What if anything can be done about tiny rust spots on fork tubes. I'd like them to disappear, if possible. They were there when I purchased the 2013 NC.
Easy fix for rust stains and tiny rust pits on chrome or stainless steel is rubbing with WD40 and a bit of fine or extra fine (000 or 0000) bronze wool or an extra fine furniture finishing pad. The tubes will clean up well without much effort but if the rust has pitted the chrome the rust will return in time - there is no way to replace the chromed finish that is gone where pits break through the chrome.
I would recommend not using anything more abrasive than this. It's not necessary and will scratch the finish.
Last edited by dduelin; 30th January 2019 at 14:21.
This can happen to any bike regardless of make. As a prevention I regularly clean off the steel stanchions of my forks, especially after a wet ride, and apply a very fine layer of light lube using a fresh rag.
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No one has made them disappear. That's what I'd really like. Polish, steel wool still leave a tiny dot on the tube.
However, #5 on this page will make them disappear at least until the process repeats itself:
2015 Honda NC700XD A FRONT FORK | CyclePartsNation
Someone posted the idea of running a pair of panty hoes up and down the forks looking for burrs (the likely cause of future leaks) lightly sand those down and polish or steal wool rust spots and you should be good