Corrosion

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  1. Dorset Biker

    Dorset Biker New Member

    Sep 27, 2017
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    I’ve had this on my T120. Both the spokes and shock tops. I’ve been riding the bike through the winter and probably missed a post ride rinse to wash the salt off. I managed to clean the rust off with Autosolv and have carefully pushed some clear Waxoyl into each spoke nipple on the wheels which is where the rust seems to start first. I’ve treated the shock tops with ACF 50 and been ultra anal about rinsing off after every ride. It’s all frankly a pain in the a”&£ and very disappointing from what is supposed to be a premium manufacturer. I’m getting a BMW next. grrr...
     
  2. John T

    John T Senior Member

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    Dont think they dont rust as well
     
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  3. Dorset Biker

    Dorset Biker New Member

    Sep 27, 2017
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    Didn’t mean it. I love the Bonnie.
     
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  4. John T

    John T Senior Member

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    Good to hear
    That said I’m popping into the dealer for a couple of issues before warranty runs out
    My centrestand is out of shape slightly meaning that when the bikes on it the weight is on the pedal rather than the leg and also noticed rust on that leg too (and I don’t ride on salty roads very much)
    Also still getting slight clock misting so may get them changed too
     
  5. half ton

    half ton Ave yer gotta light Buh.
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    Finnigans Waxoyl is a great product....If anyone is interested here is how I apply it .. put a little in a small pot (a shiphams paste jar is good ;)) then stand it in a pot of hot water to liquify .....suck it into a 5ml syringe and apply to spoke nipples or any of those frame brackets that have the gaps in etc etc.It really gets into tight spots,I love the stuff :cool:
     
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  6. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Apparently they do if you don't look after them. BMW do however deal with corrosion under warranty, it's not unusual for them to replace a complete engine, gearbox final drive etc due to nothing more than a bit of corrosion.
     
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  7. toffeeboy

    toffeeboy Member

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    Mine did exactly the same, don't let it go, write and write again, keep copies etc and take photos. Build quality is dreadful, I've got a 2011 BMW and there's not a spot of rust anywhere on it and it's done 7 times the miles and I don't wrap it in cotton wool like you have to with the Triumph - time to write to a consumer program if you don't get anywhere. They will try and fob you off saying in the handbook it talks about care and the dealer on handover should tell you about protection from rust - yeah right, in what world!
     
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  8. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Some interesting info here.
    http://www.bromley.gov.uk/leaflet/122530/17/683/d
     
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  9. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Every day's a school day....

    "The Consumer Credit Act 1974 gives 'good title' to the first innocent private buyer of a motorcycle that later turns out to be 'owned' by a finance provider. This means that if the previous owner sold the motorcycle to you when there was finance (hire purchase or conditional sale) outstanding and you were unaware of this, the finance provider cannot repossess the motorcycle from you. Remember, this does not apply to motorcycles that have been stolen or motorcycles that were subject to a lease or hire agreement."
     
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  10. Patchinko

    Patchinko Well-Known Member

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    • the motorcycle must be of satisfactory quality. The description, price, condition of the motorcycle, fitness for purpose, appearance and finish, safety, DURABILTY and freedom from minor defects are all important factors when considering quality. Public statements (such as those in advertising or on labelling made by the trader, the producer or their representative) about the motorcycle must be accurate and can also be taken into account when deciding if it is of satisfactory quality. If the motorcycle is not of satisfactory quality then you would be entitled to a remedy.
    The durability bit should surely cover the rusting issue?
     
  11. Patchinko

    Patchinko Well-Known Member

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    • the motorcycle must be of satisfactory quality. The description, price, condition of the motorcycle, fitness for purpose, appearance and finish, safety, DURABILTY and freedom from minor defects are all important factors when considering quality. Public statements (such as those in advertising or on labelling made by the trader, the producer or their representative) about the motorcycle must be accurate and can also be taken into account when deciding if it is of satisfactory quality. If the motorcycle is not of satisfactory quality then you would be entitled to a remedy.
    The durability bit should surely cover the rusting issue also?
     
  12. Acadena

    Acadena Member

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    Hello all. I read carefully all entries. Some of you angry, some just satisfied with the finished quality of your Triumphs. So, I am just new on the Triumph world after having Japanese bikes in the last 40 years. I bought, 20 days ago, a brand new Speed Twin (2019/2020) and I used it for around 5 days on 560km. I found out some rusty, what never happened on Japanese bikes. So, I would say it is totally unacceptable. If someone is satisfied with this kind of problem after paying over 15000USD, I would like to be evolved like this. Well, said that if you want to take a look on the corrosion problems and others that are happening with me, access

    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/throttle-body-corrosion.7375/page-4#post-410040

    Regards
     
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