Yours are the first I've seen/heard of rusting actually.. :/ 4430 k's, how much of it in the weather and where do you store your bike?
+1eric said:Just change the bolts to stainless steal once and forget it.
Wow, thats crazy. You have lots of humidity there huh? Take 1 out and go to a good hardware store, have them match it up with something stainless and take 4 home. Very sad that Kawi didnt already use stainless...Tweek said:
Has anyone figured out a solution to the rusted bolts on the handlebars?
+1Kitten said:Looks like dealer assembly damage. I got to see my bike in the crate after it came off the truck. Kawi sends them with the bars off, and a metal tab from the top of the crate frame bolts to the tree to hold the bike upright.
So the dealer has to remove those bolts from the crate tab, and them use them to bolt the bars in place. Looks like the dealer's shop might have been a bit rough with them, and damaged the black oxide coating. Or they got beat up when the factory was putting in the crate. No way of telling really.
Pull the bolts and wire brush them off, then spray with some rustoleum, or go stainless, would be the best way. There might be some plastic hex bolt caps at the hardware store, but wouldn't bet on it.
On my Seca, it has plastic caps over the hex bolts on the bars, so they do exist. If you have a sharp parts guy, he might be able to looks some up for you.