Engine Scratches caused by boots

Mixel

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I have an 03 YZ250F, and Tech 8  boots.  The left side of my engine is getting scratched and grooved pretty bad from the steel toe on the boots.  Has anyone seen this problem or know of a fix for it?  I've thought of maybe hitting the engine with a little spray on bed liner where the scratches are, and maybe pulling the steel piece off of my boots, but im still open to ideas.

Here are a couple of pictures to show where the scratches are, but they dont do much to show how deep they are.

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=615e7ff6-7d22-6dd4-3d2f-6f90551c6ea4&size=

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=6d925238-4e08-2330-6cd2-72eb4d3e58a9&size=
 
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Actually it is called a crankcase cover and it is $35. Check it out.

http://216.37.204.203/Yamaha_OEM/YamahaDB.asp?Type=13&A=249&B=14
 
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#7
ya i have a '03 yz250f and i went out riding the other day and slid out because another rider was coming the opposite way right around the rockwall and i slid out and scratched my front fender. and i have that wear on my crank case also. its normal.
 

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A dirtbike with scratches, what has this world come to! You must replace the
cover, this very second!! And dont ride it if you cant ride without scratching it,
ride with you foot sticking far out to the side.
 
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#9
Mine used to get scratched before I quit wearing boots. I ride in my socks only now. :thumb:

All kidding aside, I hate when the covers get all nasty looking, makes the bike look like it's been neglected in a squidly kinda way. Have you considered the trick covers from some of the racing companies like Boyeson? I don't know how they hold up to scratching and gouging but they look good new.
 

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I dont care that the scratches are visible, its the deep grooves that are in the middle of the scratches.  I dont know how thick the metal is, and i dont want to be out on the middle of the trail when it finally does get thin enough to break when my boot hits it.
 

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#11
its a dirt bike!!! if you are worried about scratches, go to the dealer and get a harley:)
 

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#12
The metal is apx 1/4 in or 6.5mm You could take some JB weld and
fill the scratches if there bothering you that much and paint if nedded
mine has these also but i dont worry.