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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Rusting spokes

I have a 2017 AT manual and I was wondering has anyone had problems with the spokes. It looks like they are pitted or rusting. Any info would be helpful and is Honda standing behind this issue if its widespread. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 03:24 PM
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Yup mine have gone, getting replaced under warranty atm
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Mine were replaced within 3 months - waiting for my second set now. I'm being told July for the stainless ones.
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I'm being told July for the stainless ones.

That’s good to know thanks.

My left side painted engine casing is also being replaced
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Im waiting on mine been told August for the stainless but may be earlier as i have the black wheels and there is less of a back order on them....
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Also waiting been told there being shipped in June so hopefully get them in July , the wheels are black .
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 07:31 AM
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Yip mine too , also waiting 2 months . hope they are S/steel
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Looks like mine are starting to go. I'll leave it as late as I can to report it before the warranty expires because I don't want 'old stock' parts fitted for the problem to return. I suspect that there will still be a supply of original rims in Australia as dealer spares and Honda won't fit the newer rims until they have exhausted the old crap.

Many years ago I had a BMW 1200 Cruiser which had the same problem excepting the bike had lots of bling so it wasn't just spokes. In fact I think the spokes were stainless but the rims were chromed - badly.

I had many parts changed over the time I owned the bike, even when the bike was officially out of warranty, but the replacements were old stock so the problem quickly returned. Final straw, a complete front wheel assembly was fitted. I rode the bike home and stored it under cover for the Winter with vaseline on the rims and other chrome parts for protection. Washed it off in the Spring and the chrome began peeling off again.

Anyone in Oz had replacements with stainless spokes yet?
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I suspect that there will still be a supply of original rims in Australia as dealer spares and Honda won't fit the newer rims until they have exhausted the old crap.
I guess they will have to make new rims because stainless steel spokes are generally larger diameter, but other than that have you heard of a different surface treatment for the 'new' rims, as my gold ones have corroded badly?
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mike5100, I'd try a light wipe down with Corrosion X. It is used extensively to corrosion protect airplane aluminum (prevents electrolysis). Check out their website.

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