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Old 12-31-2002, 09:30 AM   #11
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Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Katy, TX
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Said KTiM:
What's the orange bit on your tank - has the paint worn off or is it a sticker?
I only ask because I have just got my new Adventure and will try to protect the paint if it is paint loss on yours.
It's just a little KTM logo, Tim. Only area worth trying to protect are the tank & fairing sides 'cause even the most innocent of sandy lowsides lays waste to the paint. No big deal given the bike's mission in life, but out where I ride this thing on occasion, a fast get-off could conceivably bore right through the plastic at the tanks lower edge. That'd suck in the worst possible way out there. See this thread for related gab, but basically I had the area covered with a rubberized coating like what's used on truck beds and it's thicker at the areas needing the most protection. One of these days I'll do a new thread about the stuff and include some better pics. So far it's held up just fine to passing thorny bushes that used to rip gouges into the plastic.

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