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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys.
Brand new RG Owner.
Went up to take a shower.
Came down.
Bike drooped ti side.
Hell yeah. What a start.
I have now some scratches on the right and bottom left.

Can these scratches being varnished so it looks like new, i mean new or do i need new saddlebags
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 11:33 PM
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Sorry about that, real bummer. Hard to tell by the pics, but I would certainly try buffing, etc. And I would want to know why the thing fell over. Much falling with these things does get expensive. A friend of mine dinged a bag up and he had his body guy respray and blend the color in. Never know it to look at it.

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From the pictures, those scratches look like they’re past the cleacoat. Might be able to buff some of it out using something like a Porter Cable dual action polisher. Would take a while, but way less chance screwing it up than using a direct drive. Harley isn’t known for laying clearcoat on very thick these days, so you might end up making it worst anyway. There’s videos on how to use spray can clear coat, but black shows every little defect. It sucks but you’re probably better off just getting it repainted or finding a replacement on eBay. Sorry for ya.
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Hard to tell by the pictures but how did it get both sides? Seems like if it's falling only the left side should hit.
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Both of those bags clearly have damage through the paint. I have to ask...what really happened? That bike did not just fall over...unless it fell over and slid down the driveway. Sorry about the damage to your new scoot though.
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-21-2018, 07:32 AM
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Sorry about your misfortune, but it looks like both bags are damaged. The material is gouged on the right, and it appears like the left is actually ground down. The first option is to repair and repaint. There's no way these can be "buffed" or "varnished." The second option is to replace with a factory painted bags if you can get them. I'd choose option two seeing as it's a new bike.
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Both of those bags clearly have damage through the paint. I have to ask...what really happened? That bike did not just fall over...unless it fell over and slid down the driveway. Sorry about the damage to your new scoot though.
Yeah let's hear what really happened.

You got off of the bike, put the kickstand down, went and took a shower, and the bike was down just sitting there in the garage ???

I guess that's one way of getting new 4.5" extended bags, lol.

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2 + 2 =5?
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Sorry to read this for sure......but I am a tad confused as well - How did both bags get scratched (if I am reading the pics correctly) from a tip over? - The right bag has a hell of a long scratch on the bottom and the left bag has a chip out of the bottom - That is one crazy tip over for sure

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Just guessing here, but maybe the bike was parked on a slope and left in neutral, and it rolled backwards (or forward for that matter) between the two objects that scratched both bags before it decided to lay down and take a nap.
On the bright side, at least ya don't have to worry about getting that first scratch on it anymore.

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