Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Marchesini long term storage?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Marchesini long term storage?

    Hi guys and girls! Just looking for some info about storing magnesium wheels long term. Last year I bought a set of 10 spoke forged magnesium marchesini's for my TLR. Rode it once on the street and once on a track day. I haven't ridden it since last summer. My concern is; is it ok to store these wheels for long periods? Like 10 years or so! I know magnesium corrodes much more than steel or aluminum. I don't want to pull them out someday and have them disinegrate in my hands. Any thoughts on this? Any tips on proper storage? Thanks, Balazs.

  • #2
    There is no way to store these for that long. If you want I can take care of them for you. PM me and I will send my address,

    Comment


    • #3
      I think as long as you don't strip the paint off of them and store them in a brine solution, outdoors, or in a leaky basement, you'll probably be just fine...

      Otherwise, look here for a discourse on corrosion of magnesium:

      http://www.navalmaterials.com/MatSel...rmagnesium.htm
      It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

      Comment


      • #4
        why dont you just put them on the bike?
        Sebimoto Carbonfiber Bodywork, Zero Gravity D/B dark tinted screen, Carbo tech C/F frame guards, C/F look levers, black Spider grips, M4 Full system (alum), PC2, Light tech C/F mirrors, GeeLong C/F tank protector, 520 Conversion W/ Gold RK chain and 16/40 stealth sprockets, Pedros Gear Position Indicator, Fan switch, Airbox lid.....REMOVED, Probolt Fasteners all Gold. Spare Set of AMA's Larry Pegram #72 bodywork, Gold clear clutch cover, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pro-Tek Rearsets, Flycal6 quick release tank and seat pins, in the black frame club, Vandrivers coerce style sprocket guard, and a killer TLR keychain

        Comment


        • #5
          store them for 10 years?!?!?!?
          http://media.damnfunnypictures.com/dfp/fg_14.gif
          My sig image busted the height and size limits.

          Comment


          • #6
            if you're not gonna ride them for 10 years...sell them why did you get them in the first place?

            -

            Comment


            • #7
              store them at my place. i won't even charge ya except to ship them back
              AFM #715
              Suomy, Leo Vince Exhausts, Stompgrip, Sidi/Motonation, Lockhart Philips, Sonny Engineering, RK Racing Chains, AFAM

              Comment


              • #8
                I know a closer storage place out just down the 401 in Toronto. Just call me before you drop them off.
                Galfer braided lines throughout, ATRE, UFO tailight, ET79 Undertail and Hugger, 520 16/39 Gold Chain combo, Full Yosh C/F exhuast, Corbin seat, Ohlins Steering Damper, Ohlins Rear Suspension, Tinted Double Bubble Windscreen, Sylvania Superwhites, Yosh Box Remapped and all protected by GORILLA Alarm System

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Marchesini long term storage?

                  NONE OF THIS MAKES A LICK OF SENSE!

                  Originally posted by TLR-NUT
                  Hi guys and girls! Just looking for some info about storing magnesium wheels long term. Last year I bought a set of 10 spoke forged magnesium marchesini's for my TLR. Rode it once on the street and once on a track day. I haven't ridden it since last summer. My concern is; is it ok to store these wheels for long periods? Like 10 years or so! I know magnesium corrodes much more than steel or aluminum. I don't want to pull them out someday and have them disinegrate in my hands. Any thoughts on this? Any tips on proper storage? Thanks, Balazs.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Buying a TLR and storing it for 10 years makes perfect sense. IF there is a 2004 I will buy it and do the same thing.

                    Before you put it up, take the sprocket off and sell it to me
                    TLOTM:
                    May 2003
                    August 2004

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      The reason I'm not riding is that I don't have time. Too busy with the wife, kids and work. I still love the bike and have no intension of getting rid of it. I made that mistake back in highschool with my 86 GSX-R1100. Wish I had that bike now. I may dust off the TLR and do a trackday with it. Insurance is to expensive to ride it once a month on the street. Thanks for the info. Balazs.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        It sounds to me as though your needs aren't being met with a TLR. You should have bought something smaller and more insurable. Like a Honda Elite or better yet a Ruckus

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I made that mistake back in highschool with my 86 GSX-R1100. Wish I had that bike now
                          I am amazed you survived high school riding on an '86 GSXR 1100

                          My buddy has a pristine '86 GSXR1100 that he never rides. Hurts his back to ride it. He won't sell it though. The bike has Kaz Yoshima (no shit) ported heads, V&H pipe with "CO" baffle (not a whole lot of "baffling" going on) and Megacycle cams. It probably makes about 140 hp at the wheel.

                          I "offered" to ride it up on the local mountains for him. The local constabulary is a bit too familiar with "that red TLS" for my tastes right now. I figure I could ride by unnoticed on a hellishly loud and fast GSXR1100

                          I even offered to throw some new Metzlers on it (more for my protection, his tires are like 8 years old and hard as rocks) and store it at my place. He is actually thinking about it.

                          That old wardog is a literally a kick in the pants to ride
                          "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Your right about surviving high school Duken4evr. That was my first bike . That was back in 88 to 91. I sold it to finance getting my truck licence. I did buy another one last year that was excellant condition, but not mint. Once I started to take it apart, I discovered alot of thing broken. Suzuki no longer makes anything for it. The used parts I found were no better than what I was trying to replace. Got discouraged and sold the bike to my brother. Still dreaming about getting a mint one. To me, an 86 gixxer is far cooler than an 03 gixxer.

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X