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my exhaust is rusting in several places on collector box,cat converter area, is it covered under warranty,3000 mies and garaged so why rusting already
 

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Salted roads maybe?
 

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Any polishing compounds applied? Something that doesn't like chrome? If any protective coating has been applied, read it carefully for possible bad interaction with chromed parts..
 

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my exhaust is rusting in several places on collector box,cat converter area, is it covered under warranty,3000 mies and garaged so why rusting already

you're not the first person to post about rust.. but i believe it's been more familiar from over the pond... as i'm guessing you guys have slightly nastier weather than we do over in the states.. i don't believe honda has recognized this as a valid reason for a recall yet, but i would file a formal complaint with honda in order to get a log going.
 

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I thought the common problem was discolouration in the muffler rather than the headers rusting?
 

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I think its both, to be honest I don't think I have ever heard of any Honda having as many issues as the 2008 blade.. I have never had any rust on any of my Honda's.. My 08 didn't show any rust after 10,000 miles...
 

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I think its both, to be honest I don't think I have ever heard of any Honda having as many issues as the 2008 blade.. I have never had any rust on any of my Honda's.. My 08 didn't show any rust after 10,000 miles...
yeah the 08 def has more probs than most of the others out there.. but it seems like it's hit or miss.. seems like discoloration on the exhaust has been European prob mostly, oil probs back and forth, clutch issues, i've heard some peoples paint was clouding over really soon... disappointing to say the least..
 

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just to let you no i did have a post on here went to my dealers showed them the rust and they replaced my exhaust and said they were gonna put a claim in to honda they did say they it was a different part number i just said that if i bought a new car i wouldn't expect it to rust within a year of buying it and they agreed!!!
 

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I know that Honda are aware of this problem and are replacing them under warrenty but "ONLY" if the customer complains , and not a recall notice !!

Its something to do with the rivets in the build of it , not weather or finishining so could happen anywhere !!


So anyone else out there with this problem , take it to your Honder dealer for a warrenty replacement now !!!!
 

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When you get your new one, make sure you check it over and if needed, stick on a bit of hammerite or some sort of rust prohibitor.
 

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Had mine replaced becuase of the discoloring, then the day it came back home I replaced with a new Yosh. So I have a new can for sale if you want to keep the stock can.
 

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I tried to get new exhaust under warranty. Not a warranty issue. It's a normal matter that paint colour of the bikes is fading away in six month. Just one more reason to change this ping pong to the German product.
 

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Thanks dev435 and cbrpaul, I have noticed in the last week that mine is starting to discolour/rust aswell, its only 4 months old so i'm going back to the dealer to see what they say.:)
 

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No rust on mine, only white areas.

Told my dealer that I will claim before the warranty period is up, and they said "no problem, don't blame you"

Have heard that the muffler is now a different part number from launch.
 

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No rust on mine, only white areas.
I haven't seen it but "rust" is going to be whatever colour the base material oxidises to. Iron rusts red and aluminium "rusts" white for example.
 
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