Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Adelaide in the land of Oz
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?