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Old 02-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question Rusty Nipples

Easy Guys, I mean the bit on the end of the spokes in the wheel, my 1190, 2013/14 model has all the rear wheel spoke nipples going rusty, whilst the front wheel seems less affected.
Has anyone come across this issue before ?
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Easy Guys, I mean the bit on the end of the spokes in the wheel, my 1190, 2013/14 model has all the rear wheel spoke nipples going rusty, whilst the front wheel seems less affected.
Has anyone come across this issue before ?
Cheers Livo.
I have just over 3000k on mine and they are already getting bad, and I clean the bike often, but I also ride it every day rain or shine. A little disappointed. Just a little.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:37 PM   #3
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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My '14 model is a year old with 14000 miles and I'm not very meticulous about cleaning the wheels. I usually garage it but have been on several trips where it sits outside for several nights. No noticeable corrosion on the spokes or nipples, they must be stainless steel. The Saxess wheels should be the same for UK, Japan and US exports so it seems odd that you would see rust.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #5
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My '14 model is a year old with 14000 miles and I'm not very meticulous about cleaning the wheels. I usually garage it but have been on several trips where it sits outside for several nights. No noticeable corrosion on the spokes or nipples, they must be stainless steel. The Saxess wheels should be the same for UK, Japan and US exports so it seems odd that you would see rust.
Same here. If the dealer won't replace them, try some spray wax corrosion inhibitor.

Post a photo, please.

(BTW, stainless can rust if you get bits of carbon steel imbedded in the surface, such as by contact with tools like a wire brush, wrench, etc.)
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:39 AM   #6
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Update, KTM have now approved the replacement off all the Rusty Nipples on the rear wheel , just waiting for the Dealer to get the parts and get the job done.
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