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Offline knapdog

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Swinging arm original paint
on: 25 August, 2020, 01:49:00 PM

I know that my 4000 mile, 2017 biffer was built in 2012 but I'm still shocked at the flaky paint around the bottom of the shock.
It looks to me as if Honda has given it a quick once over and that's it. I've never previously had to complain about the paint on a Honda.
It's likely that the previous owner rode it through the winter but even so, the bike should be up for it.
The plates inside the rear fender where the indicators are secured were also rusty and the nuts seized. This has now been sorted with cleaning and Hammerite.
I've now also taped off the shock and other areas and given four coats of black satin Hammerite to the dubious swinging arm area and it's now better protected than it ever was.
Powerbronze rear hugger also arrived today so will fit tomorrow.
Last Edit: 25 August, 2020, 02:50:46 PM by knapdog
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Re: Swinging arm original paint
Reply #1 on: 26 August, 2020, 06:34:54 PM
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