09 Touring frame rust

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by jaceddie, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Several of us rode to the Wall for Rolling Thunder and on the way back home, ran through a lot of heavy rain. 4 of us has 09 Ultras and after getting home, they all continued to leak rusty water for several days. The water seems to be coming from the frame, just ahead of the rear wheel on the left (belt) side. Is this a problem with the 09's? Has HD come out with anything about this? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ajjacobs

    ajjacobs Active Member

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    I have read that there is a drain hole for the water to escape that gets blocked by the belt guard. Drilling a hole in the guard in the same spot as the drain in the swingarm will allow the water to escape. I found it odd that the inside of the arm was not coated to prevent rust.

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  3. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replys. I'll get out my trusty drill motor and stop that problem.