Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Great Britain, North East England
Its hard to believe that Honda are still having problems with wheel corrosion.
I have the ATAS, and I have been careful to avoid salted roads. The ATAS hit the roads at the start of March 18 in the UK so its possible some folks have ridden them on salted roads.
I have Alpina wheels fitted. The rims are gold, spokes stainless and nipples aluminium painted black. I will be keeping an eye on them for corrosion, none so far. The rear rim has been very dusty, assume its from the roads rather than brake pads. I have not yet ridden on wet roads.
Here is a little story of what salt can do. I had a brand new Kawasaki GTR 1400. I took it out on dry salted roads in March. I got home and even though the bike looked clean and dry I decided to hose it down to wash off any possible dry salt dust. I wiped it down and pushed it into the garage. Two weeks later I pushed it out and found that each disk had an imprint of the brake pad and across the imprint was pitting. It seemed that salty water had been trapped between pad and disc and caused corrosion. I should have given the pads a better rinse down. Salt really does wreck motorcycles
If anyone knows what these reported mystery black spots are on the rims I am keen to understand.