I'm curious... how long had it been since you last cleaned the chain before taking that picture? And what do you use to clean your chain?
Thanks and keep riding safe, my friend, Gary
the chain was thoroughly cleaned 3 approximately 4wks back, before my last 3-days trip. When I returned, it was in perfect condition, no corrosion at all and well oiled (I do tend to keep the oiler at rather high setting).
For the cleaning I follow strictly the Honda User Manual instructions. I do not use hard checmicals.
Then the bike remained covered for about two weeks, due to rain. And, voila, next time I checked, the chain was in that condition.
Hopefully it seems that the rust is superficial; I checked with a brush and it gets away easily. Also the bolts etc seem to clean up to an acceptable extend.
My mechanic has spoken with Athens Honda HQ and they said that it is impossible that all those areas corroded at the same time due to components failure. they do suspect (like Mike said) that maybe I run over some corrosive material somewere, or even someone deliberately messed with my bike. The last one does not stand where I live and keep the bike. Nevertheless, aside the frame they are willing to support and told my mechanic to assess the situation and ask for whatever he deems needs replacement. Of course to this contibuted the fact that my mechanic has a very good reputation to Honda HQ in Athens and so do I to my mechanic. He does know that I am always looking to prevent damages rather than let them happen and then raise claims. And this he succesfully conveyed to Honda Greece. I guess the fact that before the ATAS I owened 4 Hondas and never, ever, raised a warranty claim, played some role as well.
So, this weekend I will give it a very throrough clean and check what rust or corrosion remains and we shall start from there.
Needless to say that, aside any frustration, my real concern is the frame. All other things may be corrected one way or another. Bolts can be replaced, spoke nipples the same, chain can be cleaned or substituted....But the frame is a real problem..... we shall see.....