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Intrepid Ken
16-08-05, 19:33
My 650 is now just over 2 years old and has done a total of 4 k. Basically it is kept inside and seldom used. It had no signs of corrosion until this weekend when it did its first big trip in heavy rain. When I got it home I found that the paint on the forks had flacked away exposing the aluminum.

So what do I do, gentally sand it and spray it. If so with what? There is none of the usual white powderie stuff.

Steptoe
16-08-05, 21:16
your not meant to use them in the rain -

where do you live that it only rains heavily once every two years -

Fanum
16-08-05, 21:20
My 650 is now just over 2 years old and has done a total of 4 k.

So that's how you got the name 'intrepid' Ken :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Mick O'Malley
16-08-05, 21:48
Corrosion - what do I do to slow or stop it

Keep the bike in a sealed container filled with an inert gas, such as argon, at a steady temperature of -273c. It will stay corrosion free indefinitely.

Regards, Mick

Tarka
16-08-05, 22:23
Use flexible sanding blocks which will shape themselves to the curve of the fork tubes,or Scotchbrite pads. ( having removed the forks from the bike,ideally).

Mask off the fork stanchion and oil seal.

Apply a couple of coats of metal primer.

Then a couple of coats of Smoothrite aerosol silver.

To ice the cake,a couple of coats of aerosol clear polyurethene.