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Speedy is now four months old and has only done 3000km of mostly fair-weather riding. It lives tucked up in my garage, safe, sound and dry! It gets treated to a wash and polish each week, carefully dried in the warm late-afternoon sun.

And yet...

Over the past few weeks I notice that the bright polished aluminium that support the rider and pillion foot pegs are showing serious signs of deterioration -- aluminium oxide film forming on the metal surfaces particularly in the corners and crevices.

How can I stop the rot? Has anyone else experienced this problem? Should I have the parts bead blasted and lacquer coated? Maybe someone could give me some better advice, based on experience?
 

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Salty (sea) air will cause corrosion issues if you are down wind of the sea, and sometimes even if you are upwind - due to even minimum salt content in the soil/dust.

If you have a lot of lime in the water, you will have corrosion issues - I have it bad where I live.

I use a filter on my hose for washing my vehicles. Even the Mr. Clean filtering/washing system will work well.

I occasionally use a product called CorrosionX sprayed on the fasteners and other bits and pieces to remove and prevent corrosion.

I hope this helps.

[ This message was edited by: Devious2XS on 2007-01-13 07:47 ]
 

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Its your location, and how close you are to the sea...also, most areas close to the coast also have a great deal of salt in their water sources...Use a filter like Dev said or just powder coat your parts.

I got a few squid friends that ride Suzuki's in the Corpus Christi area and they always get some form of corrosion...their solution is powder coating.

I may sound like a tard but I usually use gun oil on some areas of my bike...it works for my guns.... :hammer:
 

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On 2007-01-13 07:41, Devious2XS wrote:
Salty (sea) air will cause corrosion issues if you are down wind of the sea, and sometimes even if you are upwind - due to even minimum salt content in the soil/dust.
+1 I made the BAD mistake of taking my 72 Cuda to coastal NC for a couple of years (about 28 miles from the water). The vinyl top absorbed a lot of salt content and the entire roof was trashed within those 2 years. Shoulda left it in IL for certain. Decided to get rid of it since it wasn't worth anything from a collector standpoint (idiot before me changed the dash pad.......including VIN tag), I got the same amount I paid 10 years before (and I swapped a 360 into and kept the 340), so it was fun while it lasted. Now I just need a shell for the 340 powerplant.
 

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(and I swapped a 360 into and kept the 340), so it was fun while it lasted. Now I just need a shell for the 340 powerplant.
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Hey is that a steel crank 340? I have a 71 Challenger convertible looking 4 one of those...
 
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