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Old 04-06-2009, 11:34 AM
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Is that what does the damage to all the parts cause i have a few shiney spots in equal places left and right.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:40 AM
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Shiny bits aren't an issue.
The problem is that the bent arm rubs against the roof fabric and make a mother of a hole.

I am on my third roof - and I'm still under warranty.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:42 AM
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Ah right i have no sign of holes at all, ill get some of these to preserve THanks.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:45 AM
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got mine fitted... there are two sizes... the small ones are tight. the large ones are way too big.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:24 PM
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There are actually three sizes: standard, jumbo and super jumbo.

http://lizardskins.com/products/?type=moun...59cae6f3f040613

Maybe you tried fitting the super jumbo?

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Old 04-07-2009, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 98RON,Apr 6 2009, 07:48 PM
STANDARD ones My 'jumbo' ones are pretty darned tight as it is

And to a fellow MY08-er in the north of finest Yorkshire-shire

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:22 AM
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I thought the main "rubbing" point was down the sides by the rear of the side windows, but having just been to see Dave @ Brayley Honda in Hemel, it seems that its up the top either side of the rear window!

Saying that, mine shows no sign of wear as yet - is this necessary? Mine is an -2-reg, so 7 years old, and it's a GT, so the soft top has been protected from the winter elements - thinking maybe I should leave it be since it has last this long without issue!

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:57 AM
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I got some of the fuzzy felt stuff that someone mentioned on here last year or so - think I will get these too though as mine is 9 yrs old and still on the original roof!
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I have felt roof patches, but you can see wear on them from the arms, as my roof is constantly down.

Just ordered two of these - Top job Ronski

But if they wear out in a months time I WILL hunt you down
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeC'S2k,Apr 7 2009, 02:22 PM
I thought the main "rubbing" point was down the sides by the rear of the side windows, but having just been to see Dave @ Brayley Honda in Hemel, it seems that its up the top either side of the rear window!

Saying that, mine shows no sign of wear as yet - is this necessary? Mine is an -2-reg, so 7 years old, and it's a GT, so the soft top has been protected from the winter elements - thinking maybe I should leave it be since it has last this long without issue!

Any thoughts?
I have the same question too.

I recall something about the 04 and beyond roof having a different internal mechanism layout which is what causes the premature wear. I don't think it affects 99-03 cars.

This would also explain why the profiles of most people that seem to be after this fix shows later cars?
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