Adventure sport wheel rim corrosion..?
Hi all, just wondering how people have gone on with the gold wheel corrosion. My Adventure sport is 10 months old, I've done 7k miles and been all, over europe last summer in the heat wave. The bike got tucked up into hibernation back at the end of November, cleaned, dried and ACF'd. It was at this point that i noticed the black spots mainly on the brake side of the rear rim, thinking it was oil from the chain I tried to clean it off and realised it was actually corrosion. I did a little on line re-search and am under the impression that it is caused by Iron particles in the pads reacting with the gold on the rims. The bike has now awoken from its hibernation and I've took it to my main dealer for its service prior to hopefully another great years touring. I decided while I was there to initiate a warranty claim on the condition of my rims. Now this is where it gets a little tricky, the dealer is under the impression that he believes Honda are replacing rims that have been corroded by the steel spokes, and not for what I believed to be the issue with them. My bike was one of the first Adventure sports, and I have since read that the alluminium spokes were not introduced until June 2018...is this correct..? does my bike have steel spokes...?, and has anybody sucessfuly claimed on warranty for corrosion to the actual rims..? The bike itself is fantastic, but when ever I look down at that lovely little sticker "30 years anniversary Edition" I can't help but think that there will be bikes 30 years old with better condition wheels than mine...I am currently awaiting to see what Honda say.