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Old Apr 10th 2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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Can one of you V4R owners verify this please?

Friend of mine sent me this link on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFRzhIB...on_share_sheet

Are all the V4R's like this, or did someone over in Italy make a boo-boo during assembly?
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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So....this is not nice.
I do believe that the cover is just a transport cover, which is supposed to be removed.
Or shall I say I do hope...?

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Old Apr 10th 2019, 01:34 PM   #3
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Curious what others see as well, that's my bike in the video.
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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Realistically, it is not an access panel if I get that right, it is a frame modification to reduce stiffness compared to the other models. So I assume that cover was never intended to be removed. However a proper design with hooks and latches instead of the RTV would’ve been a good idea
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 06:23 PM   #5
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It is not meant to be removed, yes they could have came up with something better to install it.. My V4R has it just like them all.. I will be doing a proper fix on it when I have time off from Racing.
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 01:27 AM   #6
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Oosh that hurt while watching.
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 01:31 AM   #7
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There'll be one in carbon soon and everyone will fit them with mastik without question.
No big deal in the grand scheme of things, though agree its not a pretty fix from the factory.
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 02:22 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Phl View Post
Realistically, it is not an access panel if I get that right, it is a frame modification to reduce stiffness compared to the other models. So I assume that cover was never intended to be removed. However a proper design with hooks and latches instead of the RTV would’ve been a good idea
In the video you can see it has hooks as part of the plastic cover. from what you're saying is it possible the plastic latches wouldn't be enough by themselves because of the flex, heat , vibration , wind , etc etc etc. if that is the case then i wouldn't worry about a little silicone sealer on my frame cover.
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Is this at both sides and only for the V4R??
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 06:08 AM   #10
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Is this at both sides and only for the V4R??
YES and YES
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