Front wheel finish failure.


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Front wheel finish failure.

Postby bohdan » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:22 am





I know similar topics have been posted before, but has anybody have any luck of having failed wheels from clear coating fail? This picture is the front tire of a 2013 Goldwing. Having bought a trike and a bike at the same time, the stock wheels all show the same imperfections. I have been told the clear coat on the second generation wings can fail right at the sharp edges as shown on the pix. Thinking this could be a warranty issue, a letter was written to Mother Honda with a unfavorable response from a service representative telephonically. Basically, tough cookies. A request to put their response in writing is against their policy. Really?



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Re: Front wheel finish failure.

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:50 am

Improper or careless tire changing can cause this!!! Have tires been changed on these wheels????

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Re: Front wheel finish failure.

Postby bohdan » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:09 am

Nope, original tires. I am ready for a set now though,

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Re: Front wheel finish failure.

Postby Red Ron » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:20 pm

I hve basically got the same response on my 2013.

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Re: Front wheel finish failure.

Postby iancardwell » Sun May 01, 2016 10:42 am

This failure is quite common on 1800,s here in the UK. If it happens during the 2year warranty period Honda will replace them free of charge BUT they still fit the same wheel type with the same finish so the exact same fault will occur.

On all my Wings I have had my wheels powder coated from new. I have a spare set of wheels so I just get them powder coated so that they are ready to fit when my new bike arrives.
In my 2016 bike I e had them done in Satin Black. The powder coat finish is easier to clean than the standard clear coat and it appears to be harder wearing too.


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