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CBF1000 => Tyres and Wheels => Topic started by: Tommo2 on 03 December, 2017, 02:02:14 PM

Title: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Tommo2 on 03 December, 2017, 02:02:14 PM
Having suffered a puncture, I removed the rear wheel, and couldn't believe the rust on the axle for a 2016 bike. Would it really hurt manufacturers to smear a little grease on parts at assembly?
Reminiscent of spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar......I had a Suzuki Burgman where the rear wheel was totally seized. Just a warning to others....
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: ivor hugh jarse on 03 December, 2017, 05:18:04 PM
I've just had two tyres fitted and was pleased to see grease on the joint of the spindle as I cleaned the bike
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: chubbleybear on 06 December, 2017, 08:18:45 PM
 :0461:

I have seen three Biffer rear axles of hugely varying vintages and have never seen a speck of corrosion on any.

All were well greased.

I think Tommo's bike assembler must have had a senior moment.
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Tommo2 on 06 December, 2017, 09:07:34 PM
Probably right....
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: chubbleybear on 06 December, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
Wow!

Did you or any previous owners live near (or maybe in!) the sea??  :008:
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: jm2 on 06 December, 2017, 10:05:36 PM
Likely be a storage problem before you (the OP) had the bike.
Whip it back out (hold the wheel on a wood wedge), polish it up until clean and then pack it with grease; is what I'd be doing.
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Tommo2 on 07 December, 2017, 08:22:10 AM
Bike was new May 2016. I live furthest inland you can get in UK.. I have cleaned it all up with pan scrubber.
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 07 December, 2017, 03:34:11 PM
ACF50 may be your friend, as JM2 said pack it with ACF50 grease and you wont have any problems with rust again!! I sprayed the insides of all my hollow parts that may get ingress of water with Dynax S50, here's a link.
  https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-protection-and-rust-treatments/dynax-s50
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: jm2 on 08 December, 2017, 11:14:38 AM
Almost.
Although I'd be recommending an axle grease (which is what we used to use on all such parts) not a corrosion inhibitor (albeit a fine one).  Today, I'd be using some EP2 but otherwise another quality grease.

Scrubbed is good, but you need to have it back greased.
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 08 December, 2017, 02:31:00 PM
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Almost.
Although I'd be recommending an axle grease (which is what we used to use on all such parts) not a corrosion inhibitor (albeit a fine one).  Today, I'd be using some EP2 but otherwise another quality grease.

Scrubbed is good, but you need to have it back greased.


My Bad, I should have pointed out that I only use the Dynax on inner framework and hollow parts of any open tubes of the fairing ETC, and this is the grease I'd pack the axle with

 http://www.getgeared.co.uk/acf-50-corrosion-block-grease-454g?gclid=CjwKCAiAjanRBRByEiwAKGyjZadRXtqktCqJZfIJJAU2pSQNcTPUCKqW9Rqjd2tjIE4els6OQ8TCWhoCyw4QAvD_BwE
 
  again my apologies for the lack of clarity !!
Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: Art on 09 December, 2017, 01:46:07 AM
+1 Clean it up and then apply EP2 Lithium Grease (for moving parts such as bearings) or a Molybdenum Lithium Grease (for heavy loads such as ball joints) both readily available off the shelf at your local motor factor.

Title: Re: Spindle/ Axle Rust
Post by: 1madboiler on 04 January, 2018, 03:00:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Ianrobbo1 [+]
ACF50 may be your friend, as JM2 said pack it with ACF50 grease and you wont have any problems with rust again!! I sprayed the insides of all my hollow parts that may get ingress of water with Dynax S50, here's a link.
  https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-protection-and-rust-treatments/dynax-s50

I love Bilthamber products...not too expensive, great if you need advice and the autobalm polish is the best I have ever used.