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Offline Sooty01

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Fork leg paint pitting.
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:59:17 PM »
Just given my F750 a good cleaning after several weeks of use after the lockdown was lifted. I have found the black paint on the left fork leg is badly pitted showing what looks like white primer underneath.  I'll take it in next Saturday, no doubt to be told they are stone chips.

At least it looks to have a primer, the crossmember of the centre stand has lost all its paint, no undercoat at all.

I'm not loving this bike much, it's adequate, nothing more. I really am missing my F800GS.

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 09:17:24 AM »
Sorry to hear that - I wonder what caused the pitting? I checked mine recently whilst servicing the brake callipers and they were perfect. Centre stand has some abrasion on it but seems OK. Mineís just coming up to a year old and until COVID struck I was commuting daily on it in all weathers.

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 10:42:12 AM »
I have looked at my fork legs and noticed some small stone chips, no pitting. Can you take some pics?

It will be interesting what your dealer / BMW will make of it.

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 09:49:01 AM »
The fork leg is now replaced under warranty. First they said it was stone chips, including some behind the protection of the mudguard flap protecting the seal. Next was what cleaning fluid do you use? Finally accepting it's just poorly coated.
It is a budget bike which shows in every component and material. I have rust on the frame comming from where brackets are spot welded (looking down between the tank and steering head. The paint missing off the centre stand is normal, they offered to have it powder coated at my cost?
However, after my very expensive  120000 service and with the 16 tooth sprocket fitted I now really like riding the bike. It's like a different machine.

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 10:14:16 AM »
How expensive is very expensive, if you donít mind me asking. Just coming up to my first annual service with brake fluid change...

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 10:16:45 AM »
Hi Sooty01 another question, I take it a standard sprocket is 15t. How would you describe the 16 works with the bike?
Hindsight is a terrible way to learn Iíd rather be gifted

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 06:12:01 PM »
The service would have been £360 but I pre purchased oil vouchers. It cost £320.00 and inluded.
Oil and filter change.
Diagnostic check and service warning re setting.
Air filter change.
Spark plugs changing.
Valves checking ( would have been extra if adjustment needed)
Brake fluid changing.

The 16 tooth sprocket now fitted is smaller than the std 17t and makes the bike much livelier.

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 11:27:52 PM »
Ah 17t is standard Ok got it thanks.
Hindsight is a terrible way to learn Iíd rather be gifted

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 12:01:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sooty01 [+]
The service would have been £360 but I pre purchased oil vouchers. It cost £320.00 and inluded.
Oil and filter change.
Diagnostic check and service warning re setting.
Air filter change.
Spark plugs changing.
Valves checking ( would have been extra if adjustment needed)
Brake fluid changing.

The 16 tooth sprocket now fitted is smaller than the std 17t and makes the bike much livelier.

So it sounds like at 12,000 Miles no actual adjustment was needed on the valves?
I don't know where we are... but I have been lost here before...

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Re: Fork leg paint pitting.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 10:07:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sooty01 [+]
The service would have been £360 but I pre purchased oil vouchers. It cost £320.00 and inluded.
Oil and filter change.
Diagnostic check and service warning re setting.
Air filter change.
Spark plugs changing.
Valves checking ( would have been extra if adjustment needed)
Brake fluid changing.

The 16 tooth sprocket now fitted is smaller than the std 17t and makes the bike much livelier.

Thanks. Odd that brake fluid was required as I thought it was first year then every two years afterward, but Iím guessing yours is either 1 or 3 years old? Having paid nearly £200 for the running in check at 600 miles the price doesnít seem quite so bad!