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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
or this might happen:eek :(



Those are the chunks of paint that have just come off of the lower part of my fairing (just underneath the chain) as I was hosing the bike down>: No pressure washer ... nothing but an ordinary garden hose attached to an outside tap. I've only had these fairings on for a couple of days as well. The thing is, there was more flakes than that which came off. I never realised what it was at first and by the time that I did most of it had slipped down the drain:(

Ah well, back on the phone to KJM tomorrow to see what they can do for me:(
 
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I have the same problem with both my lower farings.KJM are replacing them on my fist service.The bikes only done 300 miles:(
 
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If I get the farings replaced then I'll now be on my 3rd set:eek The thing is the factory know there is a problem so I don't know why they just don't try to rectify the problem at source, rather than this trial and error system that they seem to adopt:rolleyes

Al
 
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Sorry for the crap quality of the pics but here's a little look at the fairing itself:(


The paint around the edges has also lifted, so I reckon that if I was bored one night then I could pick all of the paint clean off this piece of fairing if I wanted to:(
 
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Flaking paint

Damn thats bad. Sweetpyke what colour is your bike as my '03 red tre has not had any probs...well not with the paint anyways

Oh this will make you laugh. After stripping the bike to find the gears on the basket chewed up, I found the gear behind running parallel with the alternator has also been rounded off on the inside....and just to add a little icing after draining the anti freeze before taking the rocker covers off I notcied brown stuff in the anti freeze. Its in a non clear container but im gonna pour it into a big clear bucket - if its oil well erm I have BIG BIG problems

Anyone know of a spare engine goin about maybe??

Hey goodluck with your 3rd set of plastics...damn your patient

Dean
 
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Re: Flaking paint

Apparently it is only the green fairings that have this problem:( Something to do with the pigments in the paint that give it that lovely green colour means that it should be applied without any undercoat, otherwise you would have a different shade of green:rolleyes

At least for me Dean it may only be a case of getting another set of fairings sent out to me but your case seems a bit more drastic mate:( I take it the bike is out of it's warranty period now?:|
 
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Re: Flaking paint

It's not just the green ones. I had a clod of clay strike the leading edge of the lower fairing a year ago. The paint was only scuffed where the clay hit, but, the panel was briefly deformed behind it. When it sprung back into shape, it spat of a swatch of paint as big as my hand.

I took it to an automotive paint distributer, and a specialist bike painter for their opinions. Both said that the original surface preparation was poor. From the mould, the panel was cleaned, then painted. The crucial step of roughing up the surface was missed, so the paint was unable to key to it. That's why it falls off so easily. (Even the Jap bikes have had this problem on occasion)

JohnnyO is waiting for the factory to send me some new panels - that have been painted properly.
 
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Flaking Paint

I'm on my 4th panel (lower nearside fairing in Green), the last started to flake the day after it was fitted !
I think I'll wait for a permanent fix before I get another, although KJM have offered to change it again.

Anyone out there in the Warrington area (UK) ?
 
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Re: Flaking Paint

Hi Dean100yz

The colour of my bike is green/silver and only just 2 months old.Looks like im in for some fairing changes by the sound of it

Pete:x
 
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Re: Flaking Paint

We've had to replace panels for 2 customers. And even worse, the LE carbon panels are so lightly painted that the carbon pattern can be seen. I am now having all 4 fairings from 2 bikes repainted. This isn't easy or cheap paint either as it is a House of Color base gold and candy green top coat. It was just poor prep by the company that was paid to do the work for Benelli and it seems that it is only the green. Strange, huh?

Joel
 
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I had a go at picking the paint off my fairing & found that years of orange-peeling experience came in very handy. Only on the Benelli it was easier.....

 
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Holy crap buddy:eek At least the years of experience you've had peeling oranges came in handy:lol For such a beautiful looking bike they really seem to have messed up major style on a few areas. I can't believe that we put up with this though:eek:
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Beautiful colours.

Had a similar thing with my Aprilia front mudguard. Paint pealed off in one corner. I figured it was just bad prep work at the factory. I never got it fixed because I was dealing with more serious mechanical issues at the time and never got around to it before warrentee expried. Oh well. ;-)

ciao
Derek
 
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It all came good in the end though......
You're right it came good mitch;) That is a really nice colour of blue that you've used there. I would liked to have seen it in a better light though as I'm pretty sure we're not seeing your tre at it's best.

Some of you guys on here have real talent:smokin

Al
 
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Blimey that paint coming off that fairing is mental. Orange peeling ha what you like. The blue looks proper nice agree with big al a good bit of sun would really make that bike shine. I like the front ducts too

dean
 
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