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Nothing like that on mine. I ride in the heat here - so it isn't the Florida heat doing it. My brake hose doesn't touch there unless I jump on it. Do you have your preload set too soft? Spend a lot of time carrying a passenger?
 

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Mine never touched stock. Now it reallllly doesn't touch. The first bikes never had an abrasion pad there either, so the lines on some rubbed through the paint on the swing arm.

 

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I'll have to take a look at mine after work???

But isn't that a glue on plastic swear patch? item #51 below?

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Yes, that patch was added later in the production run. The stock lines get real close to the swimg arm there, and when they get dirty, just tear up the swing arm. Luckily, mine didn't rub, and the braided lines don't come close.
 

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Mine doesn't show that sort of wear. However, I noticed in other folks photos and on my 09 where my right boot heal rubs the swingarm and I placed a small square of matt black vinyl wrap at that spot to protect the swingarm.
 

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I was all proud of myself and pulled out my Scotchcal tape to show my brother how to safeguard the paint on his swingarm, only to find what you pointed out in the picture. I felt slighted.
 

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I have an early '14 model and it didn't have that protection band aid... noticed this when I was replacing my brake lines for braided lines.

It's completely rubbed off to the metal, I'll need to touch it up now. thankfully the new lines don't come anywhere close to the swingarm.

 

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I have an early '14 model and it didn't have that protection band aid... noticed this when I was replacing my brake lines for braided lines.

It's completely rubbed off to the metal, I'll need to touch it up now. thankfully the new lines don't come anywhere close to the swingarm.

That's what mine looks like... :(
 

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If you leave the sticker off so the line can rub on the swingarm, then yes, yes it will!
 

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Another 14' with rash found as I was installing braided lines last year. =(
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I'm up near Daytona beach FL always riding in the heat and mine doesn't look like that but i have my preload set to stiff, can someone tell me how to create a new thread please?
 

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also keep an eye on the front brake lines as they can rub the fender. i have spieglers and on full fork compression the right brake line (alt routing) will rub. i put some matte black vinyl tape over the area.
 

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also keep an eye on the front brake lines as they can rub the fender. i have spieglers and on full fork compression the right brake line (alt routing) will rub. i put some matte black vinyl tape over the area.
good call but at least a plastic fender is easier to fix than a swingarm. I'm pretty upset with the rash on my swingarm, the Spiegler lines are much thinner than the OEM and the rash shows up very easily.
 
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