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    Nice one Dave.

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    TREAT EVERY DAY AS YOUR LAST.....ONE DAY YOU WILL BE RIGHT!!

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    Forgive me new to site,so probably repeating old subject, I have some bubbling on the chrome centre of wheels between spokes have started to lube / clean with acf50 is that the right thing to do anything else I can do to slow the process down

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    It's great stuff for removing, stopping rust advancing, but not sure how much it will reduce the bubbling chrome once it's got to that stage.
    FTW )

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    I agree with you there Whistler, once the chrome has started bubbling the damage has been done and it's beyond repair, best to be stripped and re-chromed or have the wheel rebuilt with an alloy rim and stainless spokes. The alloy rim can be polished to look like chrome.

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    Yep figured as much but only had the bike three weeks so maybe something for the future

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    A cheaper solution would to have the wheel blasted and powder coated in chrome coloured powder. It can be done without removing the spokes.

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    I use Sealey Copper Grease Lubricant Spray when replacing the stock quick rot H-D fasteners with nice stainless steel items. Copper grease doesn't melt at your engine's working temperature thus it's ideal for your engines fasteners.

    The RRP for Sealey Copper Grease Lubricant Spray is £4.50 for a 500ml can.

    I buy mine from Huddersfield Auto Jumble for £2.00 a can. I thoroughly recommend this Sealey product.

    It is manufactured in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


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    Stainless steel is a very pretty steel, however, in order to preserve the shiney silver surface, chromium is added to the mild steel whilst still molten, in varying amounts dependant upon which grade is being manufactured, however, very shiney stainless has the highest % of chromium, more chrome=harder&more brittle steel, to increase the tensile strength nickel is also added, but it is always lower than high tensile steels, harley davidson do not use stainless fasteners due to cost, they are expensive, and the lower tensile strength; i wouldn't fit stainless anywhere near wheel spindles, brake calipers, fork yolks, engine mounts, shock absorbers or the swinging arm...

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    Ok Robbiem1961,

    Thanks for your post, although it is informative unfortunately it is now outdated. Modern Stainless Steels are far stronger than they were 20 years ago.

    Bufab Stainless AB manufacture the world's strongest Stainless Steel Fasteners under the Bumax brand name. Bumax 88, Bumax 109 and Bumax 129 have the equivalent tensile and shear strength of 8.8, 10.9 & 12.9 grade steel. Bufab also manufacture Bumax 149 and Bumax 200, these Stainless Steels have a tensile strength equivalent to 14.9 & 20.0.

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    Bufab supply Stainless Steel Fasteners to the Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical and Submarine industries, where only the strongest Stainless Fasteners will do.


    As far as I recall, the only Motorcycle manufacturer who built bikes with all Stainless Steel Fasteners were Silk Motorcycles in Derby. George Silk built less than 200 of his 700S water cooled two-stroke twin cylinder Sportsbike. The Silk engine was based on the old Scott which was built in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Silk built their last machine in 1979 after discovering that they were loosing £200 on every bike sold.

    Here are some I=mages of the Silk.

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    I have used Black Stainless Steel fasteners on my 883 Iron's engine, see images.

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    I went to Huddersfield Auto Jumble today, my usual supplier had run out of SAS 20 General Maintenance Spray, so I bought Tygris Anti Rust Agent at £2 for a 400ml can. RRP is £5.13 a can.

    I used to buy Tygris products when I was a purchaser for Marshalls PLC, the stone and concrete company. They have always performed well.

    I'll let you know how this product compares to the SAS 20.

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