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Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2019, 10:45
by LeCreusetFiend
Hi!

So .... it's New BIke Day on Wednesday, and I'd really like to look after this one properly right from the start, as I plan to keep it for a few years.

I'm absolutely terrified of rust, and I'm just wondering the best way to keep it at bay. The bike's kept in a garage and not generally ridden in terrible weather. However, I noticed my YBR 125 rusted a fair bit just in the few months I had it.

I was wondering about - pretty much on delivery - taking the seat off and giving the whole thing an ACF 50. Do you think this is overkill? I know people generally ACF50 maybe a couple of times throughout the winter, but do you think it's worthwhile in summer, or is it just an annoying dirt magnet?

I was wondering about spraying it with GT85 or something for the summer and ACF 50 for the winter.

If any of you have any tried and tested regimes, I'd be really grateful to hear them!

Thanks, and I hope you're all enjoying the fantastic weather!

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2019, 10:48
by Kwacky
Acf50 is better in my opinion.

You don't have to cover the bike with it. Get a cloth, apply some acf50 and rub it on the exposed metal.

It's not overkill to use it now, road salt lasts a while.

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2019, 12:23
by Blade
Not needed in the summer if you wash the bike regular and keep on top of things. If you use in winter ACF50 and regular cleans.

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2019, 20:20
by duke63
Move somewhere warmer and drier. :D

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 04:11
by kiwikrasher
duke63 wrote:Move somewhere warmer and drier. :D


Yup I need some riding buddies

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 10:16
by LeCreusetFiend
kiwikrasher wrote:
duke63 wrote:Move somewhere warmer and drier. :D


Yup I need some riding buddies


I'm afraid I squeal like a girl at the mere mention of spiders. Australia isn't a place for me to even attempt to appear well-adjusted and manly.

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 12:41
by Monty
GT85 if you wash your bike regularly, ACF50 if you don't.

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 14:03
by kiwikrasher
LeCreusetFiend wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:
duke63 wrote:Move somewhere warmer and drier. :D


Yup I need some riding buddies


I'm afraid I squeal like a girl at the mere mention of spiders. Australia isn't a place for me to even attempt to appear well-adjusted and manly.


So having these come visit you inside at night wouldn’t suit you? (lol) he’s only palm sized

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Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 10:29
by LeCreusetFiend
Monty wrote:GT85 if you wash your bike regularly, ACF50 if you don't.

Good stuff - thanks for that.

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 10:59
by Blade
Apparently if you go fast enough the effect of aero and turbulent air means no salt ever hits the bike (giggle)

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 20:30
by Rossgo
Personally i would ACF50 it. It builds up a protective barrier and in all honesty I've noticed it makes the bike easier to wash over time.


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Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 21:04
by duke63
Enjoy your new bike tomorrow.

What Street model did you go for?

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2019, 05:15
by Rossgo
Happy New bike day

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Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2019, 07:59
by Blade
Enjoy the new bike (y)

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2019, 23:29
by LeCreusetFiend
Thanks guys! The Street Triple R arrived safe and sound this morning. What. A. Stoniking. Machine.

I'm very rarely completely happy with choices I make, but on this occasion, I certainly am! I'm keeping it in rain mode at the moment, and only managed about 20 miles today, but I'm thoroughly looking forward to getting to know it a bit better over the coming weeks.

The throttle seems more controllable than the R3's was, to be honest. Everything just feels super accurate and tight. I absolutely love it!

Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 25 Apr 2019, 06:34
by Rossgo
Glad you like it. There's not many people who don't to be honest. It's a great bike and one that you can grow into. Use it on all sorts of roads and see how it feels/ acts and learn it. Enjoy your choice it should stay with you for at least a few years I think. I can't see you getting bored of it at least

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Re: Protecting new bike from rust

PostPosted: 25 Apr 2019, 06:48
by C00kiemonster
LeCreusetFiend wrote:Thanks guys! The Street Triple R arrived safe and sound this morning. What. A. Stoniking. Machine.

I'm very rarely completely happy with choices I make, but on this occasion, I certainly am! I'm keeping it in rain mode at the moment, and only managed about 20 miles today, but I'm thoroughly looking forward to getting to know it a bit better over the coming weeks.

The throttle seems more controllable than the R3's was, to be honest. Everything just feels super accurate and tight. I absolutely love it!


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