I had the same problem with spokes went to my Honda dealer in Dallas AL Lamb Honda who called to put a claim in. I was told that Honda based on the VIN number would replace the spokes but only with what came on the bike as OE. I spoke to the owner about the new stainless spokes on the 18 models and asked if he would call his service rep from Honda to see if they would replace mine with the stainless. He called him and was told he would get back to him, he called me the next day and said I would get the stainless spokes in about 4 days. I have an appointment for next Tuesday the get them installed. It sounds to me when there service people turn you down on the stainless you have to go up the ladder to get it handled. Al Lamb went the extra mile for me and I hope the rest of you with this problem can get your dealer to do the same.