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Granted I've been riding around a lot in the rain, but I've had my bike for about a month and a half now and I noticed a rusted bolt on the exhaust pipe...

So should I be concerned? replace it? Or is it like a catalyst rod in hot water tanks... it corrodes so the rest doesn't?

The first pic is the area where I found the bolt, the second a more detailed shot of the rusty bolt.
 

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FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
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That plug is in the hole used by the oxygen sensor on Euro spec bikes. It rusts as you have discovered. It isn't sacrificial, just out of the way and cheap. Forget about it.
 

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Maybe replace it with a stainless bolt if you can ?
 

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FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
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It isn't a bolt but a plug. Leave it alone. It's an odd size and hard to get out.
 

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One of many components that can and will rust on the 'Strom; who cares! Ride it!
 

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thanks, folks... I'll ignore it for now ;)
 
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