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    Changing to black trim, does Yamaha make a black steering pad?

    I hate the small light grey pad in the center of the handle bars on my 2011 FZS. I noticed the part number is different on the 15's, but I don't know why. Are the new ones black? Is there any year FZ that has a black or dark gray steering pad? (not the big 2 piece one around the bars, the little one in the center)


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    Not for FZ

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    For the 14 and 15 it's dark gray instead of light gray

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    I wonder if boiled in black fabric dye would work? I've dyed nylon using that method.

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    SEM Vinyl Prep and SEM ColorCoat are what you need. Krylon Fusion will also work jut fine. Prep = CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN and then CLEAN again.

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    Not sure about the FZ but switching to the cover from the '14 VXR solved the problem for me.

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    Thanks for the ideas. Dark gray would be better than light grey, but since I'm changing to black trim I think I'll look into the Krylon Fusion.

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    The trick to Krylon Fusion is plenty of prep with SLX Denatured Alcohol. I would wash it real good with an all purpose cleaner, dry it and then wipe it about 4-5 times with SLX. If you prep it correctly, Fusion is a GREAT option.

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    Changing to black trim, does Yamaha make a black steering pad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baja FZS View Post
    Thanks for the ideas. Dark gray would be better than light grey, but since I'm changing to black trim I think I'll look into the Krylon Fusion.
    Contrast of the dark gray with black steering plastics looks nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmfmk3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baja FZS View Post
    Thanks for the ideas. Dark gray would be better than light grey, but since I'm changing to black trim I think I'll look into the Krylon Fusion.
    Contrast of the dark gray with black steering plastics looks nice..
    That's a good point. I still have some dark grey on the ski, so it would tie in. It's only an $11 part, I might just order one to see how it looks.

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