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Here's a new one for ya!

Post by offcenter » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:53 pm



At least it's a new one for me. Never seen anything like it before.
I headed out yesterday morning on my '99 Goldwing to meet some
friends for breakfast.
I didn't make it.
About 150 feet out of my driveway, the left side foot peg BROKE OFF
and landed in the road!
Those pegs pivot up and back like many bikes. The pivot part is
still attached to the bike. The square metal tube with the rubber on it
is now laying on my workbench. Looks like it might have been a
bad weld combined with corrosion. I can't understand the corrosion
though. I've known this bike since it was new and it's always been kept
in a dry heated garage...and it's never been wrecked either.
And if a Goldwing falls over, the crashbars hold the bike up. The
foot peg never touches the ground.
Weird!!
Ordered another one from Ebay. $19.
Glad it didn't happen far from home. Would have been very
difficult riding that thing back home with no place to put my left foot.
Difficult to shift like that too.


George in Jersey.
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Re: Here's a new one for ya!

Post by ct1500 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Have read of that happening before makes you wonder.
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Re: Here's a new one for ya!

Post by madmtnmotors » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 pm

I wonder about the battery location above the left footpeg. On the side stand would anything be able to drip from the battery tray? i.e. condensation, accumulation of rain/roadspray "activating" any residual acid that may reside in/on the battery or battery tray? Early CB750's were susceptible to chain breakage from what was determined (speculated?) to be just a little bit of discharge from the battery vent that was able to drip onto the chain under the right conditions. This would quickly corrode the chain at the contaminated location leading to chain breakage and often punching a big hole in the crankcase.

Just a thought.
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Re: Here's a new one for ya!

Post by dingdong » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:17 am

madmtnmotors wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 pm
I wonder about the battery location above the left footpeg. On the side stand would anything be able to drip from the battery tray? i.e. condensation, accumulation of rain/roadspray "activating" any residual acid that may reside in/on the battery or battery tray? Early CB750's were susceptible to chain breakage from what was determined (speculated?) to be just a little bit of discharge from the battery vent that was able to drip onto the chain under the right conditions. This would quickly corrode the chain at the contaminated location leading to chain breakage and often punching a big hole in the crankcase.

Just a thought.

1500 battery is on the right side.
Tom

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Re: Here's a new one for ya!

Post by Ghostman » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:10 am

A couple of years ago the guys on the 1800 forums were complaining about the same thing. I guess happens infrequently.



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