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post #1 of 43 Old 01-24-2018, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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DL1000 L8 rust everywhere

This happened in just a few days after a ride of 250km. Supposedly the road had salt. But this was way to fast. Iíve started a lawsuit against Suzuki and a few others.
Everything is rusted or damaged
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This happened in just a few days after a ride of 250km. Supposedly the road had salt. But this was way to fast. Iíve started a lawsuit against Suzuki and a few others.
Everything is rusted or damaged
This is Suzuki Germany answering. And next is from a magazine that I sent the pictures. They reached Suzuki Greece and they got an answer that they are aware of the problem and are investigating.
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One must ask, after your travel on the salty roads, what steps did you take to clean the bike and over what time frame?
Lots of unattended vehicles suffer rust when subjected to inclement weather and conditions.
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Yep - salt/other road deicer chemicals is really bad. Often times it is just a fine powder that is not even visible. I won't ride until there is a deluge of rain to wash it away. I know one guy who commutes occasionally on warm winter days and he said he power-washes his bike on those evenings and lubes the chain. I can't imagine a manufacturer paying out on corrosion from road salt.
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Complaining about rust on a 9 year old bike that your rode in salt?
Wow.
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Every rust warranty I've ever heard of has been about rust through. All you have pictured is surface rust. Most of it will clean up. The stainless steel used in in places like exhaust systems and brake discs has to be a high strength alloy that will allow surface corrosion but not beneath that unless something unauthorized is done like cleaning with steel wool. That will cause tiny particles of steel wool to embed themselves, change the quality of the alloy and really rust. The really pretty stainless alloys are not strong enough to handle exhaust heat or brake heat and pressure. The UK has a service called All Year Biker that applies a coating of ACF-50 anti corrosion treatment over all the metal parts of the bike except the brakes. Something like that is needed if you run in salt.
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Complaining about rust on a 9 year old bike that your rode in salt?
Wow.
I am writing about a dl1000 L8 which means 2018 model. So learn first
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Every rust warranty I've ever heard of has been about rust through. All you have pictured is surface rust. Most of it will clean up. The stainless steel used in in places like exhaust systems and brake discs has to be a high strength alloy that will allow surface corrosion but not beneath that unless something unauthorized is done like cleaning with steel wool. That will cause tiny particles of steel wool to embed themselves, change the quality of the alloy and really rust. The really pretty stainless alloys are not strong enough to handle exhaust heat or brake heat and pressure. The UK has a service called All Year Biker that applies a coating of ACF-50 anti corrosion treatment over all the metal parts of the bike except the brakes. Something like that is needed if you run in salt.
The bike is everywhere rusty. Doesnít matter if it is surface or not. Itís an 8 months old bike. And as I said the weather that day was great. And thatís why I used my bike. Where I leave it almost never goes below zero. So what was done on the road was from previous days.
Iím also suing the road contractors about not having any signs about what has been used.

And also I will make a very simple question.
I have this adventure bike. Ok I go through a salty road and end up on an adventure at the top of a mountain where I camp for six days. No rain no petrol station to clean up the bike. So after my camping my bike should be rusted?

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One must ask, after your travel on the salty roads, what steps did you take to clean the bike and over what time frame?
Lots of unattended vehicles suffer rust when subjected to inclement weather and conditions.
First of I traveled with good weather. 17 degrees. So didnít know the road had salt probably from earlier days. Secondly the bike stayed indoors for 6 days because it was raining all day for the whole week. On the 7th it was like that.
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