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post #1 of 33 Old 10-20-2007, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Boot scratching the swingarm? My 'how to' fix here...

My Sidi boots had been scratching the right side of my swingarm, to the point where it was down to the bare aluminum. I finally decided to fix it this week. Here's what I did...

The damage is from the hard plastic around the ankle on my boot. I guess my foot position needs some work!




OK. Ordered these OEM "frame protector decals" from my local dealer/stealer. $10 a pop. These are the same parts that are on the upper frame, where your knees would rub the frame.



These are the tools I thought I might use. Only used the scissors and a normal ball point pen (and a screwdriver handle later on).



Took the decal out to the bike, found a shape that would cover the area where my boot might contact. Traced a basic pattern while holding it against the swingarm. The pen will wipe off with a little wax, so I wasn't worried about making mistakes.

Cut the basic shape out, then refined it to the finished piece with rounded corners. The scissors worked well. The decals are flexible, but semi-stiff, so it was pretty easy to cut.



Thoroughly cleaned the swingarm on the bike. I scrubbed for like 10 minutes, making sure all the road grime was off. If I had some alcohol, I would've wiped it down before applying the decal.



Applied the decal. Start in the middle and work it out to the edges. This minimizes any air bubbles. Also used a screwdriver handle to help adhere the decal. Piece of cake!






Can't even see it from 10ft away. Looks like a stock piece! This was a no-brainer, easy fix.
Anyways, just wanted to share...
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post #2 of 33 Old 10-20-2007, 01:39 PM
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thats a very common problem on most bikes...thats a good way to cover that up though
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Tidy job.
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Good idea - looks like a factory install using the Kawie pieces.
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very nice, got the same thing done on my bike!
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Most xcellent job and a duplicate copied to the how to section.

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Looks great. Nice fix.
I guess my boot must rub on my M/C cause it hasn't touched the swingarm.
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Nice lookin fix, rep sent.
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awesome bro! same problem on my swing arm and now i've got a fix. rep sent.
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very nice ,,, good job
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