened myself up for some s**t! I'll consider some of those suggestions....but bare feet?:rofl

That IS ridiculous!! :huh


If you are worried about scratches on your bags then you probably don't ride much so just put them on once you have it unloaded from the trailer in the Starbucks parking lot.





Hope this helps. :freaky

Detroit Steve 11-19-2012 11:22 AM

When I switched to the narrow "police" bag lids my bag scuffing days were over.

snowhawk jockey 11-19-2012 12:40 PM

All the parking lot comments add up to one thing...

Approach bike on right side(opposite of kickstand) and lift heel to step over seat. The key is to step straight over the seat and not "swing" the leg. Fully loaded ADV bike guys use this technique since there is no way to swing a leg over the top box or tent/sleeping roll. Keeps any scuffs on the leather under your butt, instead of on the finish.

Can't find pics or vid to show...

Moonshiner 11-19-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haydon (Post 20060607)
Fugetaboutit.

Its a bike and it's likely to incur a scratch or two. Ride it.

That's how I feel about it, too.

It's really not a big deal, IMHO.


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