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Rusty Spokes on New Urban Enduro

Discussion in 'Scrambler Wheels & Tires' started by Calixto, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Calixto

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    I have a 2016 Scrambler Urban Enduro which I bought in July 2016. My bike has less than 600 miles on it, always garaged and never ridden in the rain. I live in San Diego, CA. I just noticed all of my spokes have surface rust on them. I mean come on, I haven't even taken it in for the first service yet. Anybody else having a similar issue? Taking the bike in next week for its first service and the kick stand bolt recall so I'll definitely bring up the issue with the dealer. Just curious if anybody else was encountering this quality issue. I thought the spokes might be stainless but someone else mentioned they were zinc coated. Regardless they shouldn't be having this issue.
     
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    Yes,I had this issue,but then I live in England where they cover the roads in salt.
    Like you said it was surface rust and luckily I spotted it before it became worse.
    I just cleaned the spokes with fresh oil which removed the rust spots.
    No,it certainly shouldn't happen to such a low mileage bike.
    Hope you get it sorted
     
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    Thanks Dave! I guess ideally it would be nice to just powder coat or paint them and not have to worry about it but that is a lot of work.
     
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    WD40 will sort it.
     
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    In that case you'd rather disassemble the wheels and respoke them with ss spokes. Powder coating or painting complete spoke wheel sounds odd (ghetto).

    my $0.02....

    But yeah, it shouldn't happen on a new bike.
     
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    I don't know how close you live to the beach but if you live within 5 miles you can exspect to see more. I lived in Costa Mesa before moving to Newport Beach. Costa Mesa was bad enough but after I moved down by the water I really saw how bad that salt air can kill anything metal. It's a constant battle.
     
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    Someone else mentioned WD-40. It works really well. I used to wipe down all exposed metal with it.
     
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    Try acf 50 I've had my whole bike done in it it's amazing muck just falls off


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    +1 on ACF50
     
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    As an alternative Scottoil FS365 which you spray on a cold wet bike has a similar effect but is easier to remove than ACF50.
     
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    It is also water based and not nearly so effective. I apply ACF50 with a sponge soaked in it. A wipe over the surfaces leaves a virtually invisible film and by it's nature ACF50 will creep into nooks and crannies. I'm a convert.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the suggestions! I'll check out both. Taking it in next week for service. The dealer said he would check it out and potentially send out a note to Ducati. Regardless if Ducati takes action on it, it's still good for them to know that they have an issues here. I do live about a mile away from the beach but it's always stored in the garage and hasn't been ridden in the rain or wet streets. I have a 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser in the garage next to the bike and it doesn't have a bunch of rusty parts on it. Thanks again for all the suggestions!!
     
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