Re: Highmark hood melted after 1 mile?
I suspect that the dealer either did as you said or swapped hoods off the new sled for a customer that melted his hood. It is very common for a new sled to come out the factory with 1-2 miles on the odo., track stand time. Mine had 2.3 miles and not a scuff on the track. Track stand run in time is usually done with the hood open for inpections so it should not have affected the hood. Somethin's fishy, look the sled over real good have the dealer get you a new hood if you buy it. Also check the clearance between hood and pipe, it may be a pipe fitment or hood sag after in comes out of the mold issue. Too bad 'cause you'll love the sled.
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