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PostSubject: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 1:34 pm

I've noticed recently that my rear wheel is collecting black dust after every few hundred miles. When I clean it with a white cloth it looks like black brake dust. I fitted new rear pads (genuine Honda ones) about 1000 miles ago. I thought they would have stopped producing dust and bedded in by now. I clean the discs regularly as a matter of weekly maintenance. It doesn't appear to be oily so I doubt it's a leak from the final drive.

Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 2:26 pm

It probably is brake dust, I just spray the wheels with Muc- Off cleaner and leave it on for a few minutes before I wash the scooter. Then the dust rinses off when I hose it down pre and post wash. Occasionally I'll have quick poke around with a wheel brush in the spokes, and with the Silver Wing having those smooth 3 spoke wheels, it's a quick and easy job.

My previous maxi was a Burgman 650 with rough cast alloy wheels that attracted a lot more brake dust and they were an absolute pig to clean. The over complicated transmission made the rear wheel difficult to turn by hand for spraying and cleaning. I also had to wear gloves to turn the heavy front wheel to prevent accidental cuts to the hand from the sharp edges of the ABS sensor ring.

So after all the palaver with the lardass Burgman, the Silver Wing's wheel are a doodle.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Loosebearing wrote:
I've noticed recently that my rear wheel is collecting black dust after every few hundred miles. When I clean it with a white cloth it looks like black brake dust. I fitted new rear pads (genuine Honda ones) about 1000 miles ago. I thought they would have stopped producing dust and bedded in by now. I clean the discs regularly as a matter of weekly maintenance. It doesn't appear to be oily so I doubt it's a leak from the final drive.

Any ideas?

They will produce dust right up until you replace them, and the next set ect. ect. Br glad the rims are EZ to clean. At least twice a year after a deep cleaning mine I wax the rims, for a while at least they seem to be able to be cleaned with a decent hosing off.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 1:30 pm

Thanks Meldrew and Oldwingguy,

It's reassuring to know this stuff. I just wasn't aware that it was happening so often. Funny thing is, I don't use the brakes very often, they only slow you down Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 2:55 pm

I keep my brake disks clean. Never use the brakes. Never have to replace pads. (On my 8th pair of boots this month.)
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 3:35 pm

bikehiker wrote:
I keep my brake disks clean.  Never use the brakes.  Never have to replace pads. (On my 8th pair of boots this month.)  

And how many sets of underwear? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 5:15 pm

bikehiker wrote:
I keep my brake disks clean.  Never use the brakes.  Never have to replace pads. (On my 8th pair of boots this month.)  

ROFLMSAOACGU, you're good to go as long as there is a shoe store handy.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 17, 2018 3:56 pm

oldwingguy wrote:

ROFLMSAOACGU.

You've just made that one up haven't you.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 pm

Smile I've used it before it's the " elderly " version Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Come on you guys, enlighten us...translation please
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 18, 2018 2:57 pm

ROFLMAO I get. But the rest?

No entry on Google, no entry in Urban Dictionary. So I guess that, maybe, it's Ohio hipster lingo.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 19, 2018 7:49 am

Could be a Alism :Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 19, 2018 12:36 pm

I think he was trying to type something meaningful but was wearing boxing gloves at the time. I give up.

I'm off to clean my wheels !
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 19, 2018 12:51 pm

oldwingguy wrote:
ROFLMSAOACGU.

How about 'Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Socks Off And Can't Get Up'.

You're welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 19, 2018 3:45 pm

An Alisim being a word combo , such as humistickity, the feeling that one should have stayed inside when it was 100 deg. F and 90% humidity.
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Meldrew wrote:
oldwingguy wrote:
ROFLMSAOACGU.

How about 'Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Socks Off And Can't Get Up'.

You're welcome.


GOOD one I like it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 20, 2018 4:49 pm

But the A? What's the A for??? This playing havoc with my OCD!
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 20, 2018 8:43 pm

A , think posterior Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dusty RearWheel   Dusty RearWheel I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 21, 2018 9:13 pm

How about "Rolling On Floor Laughing My Silly Ass Off And Can't Get Up"
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