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PostSubject: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:53 am

Is the quality of some of the bits on the GRiSO that poor, or is my proximity to the ocean to blame?
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:22 am

I too am lucky to live near the ocean, and this is one of the prices we pay. Salt air is a bastard on metal. But I have found a couple ways to fight back:

1. Spray this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on a rag and give your rusty bits a good rub. It has rust inhibitors that penetrate and work quite well.

2. Avoid riding near the water on days with heavy surf. If you must, give the bike a good wash before you put it away.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:46 am

Salt water/air corrosion for sure, I love the beach but LBC Tenni is correct, it 's a price you pay. You could live in SW Arizona like me where the air is so dry static electric charges can knock you on your ass or your nose will bleed for no reason. But all of my GRiSO's metal parts are shiny!
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:20 pm

I live at the top of Virginia, just south of where Va., W.V., Md., and Pa., come together.

No salt air, and for distinct seasons.  Winter humidity in the 40%; summer, 90%+.

Except when on the road, my Guzzis are "indoor pets," so I find almost zero rust, but treat any rare "suspicious activity" quickly with various products.

So, I think it is your salt air doing nasty work.  OTOH, a gin & tonic on the lanai in the afternoon just tastes better somehow in Florida.   pirat

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Yup, when I go stay at the beach house I make sure I hit the old bus with the steam cleaner when I come back!

With the mirrors the best answer is to piss 'em off and get 1200 Sport/SE mirrors. Not only will they not rust but they are about a quintillion times better n terms of quality and performance than the stock chromed horrors.

Not a great pic but here they are on the 'Green Horror'.

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:37 pm

How do you make the sucker stick to your ceiling like that, Pete? Nice trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:37 pm

I have a similar issue with rust/corrosion in my brake/clutch lines. Doesnt affection function, but it looks fugly. Was debating picking up some SS lines from Spiegler or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:39 pm

Pete

Is the picture upside down cause of where you live?
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:43 pm

Is it really upside down? It's right way up on my screen?

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:44 pm

Triman023 wrote:
Pete

Is the picture upside down cause of where you live?

cheers Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:04 pm

Northern Hemisphere - things just don't look right...
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:02 pm

I lived in Dover, De for two years and everything that was made of steel, rusted. When it rained, the streets foamed from all the salt in the air and on the ground. So, I agree others here, it's the price you pay for living near the ocean.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:12 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
Yup, when I go stay at the beach house I make sure I hit the old bus with the steam cleaner when I come back!

With the mirrors the best answer is to piss 'em off and get 1200 Sport/SE mirrors. Not only will they not rust but they are about a quintillion times better n terms of quality and performance than the stock chromed horrors.

Not a great pic but here they are on the 'Green Horror'.

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Pete
SE mirrors look good but I prefer an original look. My mirror stalks are the issue, not the mirror heads. The rust is removable with some work, but I'm not inclined to polish much. I even have pock marks on the lower reaches of the forks that aren't in the fender shadow. Forks don't compress that far so the seals are ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:07 am

Stalks are metal, mirror heads are chromed plastic. Plastic no rust eh?

I ditched those mirrors toot suite on my 1100s, they're horrible. Buy a set and store them for posterity if you must, but the Aprilia/SE mirrors are much nicer/utilitarian/functional AND less expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:22 am

Having some fitment issues here . . .

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:41 am

Fissionmaker wrote:
Having some fitment issues here . . .

Those are the type that bolt to your helmet - that's why you're having issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:33 am

I use ACF-50. I previously commuted all year and UK roads are salt mountains in the winter.

I spray into lid and paint it on - it smells good too. Sometimes I have a bath in it to stop my ageing, making me like the male version of Ursula Andress the film in 'She' dont look at the real one as she is wrinkly now.

It's not cheap but it seems to work.

Dump your mirrors and buy this instead.......... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:43 am

Yes roger that , ACF is the dog's
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:57 am

OK those snarky 1200 SE mirrors are cheap so I have them on their way. No more embarrassing stalk stains in my near future.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Fissionmaker wrote:
No more embarrassing stalk stains...

These can sometimes be brought on by the dreaded taint slam.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:40 pm

Fissionmaker wrote:
Having some fitment issues here . . .

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Just use duct tape. It will fit just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:29 am

Don't bolt anything to your helmet, you'll never get your leathers on cherry
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PostSubject: Re: Rust Never Sleeps   Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:37 am

Laker wrote:
These can sometimes be brought on by the dreaded taint slam.
Interesting interpretation of hardware functionality . . . .
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