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Hi:
Does anyone know if they make some sort or scuff protector to fit between the trunk lid and base as well as the side compartments?
I have noticed my bike has been chafing where the covers meet.
Thanks, Rick
 

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Welcome to the forum! Lots of guys have done some pretty creative mods, but a simple, easy, and cheap fix is to use the fuzzy side of velcro on the trunk lid. Works fine
 

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Hey Rick,
Welcome to the board!

I took all the screws out of the lower / inner trunk lid as that is the part that actually closes and seals and put 2 or 3 washers between the upper and lower lids as needed. I put them at all 4 corners and the middle front and middle back of the lid. Did not put washers on all the screws. That will raise the upper lid enough so that it will not rub the lower lid lip anymore.
Good luck!
 

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http://www.wingriderproducts.com/

Austin TX based family business. I have this on my 07. Works great.
+1 on Pilots suggestion....
One of the things that kept the problem coming back for me.....
was that the trunk lid not only supports it's own weight (and the weight of anything on a luggage rack).....
but it supports the weight and pressure of the passenger leaning against their backrest.
I noticed the flex and movement at the trunk edge gap as my wife got on and leaned back into the backrest.
I had felt pads (the heavy stuff you put under furniture) and they compressed with that pressure.
I thought about how she shifts her weight and braces herself against that backrest (like when we are riding through twisties).
That's why I like the adjustable trunk lid support plates from WingRider Products.
 

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I used windshield washer tubing inside the trunk seal to stiffen it up and then use ski saver tape on the contact areas around the trunk lid on the inside. Ski saver tape is what we use to cover our ski tops to keep them from getting banged up when we crossed our skis. It is pretty tough stuff you should be able to buy by the foot at your local ski shop and it does not seem to yellow.
 

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Steve Saunders Web Page, He shows how to install the 7/32 rubber tubing inside the weather striping under the trunk lid. It is a beautiful fix and you can't even tell it is there! Simple to install and works like a million bucks
 

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I did the tubing tango as one of my first attempts at solving this problem about 6 years ago. It didn't do anything to stop the rubbing on my bike.
I installed the tubing fix to add support in the upward direction, and then applied the velcro to prevent the flexing laterally. It looks good so far, but I haven't put on 1000 miles yet, so I guess time will tell.
 

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I used 1/4" clear vinyl tubing inside the seal on my old wing. Loaded the heck out of the luggage rack and never had an issue. The tubing was one of the first things I did to the new wing. Some fuzzy velcro spots on the inside of the lid where it contacts the nibs on the side and behind the latch keep it centered.:thumbup:
 

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Got the fuzzy side of velcro pads 1/2" diameter and put em on the rub points on the lower side of trunk seems to keep the chafing down.
 

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Installed wingrider supports today. Pretty simple fix - hope it works......
 

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sweet:congrats:
 

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This is what I use also. More expensive than velcro but the problem goes away completely. Helps support spoiler and trunk rack also. Worth every penny.
Kurt:thumbup:
Ditto.

Had for about a year. Just wish I had done it before the wear spots
started. Works great.
 

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I also went with the tubing. Steve Saunders did a very good job of explaining how to do it, and so far it's worked perfect for me after over four years. Inexpensive yet effective!
 
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