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Old July 10th, 2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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Engine covers corroding

Afternoon folks!

Had anyone noticed their engine covers, i.e. clutch and generator, losing their coating? Nearly half of the clutch side has given up and left behind a rough surface and powdery, white residue. The other side isn't so bad but still looks pretty rough.

just wondering if I've got a leg to stand on, warrantee-wise. Cheers!
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Old July 10th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #2
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Afternoon folks!

Had anyone noticed their engine covers, i.e. clutch and generator, losing their coating? Nearly half of the clutch side has given up and left behind a rough surface and powdery, white residue. The other side isn't so bad but still looks pretty rough.

just wondering if I've got a leg to stand on, warrantee-wise. Cheers!
Haven't seen this happen before... What are you using to clean the bike? Any scratches/chips that might have been exposed to corrosives?
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Old July 10th, 2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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Yeah mine looks fresh, and I've never seen another with what you're describing.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 09:35 AM   #4
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Oh just the usual, soapy water, baby-wipes, the occasional splash of WD-40 (maybe nearby) and Autosol for the bare metal parts. The rest of the bike is spotless, which is why I ask. Wondering if there were any contaminants in the paint that day. Mine's a 65 plate 821, if that helps anyone?
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Old July 10th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #5
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It's a common complaint from riders in the UK, and seemingly unknown elsewhere.

Often the paint failure is a warranty item as I have seen BMW cover similar failures.

Whatever anti-ice compound is used on UK roads, it appears to destroy many motorcycle parts, from spokes to every painted surface in the path of crud slung from the tires.
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Old July 11th, 2017, 01:59 AM   #6
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Cheers RSL.

We certainly do have a very low grade of road salt, it even destroys the roads!

I'll give the dealer a call and see what they say. Fingers crossed.
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