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Over the weekend, I pulled out the non-lower-fairing Motosliders for my SV in preparation to install the new fairing sliders. To my surprise, it appears water worked it's way into the pass through, corroding the main bolt and leaving a tan and white residue on the main bolt and dripping out of the pass through. Has anyone else had this problem? A corrosion inhibitor should greatly reduce this, but I have no experience in such matters.

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This is rather unusual. VERY unusual given the short amount of time you had yours.

Where in the country are you located? (Near the coast? How close?)
 

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When I put my motosliders on the OEM bolt had some oxidation like that, and the bike was pretty new at the time. I very much doubt that your oxidation has anything to do with the motosliders. When I installed my motosliders, I gave them a light coat of grease to try to stay off any future oxidation.
 

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I have seen some like that on OEM bolts before as well. The current SV I ride, an 01, which I bought in 08, had nothing like this on the OEM bolt. I haven't figured out yet what causes it on some but not others.
 

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This is rather unusual. VERY unusual given the short amount of time you had yours.

Where in the country are you located? (Near the coast? How close?)
Nate, I'm in California about 12 miles inland, and my SV's under covered parking (no rain on my baby!); I've never had any problems with oxidation out here before. The only thing I can think of is a ride in the rain a few months ago, but the engine heat should have taken care of any water in there. Perhaps that particular bolt's anticorrosion coatings weren't up to the job?

And I only had those sliders in for 2.5 months. Currently, a friend of mine has them for his SV, but is waiting to find out more about this issue before he installs the bolt.
 

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Gotcha, OK.

Dunno that the rain would do it. Would be some awfully harsh rain.

What really gets me is the whitish liquid. I can't for the life of me think of what would cause that, or where that would come from.
 

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My wife's SV came from San Diego and I found the same thing with the stock bolt when I pulled it out. Seem to recall some residue on the frame like that puddle as well.

I just chalked (heh, no pun intended) it up to the salty sea water humidity.

No worse for the wear.

--Joe

Nate, I'm in California about 12 miles inland, and my SV's under covered parking (no rain on my baby!); I've never had any problems with oxidation out here before. The only thing I can think of is a ride in the rain a few months ago, but the engine heat should have taken care of any water in there. Perhaps that particular bolt's anticorrosion coatings weren't up to the job?

And I only had those sliders in for 2.5 months. Currently, a friend of mine has them for his SV, but is waiting to find out more about this issue before he installs the bolt.
 
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