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Hi all,

Ive just joined the forum. I’ve had my ATAS DCT since October last year. 4500 miles in so far and enjoying it.

I‘ve got issues with rear wheel nipple corrosion and pitting on the rim which is disappointing. The dealer assured me he will rectify it once we’re out of Lockdown. Honda UK have washed their hands so the dealer said he will take it on board. We shall see......

I’m also trying to find upper and lower crash bars that fit the DCT with the optional foot shift pedal installed I enjoy being able to shift with my foot when I’m in the mood and ideally don’t want to have to lose it.

The search continues.....

At least it gives me something to do during lockdown!

Stay safe,

All the best,

Smalls74.
 

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Welcome to the Forum Smalls.

Are the rims the gold anodized type? Feel free to share an image.
 

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Welcome to the Forum Smalls.

Are the rims the gold anodized type? Feel free to share an image.
Hi DT,

Thanks for the welcome. Yeah they are the gold anodised wheels. I’m aware of the issues with the wheels on the earlier AT but thought they had been rectified. I’ll include some pics.

The dealer has agreed that there is something not right and wants to use my bike as a test case with Honda technical to get them to reevaluate the current wheel set. Honda UK sent a circular stating no further recalls will be dealt with regarding wheel issues as they’ve been tested in Japan and there are no faults to rectify. My wheels are suffering from black star type pitting and corroding nipples. The front is unaffected by the pitting, although around 8 nipples have corroded.

I keep my bikes properly clean. I traded in my 10 year old XJ6F and the dealer said it was the cleanest 10 year old bike he had ever seen. I‘ve kept the same simple routine with my ATAS. After pretty much every ride (including getting to work) she gets a soak, a liberal spray of muc off, a rinse, dry and ACF50.

I’m disappointed with the finish of the wheels and a couple of other bits to be honest. I’ve tried hard to keep it looking as new but there is corrosion setting in despite my best efforts. My 10 year old Yamaha had a better finish which I find surprising.

As far as riding the bike, I love it. It’s an awesome machine. I just hope the dealer is good on his word to get these wheels rectified. It’s tainting my enjoyment of ownership.

I’m at a bit of a crossroads as to where to go with it. I like the idea of keeping the bike long term and kitting it out to do some serious miles and start some off road riding. But, if the wheel Issue doesn’t get rectified then I’ll lose interest in it and probably look at getting rid of it once my PCP deal is up.

At the moment there’s nothing I can do anyway because of lockdown.

Here’s a pic of the rear rim....

Cheers, stay safe....

Smalls.

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Hi DT,

Thanks for the welcome. Yeah they are the gold anodised wheels. I’m aware of the issues with the wheels on the earlier AT but thought they had been rectified. I’ll include some pics.

The dealer has agreed that there is something not right and wants to use my bike as a test case with Honda technical to get them to reevaluate the current wheel set. Honda UK sent a circular stating no further recalls will be dealt with regarding wheel issues as they’ve been tested in Japan and there are no faults to rectify. My wheels are suffering from black star type pitting and corroding nipples. The front is unaffected by the pitting, although around 8 nipples have corroded.

I keep my bikes properly clean. I traded in my 10 year old XJ6F and the dealer said it was the cleanest 10 year old bike he had ever seen. I‘ve kept the same simple routine with my ATAS. After pretty much every ride (including getting to work) she gets a soak, a liberal spray of muc off, a rinse, dry and ACF50.

I’m disappointed with the finish of the wheels and a couple of other bits to be honest. I’ve tried hard to keep it looking as new but there is corrosion setting in despite my best efforts. My 10 year old Yamaha had a better finish which I find surprising.

As far as riding the bike, I love it. It’s an awesome machine. I just hope the dealer is good on his word to get these wheels rectified. It’s tainting my enjoyment of ownership.

I’m at a bit of a crossroads as to where to go with it. I like the idea of keeping the bike long term and kitting it out to do some serious miles and start some off road riding. But, if the wheel Issue doesn’t get rectified then I’ll lose interest in it and probably look at getting rid of it once my PCP deal is up.

At the moment there’s nothing I can do anyway because of lockdown.

Here’s a pic of the rear rim....

Cheers, stay safe....

Smalls.

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Rusty nipples on my 17! Sounds like a bad porn movie! I had the rims trued this spring. The rear was ok,but the front had several loose spokes and was pretty out of wack. I have round 16 thousand miles with plenty of abuse! Apparently, the spokes/nipples have a fairly low torque spec.acording to my wheel tech. Anyway,something to keep an eye on. 👀
 
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