2006 WR steel frame?
Posted January 14, 2006 - 05:56 AM
Posted January 14, 2006 - 11:02 AM
Posted January 14, 2006 - 05:42 PM
frame guards will stop the rusting from your boots wearing the paint away, and as Dan says a good bash plate is needed to protect the frame rails.
I put "jesus" tape on high wear areas, like inbetween the frame and the frame guards, on the frame next to my fuel filter. As the tape gets stuffed, just replace.
I wash my bike after I go riding then give it a spray with CRC longlife, I spray all the electrics with CRC 5.56 or 2.26, all from my work sponsorship, of course!
Posted January 15, 2006 - 03:20 AM
I know in Dubai the tap water is partially desalinated sea water but the salt content is still very high - just taste it.
As for rust - Keep the salt OFF, keep it dry (not a problem in your climate) and keep it lubed and protected as above.
I think the steel tubing on the WR is a crome moly mix which from memory of previous bikes I had is usually fairly rust resistant anyway.
I think you have to be more concerned about what affect the dust and sand will have on the motor and drive train. There is plenty of advice around on those two fronts.