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Pitting on spokes
« on: December 12, 2016, 02:32:05 »
My AT has about 1200 kms on the clock and I've owned it just over 6 weeks.

Sadly, the spokes on the gold rim wheels are pitting. They are smooth on the back side of the spokes, but rough as guts on the front leading edge.

I discussed this with the NZ Distributor on Friday, as I was holding a NZ industry motorcycle meeting in their offices. They will replace the spokes, but I'm in no rush. I don't think we get the new wheels and spokes until 2017, although Japan Honda is already making them with their new and 'improved' process.

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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 11:32:22 »

In an official comment from Honda a spokesman said . . .

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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 13:51:35 »

In an official comment from Honda a spokesman said . . .

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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 15:41:27 »
"... Honda Spokes doe not (s)pit" ?   ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 18:10:34 »
ear about this problem, but seems only on gold rims; absolutely no problem here ...  VCIF_salut
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 18:34:25 »
ear about this problem, but seems only on gold rims; absolutely no problem here ...  VCIF_salut


No not just on gold rims. My friend has a silver bike and his are pitting too.
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 19:27:53 »
Mine are ok still!  VCIF_salut
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 20:27:44 »
That's good to hear. I was hoping mine would too, but sadly not. However, I will be looked after by the distributor.
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 01:10:25 »
The spokes on my AT are crap. Just two months old and rusting out...




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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 01:16:52 »
Mine are on black wheels and need changing,Honda are not send replacement wheels just spokes then they are sent to wheel builder to be changed ,Honda say the warranty will not be affected so we will see
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 01:33:37 »
I managed to slow down the rate of deterioration using a spray on oil. The distributor recommended I spray the oil on a cloth an then wipe the spokes. Been working well.
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 17:26:39 »
Honda have let them self down big time the more this is spread through the media the better,even guys who have been sent the replacement 2017 spokes double dipped are still getting problems so maybe time to dump the AT and get a Yamaha or triumph lol
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 18:57:33 »
I'll never get a Triumph again.
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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 19:03:28 »
I'll never get a Triumph again.

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Re: Pitting on spokes
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 22:16:47 »
I'll never get a Triumph again.
So feel free to choose a YAMAHA  VCIF_salut .

Almost did, the S10, but the length of the rider and pillion seat is not quite as long as the AT's. And more importantly it didn't have a DCT gearbox, which I wanted.

As for pitting on the spokes, the problem has not progressed due to the oil treatment I give it. It's a bit of pain, but if the spokes do deteriorate then the NZ Honda distributor will take care of me.
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