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My mate loves his Interceptor, bought new last year.

He has ridden it through this winter so far, and it has not faired well.

He ACF50 coated it liberally before the ‘salt season’.

But it now looks horrid, the alloy has corroded very badly. All bright zinc plated bits are now very dull grey. Both front and rear brakes seized on.

Anyone else ridden their‘s through winter, if so how did it fair?
 
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My mate loves his Interceptor, bought new last year.

He has ridden it through this winter so far, and it has not faired well.

He ACF50 coated it liberally before the ‘salt season’.

But it now looks horrid, the alloy has corroded very badly. All bright zinc plated bits are now very dull grey. Both front and rear brakes seized on.

Anyone else ridden their‘s through winter, if so how did it fair?
A few blasts out on my CCM, dry days only, and so far so good. Wiped down with an oily rag and liberal amounts of WD40 substitute used!
 
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None of the anti-corrosion wonder products are “fit and forget.”

Did he have better results riding other bikes on salty roads?
 
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My mate loves his Interceptor, bought new last year.

He has ridden it through this winter so far, and it has not faired well.

He ACF50 coated it liberally before the ‘salt season’.

But it now looks horrid, the alloy has corroded very badly. All bright zinc plated bits are now very dull grey. Both front and rear brakes seized on.

Anyone else ridden their‘s through winter, if so how did it fair?

Tell him I'll give him a grand for it, I could do with a scruffy winter bike to look at when I get in my T5 VW :)
 

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Tell him I'll give him a grand for it, I could do with a scruffy winter bike to look at when I get in my T5 VW :)
Ha!
No chance.
He loved it when it was shiny and new and was rather gutted when it suddenly turned into a rat bike! But now he’s kinda resigned to the fact it’s his winter rat bike !
 

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My mates been told the recall, to replace the caliper, is only on the rear brake? But there are no new ones available currently! So he had new pistons and seals in the front and rear under warranty.
 
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and to think i nearly sold my commando for dirt and bought one...i must have been on some sort o IPA trip..oh wait...i was
 

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and to think i nearly sold my commando for dirt and bought one...i must have been on some sort o IPA trip..oh wait...i was

The RE is a nice bike Alan (if that’s what you want), but it’s not THAT nice !!
 

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Sorry not a royal Enfield but a work mate rode his hinkley Bonneville through last winter and the front and back brake calipers seized up
This resulted in buying new callipers because the callipers crumbled when he tried to fit new seals
Another mate also with a hinkley Bonneville although an old one had the engine number fall off
That is the powder coat fell off and completely took the engine number with it
He keeps the shard of powder coat in an evolope
 
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It's dream world to think you can ride day in day out on salt and not end up with a corroded Bike/car/truck/bicycle.
Spray on coatings just slow the process down.

Glen
 

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The Brits had it pretty much nailed to be fair.

All Brit manufacturers had a version of an ‘external corrosion prevention lubricating system’ ... some more copious than others.

The Japanese just never succeeded with theirs...
 
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