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Ok... before you ask, my Fury is in the garage when I am not riding it all over SoCal. I have a problem with rust occuring on the forks where the lower member wiper seal rides, my front rotor, and underside of my triple trees. Also the painted washers and front brake line bracket is showing some weathering. I wipe her down every night when I get home and keep her covered. I do ride down the beach every day and that is why she gets the royal treatment... plus she is a Fury.
My question is has anyone else had a issue with spot rust? I am active and there are several guys that have bikes and they did not start having these problems for atleast five years after they got their bikes and they ride and live in the same area.
Any input will be appreciated since the dealer took photos but sounds like they are not going to push the issue any further. Thanks :(
 

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I ride on PCH a lot and haven't noticed any rust yet, but don't have the miles on it like you do, just got it a month ago.. Going in for the 600 mile check up.
I clean mine up after every ride and garage it. I don't cover it. It seems the worst riding by the ocean is evenings, it tends to get the ocean slime on all over.
I use Mothers Showtime when cleaning it, so it could be the light wax is helping
It's still stock until RAW Design's get's my Reeper pipes fabricated...

Try Mothers' Showtime when you wipe it down, maybe that will help.

Enjoy the ride...:D
T

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Thanks T

Yeah I do have a few miles on her since I got mine as soon as it came out... hard to believe that I did my 600 miles three services past. I have over 5,500 miles on mine right now and not looking back.
I use the Mothers Chrome polish on almost all but the painted parts. I have done a few thinks on mine. Will have some pics posted after my lights get here from Raw in a week or so.
I will PM ya and maybe we could meet up sometime.

Shane:cool:
 

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you costal guys have it a little diffrent, with the salt spray and all.
I'm in the Chicago area, and It's all good in the summer. But the winter is brutal, they dump tons of salt on the roads, and I see a few guys out riding at the end of March. I like to wait for a few heavy rains to wash the salt off in the spring before I hit the road.
Now I will go down to the garage and inspect for rust, and chrome bubbling Issues.
I did have an "86" Corvette convertible that I used Zymol on often, and I think that crap absoulutly destroyed the finish, the rear deck clear coat peeled like it was sunburned.
Happy riding , all!
 

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i would suggest leaving it uncovered, especially since you put it in a garage, that way it can breath better and dry out. even the best breathable covers are still going to hold in some dampness.
I've ridden mine in the rain a few times, had it caught in the rain outdoors while i was at work, and have done nothing but wipe it down with a dry cloth and i have no rust spots that i've seen thus far. i park mine in the garage uncovered when not riding it.
it could be the salty water having a greater effect for you though.
 

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I live and ride close to the Gulf of Mexico and I'll tell you the best defense against the salt air environment is a regimine of soap and water. If you just wipe her down, you'll miss the cracks and crevaces where the rust breeds. Just my 2¢
 

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X2!!!! I live by the shore and give her a good bath after she cools down. Worked so far for me.
 

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Yeah. An after ride hose down sounds like it's in order. I don't live on a coast, but after a ride by the ocean I usually rinse a bike down for that reason.
 

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salt water will rust anything,even chrome.wash it down with soap and water.get the rust off with oo steel wool then coat with clear coat.
 
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