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WD40 everything before you put it up wet.
They use ACF50 over there........
I still want try that stuff, but it's way more expensive than WD40.

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I have noticed that the foot control's plating is rather poor. I can see it is all going to start corroding pretty soon, and mine has only 1000 miles on it. I may paint them when I take things apart to put the rearsets on.

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I have noticed that the foot control's plating is rather poor. I can see it is all going to start corroding pretty soon, and mine has only 1000 miles on it. I may paint them when I take things apart to put the rearsets on.

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Yeah, I thought about removing the footrest hangers and levers next winter, and either painting them with Hammerite or similar, or getting them powder coated.

As for spraying on a protectant, all my bikes have always got a coat of GT85 to its lower extremities after every wash (like WD40, but better, as leaves a PTFE coat behind), but I’m not going to do that before a wash!! As for ACF50, I used to only use that for my all-weather/commuting bikes, but may have to re-think that with the SCR. It’s just a bit of a faff to apply.....
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Yeah, I thought about removing the footrest hangers and levers next winter, and either painting them with Hammerite or similar, or getting them powder coated.

As for spraying on a protectant, all my bikes have always got a coat of GT85 to its lower extremities after every wash (like WD40, but better, as leaves a PTFE coat behind), but Iím not going to do that before a wash!! As for ACF50, I used to only use that for my all-weather/commuting bikes, but may have to re-think that with the SCR. Itís just a bit of a faff to apply.....
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You sound a bit like Delboy...know him?
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You sound a bit like Delboy...know him?
Delboy on YouTube?? Yeah, I like some of his videos.
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https://youtu.be/Tv-1wmRSxvM


Hits on a lot of the reasons I went SCR over the competition.

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Haha, just posted this in the videos section...still finding my way around lol
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To those choosing the SCR over the Rebel:

I just traded in the Rebel for the SCR.

The Rebel is a great, high revving little bobber.

The SCR is definitely bigger, stronger, and simply has more road presence. For me itís a much Ďbetterí bike.

In the UK, the Rebel retails at about 5 grand, the SCR 9 grand (although there are plenty of 7-8 grand deals to be had on a new one) - to be honest, the cost of the bike reflects the difference in build quality IMHO. The Rebel is a budget bike and I had to have the exhaust replaced twice under warranty due to rust issues. The engine was great though and everything else ok. I put 14000 miles on mine in a year and it served me very well in all seasons.
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