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post #1 of 18 Old 12-01-2018, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody have a surface rust problem Reb 500

My buddy purchased a 500 Reb brand new keeps it in the garage. He seems to be having a problem with the fasteners bolts with light surface rust. Some on the frame to. Does anybody have this or is it unusual? Or could the problem be his hot humid garage?

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-01-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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Hot and humid is a recipe for rust. In my experience, a bike with rusty fasteners has sat outdoors in the weather a lot.

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Considering what a new 500 Rebel costs (OTD) I would be pretty upset if it started rusting that soon. Light rust should be removable. The best thing I have found to prevent rust is WD-40. I have spent an hour before going over a bike using WD-40 and a tiny model painting brush, to avoid making a mess, putting it everywhere it might rust. The inside of Allen bolts seem to be one of the worst places. Unfortunately, the "new" Rebels likely do not have typical Japanese quality. I believe they are made in Thailand or Taiwan. My 2 year old 2016 Rebel, which is kept in the living room, is like brand new, except for dust settled on it, due to sitting so much. I need to take it outside and rinse it off with distilled water.
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Keep in mind that the bike is probably in Florida, where the thread author resides. In addition to being warm and very humid virtually year 'round, it could be near the coast and subject to salt spray as well. The Gulf side of Florida doesn't get much salt spray except during storms, but it's common on the Atlantic side.

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Well first off Thank You So Much! I fond the problem he has the clothes dryer venting into his garage this bike wonít last long. What is wrong with him. Any way went down and purchased a dryer vent to send the hot humid air out side imstalled it when he was at work this way did not have to listen to thatís not the problem. A clothes dryer also throws a lot of ozone.


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Surprised he doesn't also have a mold/mildew problem in the garage with all that moisture.

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I donít understand why people vent there dryer in the garage in Florida. You right about mildew seen that this guy is 72 maybe heís not thinking but all the same a great guy!

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Venting into the garage would be a big problem ANYWHERE. What about the LINT that is in dryer vent air? It would coat everything after a while. My dryer vents into the attic space above the garage, but it has an aluminum vent duct that carries the exhaust down into the garage and through the side wall to outside.. Works great

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Dryers should not be vented indoors anywhere near a gas appliance, including a gas dryer itself. The lint can build up and go off like flash powder.

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They actually make an inside vent for a dryer thats what he had not no more. I tossed it in the trash when I put the new outide vent in. Also hased his bike down with wd40 before I left he can clan it up when he gets home. Now I understand why his tires on his cars would rot.

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