I've got a two part question. First off i have bolts and other bits that have rust on them. Is it worth it to try and clean it off and coat them with a film fluid or just go get new bolts?
Second, i've noticed that newer bikes have a tendancy to rust and corrode more severly than older bikes. My 94 cbr900 had 79k when i sold it and not a spec of rust anywhere. The following bike, 01 929 which was only two yrs old with 8k looked as if it had seen an ontario winter. My current 02 gix750 isn't as bad except for some bolts and bits.
A mechanic told me that the older bikes received some sort of coating from the factory to prevent rust and because of weight concerns they stopped applying this coating. Is there any validity to this statement?