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Hi all,

I have a 2018 S1000RR that after only 5,500km and just over 1 year old has black paint fading on both sides of the frame where my knees rest while in the normal riding position. The only thing to ever touch these spots is my denim draggin jeans and leather pants. After reporting this to BMW they have knocked it back saying that it's normal wear and tear and that it will not be repaired under warranty. At only 5,500km and just over 1 year old, this is definitely not normal wear and tear! I can only imagine how the frame would look in these two spots after 10,000, 15,000, 20,000km and so on.

I'm just wondering, has anyone else had the same or similar issue? I called and asked 2 dealerships and they both said that they hadn't heard of this before.

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I don’t think you’ve got much of a chance. All materials will polish out like that when rubbed together in the process of riding.
 

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I don’t think you’ve got much of a chance. All materials will polish out like that when rubbed together in the process of riding.
After only 5,500km? That doesn't seem right at all. And why only my bike and not others. It just doesn'
 

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After only 5,500km? That doesn't seem right at all. And why only my bike and not others. It just doesn'
After only 5,500km? That doesn't seem right at all. And why only my bike and not others. It just doesn't seem right at all. Paint on a frame or any surface shouldn't come off that quickly and easily.
 

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I'll look at mine with 17,000 miles. I recall a slight fade but nothing you can't expect to see on a machine that gets incredibly hot in that region. You should just buy frame covers and hide it if it bothers you. Sounds like you're kind of fueling your own fight here as that discoloration is very minimal.
 

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Have you thought of buying ilmberger Carbon Fiber frame covers not that you will repair the issue you have but at least you can preserve the frame from getting worse I have had a set of those covers and they added a unique look to the bike plus they were quite beneficial with blocking engine heat from being felt by my lower body
 

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Check out these pictures to get an idea of what they looked like installed Ilmberger has the best quality Carbon Fiber as far as finish & fit
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Hey, I've also got an 18'. Had it for a year and put over 11000 hard km on it. No sign of paint wearing on the frame...
 
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