Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southern Missouri - Ozarks
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.
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Candy Daring Red)
2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS (Graphite Grey)
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure (sold)