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Ronnie W

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2018 blacked out front
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:16:55 PM »

Has anyone with the blacked out front forks had a problem with the powercoat chipping off? Mine started chipping at 1000 miles and by the time I had 3k on it there were several spots that had chipped off. I called customer service and sent them pictures and the told me it is rock chips. NOT COVERED.  I ask for a manager to call me back and I have not gotten a call in 3 weeks. The dealer already knew of the problem and knew I was pissed. They took care of it but I think that Harley should have. Powercoat if its done correctly should not chip before the paint does.
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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 11:42:59 AM »

At least the dealer fixed it. Harley always has some excuse why it's not their fault...
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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 11:52:44 AM »

You're scaring me, Ronnie. I just bought a 2018 FLTRXS that is all black. I'll be watching my front forks like an eagle now.

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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 01:44:39 PM »

Has to make you wonder how thin the powder is being laid on.  A good 4-5 mil thick powder application should hold up much better than paint.
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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 01:54:35 PM »

Has to make you wonder how thin the powder is being laid on.  A good 4-5 mil thick powder application should hold up much better than paint.

Either that or it's actually just painted on, Don.  Bad/poor prep of the surface before paint/powder? 

Oh wait, it can't be that.  The MoCo has already said "rock chips" so no coverage....sorta like "salt water" caused the paint issues a few years ago....so let it be written, so let it be done.... ;D
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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 02:46:32 PM »

Either that or it's actually just painted on, Don.  Bad/poor prep of the surface before paint/powder? 

Oh wait, it can't be that.  The MoCo has already said "rock chips" so no coverage....sorta like "salt water" caused the paint issues a few years ago....so let it be written, so let it be done.... ;D

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Re: 2018 blacked out front
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 08:36:01 PM »

Several manufacturers powder coat front suspension components, it is tougher than paint.  If it’s chipping off I would question the prep work.
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