Frame rust/paint

Neptune55

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So my 2 year old Africa Twin is developing rust spots on the frame

Disappointed to say the least

I want some matching touch up paint to try stop it spreading

Any one recommended a supplier in the UK or Europe?

Cheers

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Neptune55

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Yes an easy fix

However for a bike 2 years old the frame coating is a joke

It's obvious where the Honda cost cutting is
 

kristofh

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Here's a spot under the head stock


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How many miles/km are on the bike?
Mine is also 2 years( next week), 19000km and still like new.

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Davy F

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Not trying too hard to defend Honda here....but I’d say looking at the condition of what I can see in your picture, the bike hasn’t seen too many buckets of water or tlc. :confused: I’ve also seen quite a few GS BM’s no older than yours and worse condition and they’re supposed to be a premium product.
 
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Graves

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Soap and water does help a lot.

Not trying too hard to defend Honda here....but I’d say looking at the condition of what I can see in your picture, the bike hasn’t seen too many buckets of water or tlc. :confused: I’ve also seen quite a few GS BM’s no older than yours and worse condition and they’re supposed to be a premium product.
 

Squily

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My bike had rust spots on the frame straight from the factory, Honda paid for the repair at a local panel beater under warranty. There i a definite cost-cutting component there.
 

Graves

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Kind of like the Takata air bag situation, it’s cheaper to pay off the lawsuits than replace millions of air bags.

...There i a definite cost-cutting component there.
 

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Squily

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Painting over rust spots is only cosmetics. You need to stop the oxydation process. I.e, clean the area to bare metal and then repaint, or use a rust-convertor before repainting.

My bike already had rust spots from new when I picked it up. It was repaired under warranty by a local panelbeater, but it's starting again. I've treated the area with Penetrol. Works well enough if you repeat the process every few months, but it's just a bandaid.
 

mike5100

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I just brushed off the loose rust and dirt and painted the bits with Hammerite (the original hammered effect graphite colour. Not a perfect match but hey this is up near the radiators where a lot of stone damage happens - I think the Hammerite will be better at resisting this damage. I also used it with an artists paint brush to cover the sort of rust shown in the pic above - ie seams of welds. You can only tell if you look closely and it seems to have prevented any further rusting.
Mike
 

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