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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by KiLL CraZy View Post
During the summer it's parked on the street but always covered when not in use, winter I put it in my backyard (still outdoors but covered) I'll double check the chain but I think that's fine since it never stood out to me.

Yes they do but when winter comes, the bike is off the streets so I cna't see that affecting it.

Copy, I live in NY so definitely can't be salt for me since I'm not by the ocean lol.

I'll try some Dawn and elbow grease like KeepRiidin suggested, someone also suggested to try and use corroborator to clean it off, will that damage the engine? Are those pieces aluminum?
Well, you seem to know it all. You should be good to go.
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Well, you seem to know it all. You should be good to go.
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Metals oxidize. Mine does it too. Scrubs off. If some remains some metal polish will help.
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Mothers mag and aluminum posish should fix it
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Same thing all over the engine and surrounding areas on my garage kept 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom. Black paint is coming right off with it. Going to try some of the suggestions elsewhere in this thread, as its also showing up on the black wheels too.

I didn't ride it very much last year, but it was a very damp and humid season so I'm guessing not giving it the usual cleaning/waxing treatment I normally do caught up with me.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 02:21 PM
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Mine did the same. Lightly scrubbing off the corrosion then putting wax on it fixed the problem. The wax doesn't seem bothered by the heat at all, though I reapply it whenever I wax the paint. A friend of mine used high heat clear coat sprayed onto a rag and applied it. That fixed the issue for him
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