x2 my camo looks like new still after a 4 yr old jumping on it and mad riding thru brush ect i use pledge to keep it lookin good help with mud but 1 yr later still looks like new no issue so far
Agreed mud acts like sandpaper and I do ride hard in some nasty stuff, that has def helped to speed up the process but it started wearing off when my bike was brand new and it had never been in a mudhole yet. It also seems that different camo patterns hold up better then others. Maybe they are applied differently due to the patents on the pattern. My bros big bear camo looks brand new, WTF? Different plastics, different company? For me it doesn't matter what pants i'm wearing after each ride a little more is gone.i'm pushing 3900kms on my 07 with camo and it's wearing off by my legs, but nowhere near as bad as the pics mill posted. you really gotta be straddling her pretty hard to be wearing it off like that.
that said, any surface camo will eventually wear off and it seems like your riding style dictates how fast it wears off. mud acts like sandpaper when you rub it against your machine and repeated rubbing will cause this. i like to use my feet to rock the machine rather than straddling and rocking with my legs.
after about 3000kms of hard riding with lots of rocking back and fourth. very little wear if any....
i've seen a few 07's that still look as good as mine. but, there are many 10's that look as bad as yours. the only thing i can think of is yamaha switched to cheaper materials to get the job done. maybe they're using a different recipe for the actual plastics themselves and the camo dip simply doesn't stick as good?It also seems that different camo patterns hold up better then others. Maybe they are applied differently due to the patents on the pattern. My bros big bear camo looks brand new, WTF? Different plastics, different company?
:rocker:Nothing wrong with red for hunting! Animals don't see colors very well and don't see red as red. They see it as a shade of what humans would say is grey! Animals notice movement and contrasts better than humans but red to an animal looks like a neutral shade of color, like tan is to a human! Color doesn't matter much it's how it contrasts and moves against the back ground color.Well I didn't want red to hunt with. Don't they have a silver or black?
I was thinking green or camo.
No. I bought a 2012 Camo 700 this year and it doesn't have the textured finish of the solid color. No wear yet but its only a few months old.I really like the looks of the Camo Grizz and am pretty dedicated to buying that color, but those pictures made me cringe. Do you think the new "textured" paint for 2012 will help prevent this wearing?