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Old 02-16-2017, 12:12 AM
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I just bought a 2003 wide glide about 4 weeks ago. It's been sitting in my garage due to the fact of Cold weather/salt on the roads. It was in mint condition when I bought it. Now I am starting to see some minor surface oxidation marks on the front fork. Only on one side. Coincidentally the side that faces the concrete when in kickstand position with handle bars Turned to the left. I believe it is coming from the moisture in the concrete due to the fact that I don't have a heated garage. I was wondering if anybody knows how to get rid of the marks without damaging/having to remove the clear coat. like I said, it is just starting to appear. The bike was not like that 4 weeks ago when I bought it. PLEASE!! Someone help me resolve this problem before it's too late and I have to strip, polish the forks and re clear coat them. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:50 AM
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I would throw a cover over it with a 60w light bulb for heat
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:54 AM
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Are you storing rock salt in there?
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Put a piece of plywood down and park on the plywood then cover it with a cover and a 60wt. Bulb under cover.
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First off, it's a vehicle and will get dirty + show wear. A little oxidation isn't going to kill it, or make it run like ****.

Second, try some never dull on the forks and leave the "oily" residue on until you take it out this coming spring.
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Do you have a swimming pool, and if so, are you storing pool chemicals in your garage?
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Give the bike a wash then dry it and coat it in Carnauba wax or similar, then wipe it off with a soft rag. Like others said are you storing pool chemicals/chlorine or salt in your garage?
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I would throw a cover over it with a 60w light bulb for heat
Good idea for heat. I have a Furnace I'm going to put in my new Garage. thanks for the idea though
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Take a towel and put some CLR rust remover on it and clean the rust off. It is mild enough that it won't damage the surface. After you remove the surface rust you can put some WD-40 to keep the area free of rust.

Once Spring gets here and the weather warms up a bit you will have to paint the area with clear paint or the rust will eventually come back again.
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There are no chemicals or salt being stored in the garage. Other than your regular chemicals for mechanics, oil, gas, Ect
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