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Old 06-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #2956
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So I drilled my swingarm and released the water. There was maybe 1/2 a cup in there. After drying out I put in a heap of fish oil in, drained it again and siliconed the mudflap/swingarm plug holes & plugs.

A bit of black silicone to fill the 2mm drill holes & hopefully we should be right for winter.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #2957
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Not sure about fish oil, but could one have used something like the product below to ensure little or no rust...if it could be gotten down in there successfully?

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=41
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:08 AM   #2958
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Fish Oil: Manufacturers claim that it penetrates existing rust & prevents further rusting as well as creating a protective coating to prevent rust in previously unaffected areas. It seems it's use is pretty widespread and was much easier to get hold of locally than the Boeshield T9.

It's my understanding that Fish Oil is best as a preventative. The water that came out of my swingarm was pretty clear anyway so I'm hoping that this treatment will do the trick.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #2959
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Isn't WD40 fish oil?


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Old 06-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #2960
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Grandfather always told me that WD-40 is really a solvent, not a lubricant.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #2961
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I spray it in and on my bicycle frames if I ride in the rain. Seems to work pretty well.

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #2962
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Wd-40 is not a lubricant. It's a de-greasing, rust prevention spray meant for "water displacement."
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #2963
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I spray it in and on my bicycle frames if I ride in the rain. Seems to work pretty well.

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Sometimes I just spray it on my neck so I smell sexy.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #2964
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Ok I'm back at it...the ever popular "which is better, bike X or bike y" forum thread....

initially I was going to throw in the BMW F700GS but it appears that right now, for the dollar, the TR650 Terra or Strada is a better bang for the buck (if I'm completely wrong there please let me know).

Now I'm looking at the Honda NC700X which by all accounts seems to be getting a lot of positive reviews from owners, however i'm thinking it is the honda accord of motorcyles...which isn't an insult, honda accords are #1 selling cars for a reason.

so just wondering if a TR650 terra/strada is something i should be thinking of in terms of the NC700x or are these completely different classes? i suppose to get as close to equal i'd ask about the strada as the nc700x is positioned as a road bike (though have seen plenty of comments about its ability to function off-road in mild conditions).

so at this point, if one was looking for a medium level bike in terms of performance, street (highway/touring), quality, what would steer me one way or the other? i know i'm asking TR owners to tell me why i shouldn't buy a honda but i'm also guessing i'm not the only one to at least compare them a little..right? thanks all!

Just for conversation, check out the BMW 650GS single. A little more money than the Husky but huge aftermarket for carrying capabilities, seating etc. It is not a discontinued product so long-term support is better too.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:26 AM   #2965
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When you buy a new car and they try to flog you all the 'add on's' like fabric treatment and window tinting and anti-rust treatment.... Well in most instances that fancy rust treatment has fish-oil as its base....... So there you go....

And for the smarty whose gonna cook my goose with some super new techie rust stopper product... Well for the most part it's always been fish-oil.... The good oil...

WD40 is not fish oil, it is a mineral oil. Very good at displacing water- BUT it does not linger like fish oil.

Personally I prefer Lanolin rather than fish-oil for rust prevention... But that's more about the smell than anything else. I always rub a little Lanolin on my machinery tables, etc to prevent rust in my sub-tropical climate.... The Japanese swear by Camellia Oil to protect their blades and tools, etc. it is very good but very expensive and not easy to get in a larger quantity...

So choose your poison
* Lanolin
* Fish Oil
* Camellia Oil

All will perform admirably.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 AM   #2966
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Inox is Lanolin based wont dry out. Comes in liquid form also
http://www.actrol.com.au/Products/Se...nox-Lubricant/
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #2967
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In 1995 sprayed a bike with WD40 while I endured two long, wet, dreary years in britain (doesn't deserve a capital B).
18 years later (last month) I sold that bike here in Aus without ever having ridden it - and it was still coated in WD40 - and a fair layer of dust, it must be said!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:14 AM   #2968
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And that's why you ride donkeys
My wife appreciates the smell of a man who has been working on a motorcycle. Funny thing is, I appreciate the smell of a woman who has been working on a motorcycle even more.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #2969
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My wife appreciates the smell of a man who has been working on a motorcycle. Funny thing is, I appreciate the smell of a woman who has been working on a motorcycle even more.
I don't like smelly women , tasty yes!
......but I digrees......... .

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #2970
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I don't like smelly women , tasty yes!
......but I digrees......... .

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