Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeGallerySearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Side stand “shoe”
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby MattinAZ Today at 8:18 pm

» Swinging in the Rain
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Today at 4:18 pm

» What did you do to your SW today.
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Today at 3:41 pm

» Front wheel wobble
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Today at 3:35 pm

» Rear shocks setting
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby BroOKS2K9 Today at 9:48 am

» HayvenMoses
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby oldwingguy Today at 7:47 am

» Tell us a joke
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Today at 12:18 am

» Squeaking Rubbing sound
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Yesterday at 5:38 pm

» any gilera gp800 riders
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Yesterday at 4:21 pm

» The Blue Suit
Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeby terrier Yesterday at 9:40 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 Pitted Rims and Aluminum

Go down 
3 posters
AuthorMessage
jasperwt
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 5
Location : Florida
Points : 3679
Registration date : 2011-07-18

Pitted Rims and Aluminum Empty
PostSubject: Pitted Rims and Aluminum   Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2011 8:51 pm

Hello everyone.

Recently purchased a 2002 SW and it has a bad case of pitted rims and the motor case looks like it has been driven in the salty north or possibly on the beach. Wondered it anyone has hand any experience with getting rims/engine case refinished? I am probably going to do a full tear down and re-paint the tupperware as well.

Thanks,
Jasper
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3451
Age : 72
Location : Seaham, Co Durham, UK
Points : 8086
Registration date : 2009-06-29

Pitted Rims and Aluminum Empty
PostSubject: Re: Pitted Rims and Aluminum   Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2011 5:29 am

Not with the Silverwing but friends have resorted to having scabby Piaggio X9 and Suzuki Burgman rims powder-coated.
It seems to do the trick.
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Visiting Curmudgeon
Meldrew

Number of posts : 3737
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 7743
Registration date : 2010-11-16

Pitted Rims and Aluminum Empty
PostSubject: Re: Pitted Rims and Aluminum   Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2011 6:38 am

Having owned two Burgmans and rode them through the winter months, I never had a problem with corroded, pitted, or peeling wheels. I always made sure I hosed down the scoots with cold water after a ride, even when the shorter days meant I was doing it in poor light. The bigger Burger was a real pig to clean especially turning the rear wheel. The grainy finish and spoke design also held brake dust in a way that the smooth finish and 3 spoke design of the Silver Wing doesn't, and Honda wheels are a lot easier to clean.

I've read a few posts on the Muppets forum and elsewhere about corroding Burgman wheels, blaming Suzuki quality, and getting them changed under warranty. My feeling was the owners probably did nothing to neutralise the corrosive effects of road salt during the winter months.
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3451
Age : 72
Location : Seaham, Co Durham, UK
Points : 8086
Registration date : 2009-06-29

Pitted Rims and Aluminum Empty
PostSubject: Re: Pitted Rims and Aluminum   Pitted Rims and Aluminum I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2011 6:47 am

I wonder if geographical location has a bearing - the friends of whom I speak all commute-ride in London.
Three in particular are wash-and-polish mad so would agree wholeheartedly with keeping them salt-free.
Back to top Go down
 
Pitted Rims and Aluminum
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» ITP Type 5 aluminum wheels, more stuff added
» YAMAHA 550/700 GRIZZLY STOCK RIMS NEEDED
» 14" Aluminum Trailer Wheels
» Polaris tires and rims
» How to get rims and hubs off stuck axles.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Silver Wing Topics-
Jump to: