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Has anyone had problems with these breaking? Within the first year I've had both sides replaced. Now it hasn't been a year and they are broken again. I'm trying to contact yamaha customer service today. I don't see my self spending $77 to replace both sides. Need some advice soon.
 

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How are you breaking them? Mine are fine.
 

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Order CF tank sides. They are stronger, and will look great.
 

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^^ :werd +1
 

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i ve had the same problem time and time again...first, the little tab on the front snaps, and then just by rubbing your thighs on the plastic under braking, the rear tab that bolts on to the fuel tank will break too and then its useless...i got me CF tank sides a couple of days ago, not exactly as OEM as i would like them to be(meaning some tabs that would help are missing, if you buy CF make sure you buy from Mcarbon), i hope this was the last of it...
 

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the tabs on mine that bolt to the gas tank broke. im not shellin out dumb money for crap thats gonna break again so i got some velcro squares and put it near the tabs on the tank. ive ridden 500 miles without a problem and ill be doin a trackday the 28th so we shall see if it holds up
 

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I broke both of the little nipples off the front part of the side covers. I guess i could just glue then down but it doesn't really bother me that much.
 

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I'm the one who started the orginal post. I couple friends said I should put fiberglass and resin on the plastic to strengthen and fix it. I will make a post later to see if that works.
 

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the tabs on mine that bolt to the gas tank broke. im not shellin out dumb money for crap thats gonna break again so i got some velcro squares and put it near the tabs on the tank.
:werd Samething I did.
 

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both of mine broke too. i had to order them form mrcycles and i used some fiberglas and resin to make the tabs stronger. you should try carbon fiber as someone already said.
 

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Mine just broke also. I allready ordered another one but I will definatlly do the velcro thing if they break again.
 

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Both mine are broken...i was thinking of doing the carbon fiber replacement. Sad to her those aftermarket ones are not as good. I would be interested in seeing if that reinforcement works.
 

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Mine broke as well a few months ago, riding on the highway at about 70, 75 all of a sudden I felt a slap on the inside of my left thigh and looked down to see it get crushed by a passing car. Definitely looking into CF replacements, just wondering how it'll look with CF side covers but original plastic 1/2 of tank, maybe will replace all 3 with CF
 

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I'm having this same problem right now. I tried using super strong glue after the tab snapped and it held for a few days but eventually fell off onto the highway and got ran over.
 
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