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Old 03-04-2015, 05:10 AM   #1
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xr650L frame rust

Hi all. I just decided to jump aboard the xr650L wagon last week.
I found a deal and jumped on it. The only issue I'm having is what seems to be a major piece of rust at the base of the frame right below the frame oil drain bolt.

Aside from cutting and powdercoating. Is there any rust neutralizer that someone could recommend? My thoughts were to neutralize and paint over at least for the time being.

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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Wire brush+ naval jelly? Follow the safety instructions, the stuff is nasty.

If you've tried that already, then I haven't a better solution.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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Wire brush+ naval jelly? Follow the safety instructions, the stuff is nasty.

If you've tried that already, then I haven't a better solution.
^^ this.

Had similar rust in the same spot (frame oil drain) of my DR. Put that naval jelly stuff on and after a couple applications/cleanings the rust was gone. I just threw some touch up paint that doesn't match over it and I think it should be good, I'll just clean it up as needed.

The naval jelly is made by Loctite and can be found at Home Depot. Good stuff
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!

I'm going to pick this stuff up asap and see if I can dremel wire brush it back into shape

I also had the same thought regarding the touch-up paint not matching but really my concern is obviously the structure of the metal as opposed to cosmetic paint matching
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:27 AM   #5
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Hi all. Update. It's getting better.
First off there was more rust than I thought. It was all too clear as soon as I took off the after market skid plate

Before


In progress - just a grinding with metal wire discs

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Old 03-09-2015, 05:57 AM   #6
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This stuff turns rust into primer -- http://www.krylon.com/products/rust-...erting-primer/

I've had pretty good results with it.

Testors Chrome Silver is a good color match but unfortunately it doesn't hold up very well to shop chemicals. But it's only a few bucks and if you're just holding over until powdercoating it should be fine.
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Bummer, but probably a good thing you caught it now before it gets worse. Let us know how that naval jelly works for you if you go that route
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:14 AM   #8
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Bummer, but probably a good thing you caught it now before it gets worse. Let us know how that naval jelly works for you if you go that route
Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately it does not seem anywhere near easy or simple to get Naval Jelly in Canada. I think I've got the next best thing. It's a bottle of generic "rust converter" which contains the same active ingredient as Naval Jelly (phosphoric acid)

I'll keep you guys posted on the outcome
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:27 PM   #9
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Maybe you need to look for some 'Royal' naval jelly.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:58 AM   #10
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Hi all been busy lately but putting time in where I can

Here after some wire brush





Rust neutralizer applications



Primer





Today is the first legal day of the season to ride a bike in Quebec due to winter tire laws.... And it snowed 4 inches haha
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:17 AM   #11
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In the end she came back together





Aside from powder coating I'm satisfied for now.
I'll probably get the bike torn down at the end of fall to get it properly blasted and coated.
The riding season is so short in Montreal it makes no sense having the XR out of commission at this point

Cheers
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:17 AM   #12
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What does the law state, that's illegal for tires in Canada?



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Old 03-20-2015, 07:26 AM   #13
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What does the law state, that's illegal for tires in Canada?




In the province of Quebec all vehicles on the road need to have winter tires from December 15 to March 15. Since winter tires on motorcycles are extremely rare, and the fact that it has been freezing for the past 4 months, it basically means nobody can ride legally before March 15.

Just another law to restrict our freedom
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:33 AM   #14
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I see. Found a few loopholes in this old thread.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637570
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:44 AM   #15
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I see. Found a few loopholes in this old thread.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637570
Yeah that thread gives a little insight on what it's like to live here. You take the bad with the good.
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