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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.

Offline Nikolajsen

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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.
It's hard to soar like an eagle, when you're surrounded by turkeys

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Offline AVGeek

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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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Offline greg the pole

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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::
It's hard to soar like an eagle, when you're surrounded by turkeys

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2015 FJ09 Comfortable hooligan
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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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