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I was thinking of buying a Honda Grom but was wondering how long it will last and how soon can I expect rust on it? Like, how many months in will I start seeing rust on my bike provided that I take care of it and maintain it properly.
 

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Stored out of the rain or in the weather?
 

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I don’t know, but I would say it somewhat depends on where you live. If you live near the ocean, then you might see some rust sooner than someone living further inland. I store my bike indoors, live far from the ocean, and have never ridden it in the rain, so I can’t offer any real world experience.
 

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Stored out of the rain with the occasional drive in the rain (not often tho)
Less than a year before you will see surface rust on some parts of the frame. Mine was stored outside the first 6 months or so I had it, I've had to touch up some areas.
 
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I don’t know, but I would say it somewhat depends on where you live. If you live near the ocean, then you might see some rust sooner than someone living further inland. I store my bike indoors, live far from the ocean, and have never ridden it in the rain, so I can’t offer any real world experience.
I will definitely agree with this. I can’t offer much help, bought mine brand new in 2015. Zero rust on it what so ever but I only have 1500 miles on it. As long as you take care of it and keep the elements off the bike you should be fine
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I store mine under an outdoor overhang with a cheap amazon cover, but I also live in a very mild and relatively dry climate. I only wash the bike with Optimum no-rinse wash&wax (or other similar 'waterless' washes). I like ONRWW because it is mild and safe on all surfaces (paint, plastic, metal, vinyl, rubber, lenses, screen) and it leaves a small amount of protection behind on surfaces that I would not be able to reach with a traditional wax or protectant. I also use a cheap ceramic coating, which can be used on everything as well, you need to be careful to properly apply ceramic to gloss surfaces to avoid high-spots, but on textured surfaces, I apply it more aggressively without issue. I have seen a small amount of surface rust in the threads of some of the body panel fasteners, I have since added a bit of thread-locker blue to those fasteners to keep them properly torqued and rust-free. I haven't used HCB-1 or any similar product but it seems worth considering.
 
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