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My rotors are starting to show surface rust, should I bother doing anything about it to improve the appearance?
 

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spray brake cleaner on it
 

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Since I was just getting ready to replace the rotors on my cage, I happen to have some great brake cleaner on hand. Not sure why it didn't occur to me, I was thinking more along the lines of steel wool or something but perhaps that would do more damage than good.
 

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FYI, spray some WD40 into the screw holes on your bar ends... I noticed a bit of rust residue already forming in there too, apparently they didn't bother putting galvanized fasteners in there... how I wish I had a garage... :(
 

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A light cross sanding with a coarse sandpaper to the rotor just to take the glaze off is also prudent before cleaning.
 

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I figure screw it. They just look like crap shortly after cleaning them. Mine really don't get rusty though either. I park in a garage at home and a parking garage at work.
 

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Check this out...

If you ride often enough, rust will not form on the rotors due to the brake pads rubbing anything off. :p

Really, rusty rotors will not hurt anything. The first time you apply your brakes, it'll wipe off.
 

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Binary Jay said:
My rotors are starting to show surface rust, should I bother doing anything about it to improve the appearance?

Ride It! I went out today to roll my bike out and noticed a snall amount of surface rust. I rode it and I am sure the rust is gone now.
 

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yeah mine get some rust on them and was concerned about it too being my first bike and dont know much about mantinance on it. but was told if you dont ride it a lot it will happen. like was said before the next time you ride the first time you apply your brakes it will come off and no harm is done. so dont worry bout it.
 

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It's been a few days since I've ridden because the weather has been very nasty. I guess that, combined with the bike being outside (covered, though I doubt that does a world of good to keep the moisture out in the rain) and the fact that I just hosed the bike down to wash it before I parked it for a few days straight is what's causing all the oxidation.

Rust sucks.
 

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doesnt matter if its outside mine is always garaged and not much rain here in az if any at all. when i see it it just begs to be riden. talking bout rust do any of you have rust on the shaft that holds the swingarm to the frame?
 

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doesnt matter if its outside mine is always garaged and not much rain here in az if any at all. when i see it it just begs to be riden. talking bout rust do any of you have rust on the shaft that holds the swingarm to the frame?
Spray silicone on non-moving parts to protect from rust. I even spray the whole engine with it. But, ESPECIALLY NOT THE ROTORS!!!!:)
 

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redoliander said:
doesnt matter if its outside mine is always garaged and not much rain here in az if any at all. when i see it it just begs to be riden. talking bout rust do any of you have rust on the shaft that holds the swingarm to the frame?
I shot a lot of WD40 in there and continue to do it every time I wash, so far so good.
 

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Over everything?
 
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