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    Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    on: Mar 15, 2017, 08.47 am
    Mar 15, 2017, 08.47 am
    Morning all,
    I use my bike all year round, so clean it and maintain it all year round. Having said that my mileage on this bike is not huge due to a short commute.
    My bike was new last April, and has only done 3068 miles.
    For reasons of convenience with carrying things I have used the car for the last couple of weeks so the bike has been stood in my very dry garage. It was washed and cleaned before it went away.
    Yesterday I rode it to work, and found within half a mile that my right hand caliper had seized. Last evening I stripped it all down and found that the calipers are oxidised, and in a shocking state. The pins retaining the pads are rusted and worn. The so called stainless bolts are reacting with the alloy. No copper slip or other lubricant has been used in any of the assembly.
    I could put up with this except, I then looked closely at where the fork seats in the bottom part of the stanchion to find it has rusted! A chromed fork leg has rusted within twelve months.
    Has anyone else seen this?
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    Nick
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2017, 02.20 pm
    Mar 15, 2017, 02.20 pm
    My 2-year old 21,500 mile bike has just had the final drive hub and rear wheel replaced under warranty due to corrosion.
    I think I am on my 3rd set of pads, at least at the front, and they have always been changed by the dealer - hopefully they used a bit of copaslip on the pins?
    I've not noticed any corrosion at the bottom of the forks, but there is white corrosion deposits around all the floating brake disk bobbins (which I free off regularly). I have also had brown rust marks appear on the stainless exhaust (along the welded seam at the front of the silencer). These pretty much polished out thankfully.
    If your bike is only a year old (less than) I would suggest speaking to your dealer about claiming on the warranty, because a seized brake calliper within a year from new, and with your mileage is not fit for purpose.
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2017, 03.51 pm
    Mar 15, 2017, 03.51 pm
    Thanks Shaun,
    I spoke with the dealer today "Fowlers of Bristol". They have passed my complaint on to the warranties manager.
    To my mind, no matter how a bike is treated, and what it is ridden in, it shouldn't rust in that timeframe.
    I would expect oxidised calipers and pitted fork legs on a ten year old bike, but not a new one.
    Unacceptable.
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2017, 06.34 pm
    Mar 15, 2017, 06.34 pm
    Hi Nick,

    See this thread    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,6815.0.html   (Pulsing Front Brake)

    Perhaps this issue is becoming a 'known fault' on the TT.

    best regards, Shemogolee
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2017, 06.36 pm
    Mar 15, 2017, 06.36 pm
    There have been a few reports of corrrosion to the Final Drive casing,
    Radiators, Wheels, and brakes seizing etc,
    but I can't recall any about corrosion to the Forks.

    I'm sure they will sort it out under Warranty for you.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 12.53 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2017, 07.31 pm
    Mar 15, 2017, 07.31 pm
    Thanks all.
    I rotated my bobbins a few weeks ago. I noticed then that the rotors were rusting on the internal faces (between the bobbins), and wasn't impressed.
    I hope they sort it quickly.
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2017, 07.32 am
    Mar 16, 2017, 07.32 am
    I've just remembered - My brake pads were replaced early during the last (20K mile) service because a pair of pistons in the right front calliper, that are operated by the rear brake, were sticking and the related pads were excessively worn. I hadn't noticed anything, and I have never had the pulsing problem on my bike.
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    Re: Corrosion - disappointing to say the least
    Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2017, 07.59 am
    Mar 16, 2017, 07.59 am
    That sounds familiar...I don't know which set had seized on, but when I took it all to bit, the body was in a shocking state around both sets. Neither looked particularly worn.
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