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Offline fac191

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Pitting on forks
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:26:56 am »
Well impressed with Yamaha. 2015 ES only 3 days left of warranty and I noticed rust and pitting on the forks, only really saw it as I had the mudguard off. Took it to Woodford Yamaha for them to have a look. Less than a week later and I get a call, your parts are in for the claim, sweet. I did not buy the bike from them but did take it there for the 6000mls service.

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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 07:41:55 am »
Not so good is have rust on the fork. :'(
But good service from dealer (Yamaha) ::008::
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Offline greg the pole

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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:35:28 am »
first time i've heard of it.
85k, and no signs.  Glad they sorted it for you.
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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:41:52 am »
first time i've heard of it.
85k, and no signs.  Glad they sorted it for you.

I seem to recall at least one other complaint about pitting, but as I recall, it was another UK owner, so it seems to be exclusively a British thing...
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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:51:53 am »
I seem to recall at least one other complaint about pitting, but as I recall, it was another UK owner, so it seems to be exclusively a British thing...
it's moist in the UK ::025::
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Offline Stridey

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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 04:32:05 pm »
Sure is eventhough we are in high summer!


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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 07:29:20 am »
I have noticed a small amount at the bottom of the forks by the axel where dirt seems to collect and that's what moisture loves , been a little lazy in my cleaning , so trying to keep that area cleaner and polished up to prevent a growing problem... doesn't help when the bike lives outside...

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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 06:52:07 am »
I had bad pitting on my forks. Enough to cause a leak. Mine were replaced under warranty. I'm in Canada btw. I think the cause was using neoprene fork covers that held in crud and corruption.

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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 01:30:37 pm »
I had bad pitting on my forks. Enough to cause a leak. Mine were replaced under warranty. I'm in Canada btw. I think the cause was using neoprene fork covers that held in crud and corruption.

I had been wondering about that possibility myself.
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Re: Pitting on forks
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 02:43:59 pm »
I once read some where, that neoprene covers is a good thing when travel offroad.
But they have to be taking off, when leaving on, they really do collect dirt... the wrong place.

If you want to put some full covers on, do it the old fashion way. (like the one used to be on NOT usd forks)
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