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Any one else notice that the paint on the front and rear fenders on the blue and red strykers sucks? it almost looks like they over accelerated it and it blushed or somthing. The tanks are always nice and shiny from being cut and buffed but the fenders suck. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this.
 

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I have a copper redish stryker and the paint looks fine on mine actually shinier than any bike I have owned.
 

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I'm starting to think that the dealer screwed up on the two fenders during assembly or storage and had them repainted for cheap. Then just hoped he could sell the bike to someone who wouldn't notice. I guess he did.
 

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Haven't heard of anyone else having an issue. Surely Yamaha or the dealer will make it right. Maybe you could convince them to just pay for the L&M fenders.
 

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I own a blue Stryker and I have had the same problem with mine. I have gone to other dealers in the area and they all had the same problem. Even the copper and black ones. A Yamaha rep looked at the bike that I wanted to buy and stated that it was "Within Factory Standards". They did not want replace the fenders. My dealer used some 3M body shop compound and hand rubbed the paint. It looked much better, hence, I bought the bike. I went and bought the same compound and I have done it over one more time and it still has improved it more. I will do it again once I get more time. I can post tonight what the 3M product is.

Overall, though this has been a very negative experience for me. I have owned two Kawasaki's before and I have never had a quality issue of any kind. I love my bike, but I am disappointed how Yamaha handled the situation.
 

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midlifecrisis said:
Sounds like a great excuse for custom paint job! ;)
well im sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I just wondered if anyone else had noticed this.
 

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My bike actually has a really slick factory paint job. I noticed that all the other bikes i looked at at two different dealerships had crappy fender paint. I would have used it against the salesman if it was a big concern but, I am a painter. Plus my factory paint was very slick! i just wanted to see if this was noticed by anyone else. I have a buddy who got a crappy fender paint job and a few hours with some 3M perfect-it and a buffer, it was as slick as the tank! If i can help anyone out with paint questions please feel free to ask and ill give it my best shot! thanks guys.
 

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A body guy buddy of mine pointed out that my rear fender did have a lot of shine as my tank and front.... I tried to throw some wax on it, but it still seems bland
 
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