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Old 01-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #939
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Question Suspension link corrosion

Got my bash plate installed, finished setting the valves and got her put back together. Wired in phone, gps, and Trail Tech computer on a switch. So far so good.

Then I pulled the rear suspension links and pins to swap for lowering links and was disappointed to find rusty pin surfaces and rusty pins where the links were in contact with them. I tried polishing out with steel wool, but there is very shallow pitting.

After seeing that the pins rotate on roller bearings, and those surfaces were clean and undamaged, I have come to the conclusion that unless there is a loose fit, the rusted links and pins are not a problem.

Don '05 KLR 250 & '04 DR 200
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