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I was cleaning up my tricolor yesterday and noticed a couple weird lines on the gold wheels. At first I thought maybe it was where the soap dripped when I washed the bike but it doesn't come off and it's a very regular pattern. It almost looks like where the weld is that joins the wheel together. Do any other tricolor owners have this on their bikes?



 

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HI , I am collection mine today , so will check it out and let you know . It does look where the weld is . It's the filler material / heat , when it is TIG welded .
Anodised comes up a different colour , (quite normal for Aluminium when welded ) Seems more noticeable when coloured anodising is used than the usual silver ??
 

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HI , I am collection mine today , so will check it out and let you know . It does look where the weld is . It's the filler material / heat , when it is TIG welded .
Anodised comes up a different colour , (quite normal for Aluminium when welded ) Seems more noticeable when coloured anodising is used than the usual silver ??
Yeah, I stopped at my dealer and the mechanic looked at it and said that's exactly what it is, and Honda considers it to be normal. He showed me several other bikes with spoked rims and they all had it, it's just more outstanding on the gold wheels.
 

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Mine are the same, lighter line across gold wheels.
Weld.
I'm going to mention my blackening spokes when I visit dealer in next few days. They are not terrible but definitely corroding. Could probably clean, treat and fight against it but not sure I should on a 6 week old bike with 1300 miles on clock.
 

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My rims have the same but less visible. No corrosion so far but haven't ridden on salty roads. Bike has almost 4000km.
 

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My spokes on the rear have discoloured and showing signs of corrosion .. Emailed the dealer awaiting a response .. 2 weeks old and 600 miles :( Not very happy about it at all !!
no Notice discolouration of the Rims though !
 

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Mine are the same, lighter line across gold wheels.
Weld.
I'm going to mention my blackening spokes when I visit dealer in next few days. They are not terrible but definitely corroding. Could probably clean, treat and fight against it but not sure I should on a 6 week old bike with 1300 miles on clock.
pics of spokes please
 

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Mine are the same, lighter line across gold wheels.
Weld.
I'm going to mention my blackening spokes when I visit dealer in next few days. They are not terrible but definitely corroding. Could probably clean, treat and fight against it but not sure I should on a 6 week old bike with 1300 miles on clock.
mine went black from about 200 miles ..no good
I have them cleaned up for now and looking good but will take way too much effort too keep looking good
Honda need too come up with a fix
 

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Picked up my bike on Saturday and checked for the weld line on the rims but couldn't see anything but after an 80 mile ride and some rain I have now noticed the line on mine so it seems fairly common, but I don't think its something to claim for as its not that bad! I too am now worried about the spokes so will be keeping a close eye on them!
 
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