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Offline charlie.c

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pitted rear rim
« on: January 06, 2018, 02:26:54 pm »
Hi
I've not been on here for a while, I've been riding the bike. New December 2016 S10 ES, now done 20K miles. Absolutely loving the bike and got used to it's jurky low speed fueling. I ride all year round and meticulously wash it down after every winter ride. It gets wiped over and ACF50 plastered everywhere ready for the next ride. It was all looking good until a day ride last weekend. Mucky conditions and when i got home I noticed the rear rim had badly pitted. Are these wheels anodised or powder coated? It's strange it's just the rear and it's both sides of the rim. It's as if I've ridden through an acid bath. It's been serviced to schedule and no faults reported. Has anyone else had this?

Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 04:37:20 pm »
Not 100% sure, but close...I think they are anodised.
Are you riding much on gravel? so it could be "punch" from small stone?
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 04:53:41 pm »
I only ride on the road. This is not a localised mark from a stone it's all the way around the rim on both sides.

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 03:49:14 am »
Strange ???
And you are sure that it is not only on top of the anodised? Like paint on the rim.
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Offline Dogdaze

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 04:40:35 am »
As it is still within the warranty period and you have eliminated other possibilities from foreign material, go to the dealer and get them to place a warranty claim.
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 05:55:07 am »
It’s definitely corrosion of the Ali that’s coming through the finish on the rim.
I will be having a chat with my local dealer to get it sorted. I’ve already made them aware of rust showing around one of the rubber bungs in the frame.

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 06:09:34 am »
I’ve already made them aware of rust showing around one of the rubber bungs in the frame.
Then I think it must be bad anodised.

rust? like this :-)
My dealer had promised me, that they will get it paint, IF they wil accept it as a warranty, when they have looked at it, and he said that he never have seen it before. ??
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 06:41:41 am »
Mine has rust showing around that rubber bung. Am about to rub down and repainted. Will probably add a little grease or silicone to protect in future, as it seems to be a water trap.

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 12:44:10 pm »
Boris, I’d have done you a coffee cheaper :)
That rust around the bung is exactly the same on mine and guess what? They’ve never seen it before. I’ve now put ACF50 in there.

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 12:52:19 pm »
As mentioned the last time rust near the rubber plugs came up, Rustoleum at your local Home Depot or Lowes has a metallic paint that is very close to our frame color, with a touch more gloss and the flakes are slightly bigger. It also is thicker and sticks better than what the factory uses.
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 03:09:31 am »
If you use your S10 all year round in the UK (as I do) my personal opinion would be just ride it and enjoy. They all seem to rust there and several other places but every bike has its quirks eh? At least the S10 works and is simple to service etc. Mine has 106,000 on it and although the rust appeared very early on it never really got any worse. Sorry for any typos...my fat fingers on the phone

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 08:25:57 am »
I got rust around the bung too.  Sprayed some flat black paint and all is good, 2 years plus now.  It was brand new and rust started developing about a couple of months after I got it.
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 04:54:29 pm »
It's been accepted as a warranty claim so now I just wait for the rim to turn up. :)

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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 11:16:31 am »
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Re: pitted rear rim
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 12:01:44 pm »
Hi
I've not been on here for a while, I've been riding the bike. New December 2016 S10 ES, now done 20K miles. Absolutely loving the bike and got used to it's jurky low speed fueling. I ride all year round and meticulously wash it down after every winter ride. It gets wiped over and ACF50 plastered everywhere ready for the next ride. It was all looking good until a day ride last weekend. Mucky conditions and when i got home I noticed the rear rim had badly pitted. Are these wheels anodised or powder coated? It's strange it's just the rear and it's both sides of the rim. It's as if I've ridden through an acid bath. It's been serviced to schedule and no faults reported. Has anyone else had this?

My rims are black and appear to be E-Coated.   I will look at my 2015 when I get home.  There are some tell tales that will confirm one way or the other.    Anodize is not done on ferrous substrates.  Put a magnet to it.  If it sticks it is steel and not anodized.   From the picture of the rim it appears to have a "candied" blue finish?   If so, that would be  a 2-3 step coating process similar to the tank finish.  Those coating systems are typically very brittle and will chip easily

Sorry for being cryptic but 1 picture makes it hard to drive a conclusion

What do the spokes look like?  Any sign of corrosion or "white rust" on them?
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