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Hi Guys , first post looking for some advice


I have a 2017 Honda NC750 , on the right hand stanchion above the part where the shock travel are quite a few rust spots. The dealer has said they are caused by stone damage which seems plausible except for the following :-


There is no corresponding stone damage / rust spots on the left stanchion

The spots of rust on the right stanchion are in areas covered by the small fairing

Some of the spots of rust would beed the stones to be hitting the bike at 90 degrees to the direction of travel


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What does the collective wisdom of this group think ?

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I can’t access the image on my phone. Modern Hondas are nowhere near as rust proof as older models so if you’ve ridden on salted roads it may be deposits have caused the corrosion. Stone impact at 90 degrees is quite common I’d have thought given the state of our roads. Anything thrown up you’re going to hit that way.

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+1 on the Solvol to get the rust spots off. Looks like they show the metal a picture of some chrome these days the quality of plating there. After you get the legs looking OK use ACF50 on a rag and rub it over the metal and fasteners even during the summer it works well. Also GT85 on a more regular basis will keep them protected. Salt/grit on the roads (it's the Chlorine in the Sodium Chloride - salt) that does the damage to any metal even stainless steel will corrode eventually.


Rob B

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If they have committed to a replacement take it up. hopefully a one off manufacturing fault. keep a good eye on the rest of the bike.


rob

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Honda have agreed to supply new stanchions but i have to pay the labour , still not happy as they won’t explain why one is showing signs of corrosion and the other isn’t

 

I can see why you are miffed. Last time time I bought a commuter I was looking at new Honda but checked out a few dealers who had bikes in that were two to three years old. The corrosion present on them persuaded me to buy an older Honda which has better build quality.

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A bit of aluminium foil and wd40 will clean it up, just scrunch it in a ball and quick squirt of wd on it and rub.


The foil is stronger than rust so will take it off but not hard enough to scratch the chrome.


And yes it sounded like total bulls**t to me too until I tried it and it did wonders :lol:

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A bit of aluminium foil and wd40 will clean it up, just scrunch it in a ball and quick squirt of wd on it and rub.


The foil is stronger than rust so will take it off but not hard enough to scratch the chrome.


And yes it sounded like total bulls**t to me too until I tried it and it did wonders :lol:

 

When I was a nipper this is how we used to clean the chrome on our pedal bikes, it’s very effective. But the best bit is that you need to scoff the mince pie to get at the foil in the first place.

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:up: I was just about to say the same lol


Prob is what the feck you for the Labour charges you could have bought new yourself. I'd just clean them.up like above and keep the cash in your pocket .. As its not as if the bike falling a part just bit rust ..clean it.off move on .and I would not use that dealer again for services parts or even using there bog make it plane to them your going else where .As the money they lose off you might do it ..

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A bit of aluminium foil and wd40 will clean it up, just scrunch it in a ball and quick squirt of wd on it and rub.


The foil is stronger than rust so will take it off but not hard enough to scratch the chrome.


And yes it sounded like total bulls**t to me too until I tried it and it did wonders :lol:

 

When I was a nipper this is how we used to clean the chrome on our pedal bikes, it’s very effective. But the best bit is that you need to scoff the mince pie to get at the foil in the first place.

 

Ooooooooh mince pies! I used the boring stuff on a roll with nothing edible inside :roll:

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