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Offline Jinx-bike jay

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Swingarm gone manky
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:10:05 AM »
Hi all I've recently moved from sports bikes to the s1000r on receiving the bike I gave it a good clean after dealing the blue and whit stickers it came up lovely, I rode it to Northampton and left it at a family members house (inside his garage) it was there for around 8 weeks and I picked it up brought it home put some new levers on and cleaned it again now I have seen the swingarm has gone horrible, like something is attacking the paintwork I'll upload some pictures of before and now, it would be great if anyone else could tell me they have had the same problem or shed some light on it.
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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 11:25:52 AM »
On the face of it, that looks like corrosion. Your chain is also looking a bit manky.

What did you wash the bike with?
Was it covered in winter road grime on arrival at Northampton?
Did you wash it after arriving in Northampton, before you put it away in the garage?

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 01:22:48 PM »
This looks like a bike thats been stored wet and covered in road salt the chane is also dry and corroding
Why do the tyres still look filthy if you have just cleaned it ?
the salt ect won't bother the tyres 

Offline Jinx-bike jay

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 02:08:47 PM »
Haven't just cleaned it mate, I cleaned it just before I rode it on Thursday and the weather went shite on the way home but I noticed it when I cleaned it just before I rode it, it was a little grubby when it was stored but I would never believe this damage would have been caused within that time also it was back in October when I rode it to Northampton and the roads really weren't that bad, lesson learned I think, I will take the swingarm off and get it re powdercoated, I generally a bit ocd with cleaning the bike but as it wasn't at home I didn't even think about it tbh.
As for the chain that must have been done at the same time

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 03:00:42 PM »
Sad situation and a lot of shitty work ahead good luck mate  :431:

Offline Jinx-bike jay

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 03:33:43 PM »
Cheers mate

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 03:39:43 PM »
Would also seem your friends garage had a lack of ventilation and damp, doesnt take much, if it had salt on it, overnight is enough.

 Few years back I lost my storage and had to place my Kawasaki KR1 ,which had been fully restored and like new , in a friends garage over a Winter , unknown to me he threw a quilt over it which soaked up the moisture in his garage and then it all sat on the bike, where ever it touched the fasteners, it wrecked all the plating and my 3 month old end cans..cost me 200+ in bolts alone..

I'm sure you'll get it all ship shape again.

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 04:13:09 PM »
Salt and water did this. I can see the salt crystals on plastic and rubber. You'll be back to good.
"The most beautiful things in the world are those from which all excess weight has been eliminated" - Henry Ford I, 1893

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 07:38:16 PM »
I've actually seen one on ebay 100 good condition

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Re: Swingarm gone manky
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 07:42:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by starpower [+]
Salt and water did this. I can see the salt crystals on plastic and rubber. You'll be back to good.

Simple proof of the post above wet your finger rub over the plastic
stick on your tongue you know what salt tastes like  :005:

No it's different :152: from the one you enjoy

 


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