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Benny130
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Pitted Forks? Reply with quote

Hello all,

Not embarrassed to say that the bike has been away all winter and now the fair weather has returned I'm getting the bike ready to get back out on.

The forks have small rusty blemishes



Unsafe? can anyone give me some guidance?

Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not 'unsafe' but very carefully rub the forks with some 1200 wet & dry just to remove any high spots. Providing seals aren't leaking oil bike is fine to use. May get picked up at mot time as an advisory though. May even polish out with some Solvol or other chrome polishes Wink
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Benny130
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome thanks Waki
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try solvol first and next time you lay the bike up in winter wipe some oil over the forks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better now. Still tiny marks if you look really hard but feels smooth to the touch.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benny130 wrote:
Much better now. Still tiny marks if you look really hard but feels smooth to the touch.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

defo pre coat before laying up with anything that will prevent water from laying on them
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