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So I ride my bike to work any day the weather permits, and where I park it it is sitting in the sun for 10 hours a day. Has anyone had experience with this and anything on the bike fading with the sun? :banghead:
 

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my bike sat outside for 2 years no problems except for my rearset risers (anodized) faded
 

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hot sun will fade anything thats painted or dyed
:+1: Yup, I have also heard if your running a Puig windscreen it will magnify the sun on to your gauges and melt. Ive heard of people using a small towel to prevent this from happening.
 

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it will fade just like any other vehicle that has sat in the sun for extended periods of time.
 

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my tank cover, tank pad, and matris steering damper (red to pink)....re painted the bike recently but steering damper is still pink lol
 

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Ok. Cool. I'm gonna ask the boss if I can park elsewhere.
 

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Buy a cheap cover. Keep it @ work & cover it when it's there.

Yeah just cover it and you should be good. Also you might want a way to "lock" the cover on. I had one stolen when had my bike parked in my friends parking garage and another from my apartment complex. Both were something I just got off ebay for 20 or so.
 

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i just always made sure to wax frequently
 

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Buy a cheap cover. Keep it @ work & cover it when it's there.

Buy one of the locking kind. You can lock it on with a padlock the ghetto way too.
 

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I've never had anything fade on any of the motorcycles I've owned. even my old 91 f2 which sat outside in the sun during work everyday after school. I wax and clean everything after rides and **** doesn't get messed up, it's as simple as that.
 

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Only thing I've had fade was anodized tank gas cap. I park in a covered garage now at work instead of outside in the hot hot sun.
 

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Don't sit on the seat in shorts after its been in the sun though. that friggin hurts!
 

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Don't sit on the seat in shorts after its been in the sun though. that friggin hurts!
Burn those thighs did we? lol I know the feeling, had a forest green seat on a waverunner, yikes !!!!

I park in the shade, and wear full gear. But black is still HOT.
 
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