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post #1 of 17 Old Oct 17th, 2005, 12:11 pm Thread Starter
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Angry Boot Marks ?

My wife has a problem getting off and on the K12LT. I am just happy that she is willing...but how can I get these marks off. I have tried a bunch of cleaners. I think the seat is scratched and its really a scuff. I am very surprised that BMW would use a material that scuffs so easily. Has anyone else noticed this?
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post #2 of 17 Old Oct 17th, 2005, 12:41 pm
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My girlfriend also did this... I used matching shoe polish to touch up the scuff. It isn't a perfect match, but better than looking at a light grey scuff mark. (also note that the scuff was very small) I haven't had to touch it up all summer.

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What is it with girls and scuffing the back seat. My friend did the same thing to my bike the very first time we rode together! I used Armorall and that helped quite a bit. I now it's not the best product for reasons too lengthy to get into now, but it worked enough to keep obsessive me from looking at the scuff all the time.

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Scuffs are pretty tough to get rid of - the surface of the vinyl has been abraided - or scratched - so what you are looking at is the underlying fabric. BMW actually uses a very high quality vinyl for their seats - but like all vinyl it has it's limitations.

You might want to pick up one of those vinyl repair kits and try massaging some of the repair gunk in there with a Q tip, then wipe it off quickly and let it dry. You'll probably have to custom mix the color to get it to match well. I would mix some up and put it on an hidden area first and let it dry to check the color match, otherwise the repair may look worse than the scuff!


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Vinyl??

I thought these things were leather?

Crap - been using leather cleaner/conditioner on this thing since I got it!

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You know I love reading these posts...But sometimes they just blow me away...At least someone is riding with you and enjoying life with you...My gal steps on the seat to get on and off...Short leg syndrome I expect...It isn't a real costly deal to get you seats redone...Done that got the seat...Again as a silent but watching (lurking) good ol boy I just can't wait to turn on my computer to see what's happen in this crazy ol world...LOL...Scuff marks on the Seat...News at Eleven....Be safe all...and ride Hard....

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"It isn't a real costly deal to get you seats redone"

Obviously- you have not looked at our prices. Get ready to GAG!

"Done that got the seat"

Yep, just like hundreds of thousands of others, bought "old school technology" invented in the 1950's in a desperate attempt to get comfortable - only to be dissapointed time and time again with the same old wine in a brand new bottle and a fancy lable... polyurethane and vinyl/leather. Kind of like comparing two buck chuck to Silver Oak. YAWN.

You may want to consider stepping into the 21 st century: www.KonTourSeat.com

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A little scuff ain't that bad, just shows that you use it. I'd rather see a few scuffs and lots of smiles than a beautiful seat and no miles.

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Well said, Dano, well said!!!


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If my SO doesn't ride with me, then how are those skuff marks getting on the seat? You young studs will find as you age that getting the correct elevation with the right leg going over the seat is harder to do some days and you will catch your heel on the seat. But since I just sit on the front seat and the skuff is on the back seat and I usually don't look back there especially when I am riding. It is not a problem for me.

Actually the skuffs go with the scratches on the door to the oddments box that occur when I put the house and office keys in the box or try to put something in the box or retrieve something when the handlebars are in the full locked position. I just figure its part of the "BMW Experience".
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I bought the adjustable foot pegs for my wife.

Bike on side stand.

Marietta would step on the foot peg to get on.

Been widowed for two years.
I miss the occasion scuff and scratch to the side case.
I wish we had put more scuffs and scratches on our LT.

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Get one of those Alaska Leather sheepskin pads for the seat. It will protect the seat and also be more comfortable. She may thank you later, if you know what I mean.
I remember my first new bike, Suzuki GS750E, black of course, I was showing it to my female cousin, same age as me. She asked if she could sit on it and before I could say anything she kicked her leg up with her metal studded pseudo cowboy boots and dragged that boot across my brand new painted tank digging a groove into the paint down to the metal. Bike was two days old. All she said was "oops".

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Bob, I hear what you say about missing the occasional scuff and scratch. Even my boys, as they grow up, they seem to have less time to ride with me, scratch & scuff the back 1/2 of the LT. I miss those days, also miss having the lady back there.

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I never got my 25 bucks! Seriously, one of the munchkin/techs at BMW Daytona scuffed my 12S seat and it PO's me every time I look at it. I have done everything under the sun except shoot the SOB trying to get rid of the scuffs.

And yes, my K12LT with the ta ta KONTOUR SEAT looks as fresh and perky (the seat that is) as the day I got it almost year and a half ago! In fact, sometimes throwing my leg over the BakUp or doing the leg extend, flamingo walk, I have dragged a sole over the Kontour Seat, and nada, nothing, just like new.

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I never got my 25 bucks! Seriously, one of the munchkin/techs at BMW Daytona scuffed my 12S seat and it PO's me every time I look at it. I have done everything under the sun except shoot the SOB trying to get rid of the scuffs.

And yes, my K12LT with the ta ta KONTOUR SEAT looks as fresh and perky (the seat that is) as the day I got it almost year and a half ago! In fact, sometimes throwing my leg over the BakUp or doing the leg extend, flamingo walk, I have dragged a sole over the Kontour Seat, and nada, nothing, just like new.
Hmmm, I dunno John, I think you may have misread my post.

Everytime you mention ta ta seat you have to pay US $25.00! A better racket than Internet poker.

Now, if only I could figure out a way to get skid/scuff marks out of my underwear I could make my Amy the happiest woman in the world - and put Proctor and Gamble out of business.


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