Join Date: May 2018
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Year/Make/Model: 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic SE
It's very unlikely the bike is overexposed to sun as it is stored inside my garage, and only used for about 5 months out of the year. We do get warm summers and cold winters, not sure what effect that might have on the plastics. I would also stress that I have not noticed any issues with the other plastics. I have to believe that the issue was triggered by the removal and retightening of the screws. I am convinced that though I thought I was being careful not to overtighten, I actually tightened them too much. What I find strange though is that nothing snapped during tightening, but the condition ocurred progressively over the next few days. I first noticed some very fine lines around the screw heads, and then almost a spider web effect around the screw heads, where I could see the black underlying material under the paint. At this point I new the fender was toast.
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