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Hey guys just wondering what you think of the rust in this area and how bad it is in terms of safety and performance. Looking at purchasing this bike but not sure because of this rust.
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That only looks like surface rust at the moment so it probably isn't a safety issue. However, it's only going to get worse. You could buy replacement part for that pretty easily off a wrecked R3.
 

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That only looks like surface rust at the moment so it probably isn't a safety issue. However, it's only going to get worse. You could buy replacement part for that pretty easily off a wrecked R3.
Cheers man, I think I will pull the trigger on it and just replace that part. Getting a good deal on it anyway. Thanks for the advice.
 

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If it's only that part, you can even replace it yourself. However, safer to strip the bike & inspect 'underneath the hood'. You never know.
 

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Wash 👏 Your 👏 Bike 👏

Regularly washing your bike will help prevent rust from building up, especially if it's stored outdoors in a high moisture environment (humidity, rain, etc) and/or is near any body of saltwater.

That rust is just surface rust, but it will eat away at the structure over time. Just keep an eye on it for now unless you have the means to treat it.
 

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No amount of washing going to stop it from rusting if you live near the ocean and store it outside.
 

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prevent stop same difference. It's a battle you're never gonna win haha. Only way to truly prevent it is store it inside a dry location.
 
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