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Old 02-25-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Cleaning the Fairings & Foam

1. I developed an oil leak and the fairings are covered in oil and road debris on the inside).
2. My bike fairings have that cushion stuff on the inside of the fairings (for noise, I am assuming), but it looks nasty and some of it is coming off.

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1. Is there a spray that I can use to get the oil and off the fairings or am I going to have to just remove the fairing and wash them straight old school (meaning brush, soap, water, and elbow grease)?
2. Can the inner foam pieces (attached to the fairing) be replaced? If so, where does one buy this item?
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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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First off, the cushion stuff inside ur fairing is for protecting your fairings from bending due to the heat that comes from ur engine and exhaust components. i dont even use em and my fairings are fine (they r oem). To clean oil n dirt, i usually just spray some engine degreaser from any auto shop. once sprayed on, tha gunk drips off instantly and wipes off easily without damaging paint or anything else. you can use shop towels or something similar to wipe it down. im not sure how u plan on cleaning the cushion stuff tho....maybe good soap and hot water?
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:02 PM   #3
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simple green, and wash.
quick detailer and wash.
is how I get my bike clean.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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I am guessing the engine de-greaser would work around the front sprocket area as well, huh? That area is all kinds of gunked up...

You sure it won't damage the paint on the fairings? If so, then making a trip to Wally World.

Simple Green, where do you buy that?
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:11 PM   #5
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Simple green you can get at wal mart also. Its also a degreaser but packaged more like a kitchen cleaner. I use it on everything from my R/C Cars to the motorcycle
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You can get it at walmart, or any auto part store.
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Dilute the simple grean with equal parts hot water. . .works the same and lasts longer. The hot water will help in this weather too!
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does simple green come in a can or in a bottle like bleach???
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does simple green come in a can or in a bottle like bleach???
Clear spray bottle with dark green liquid inside. Can be found at almost every wal-mart and auto parts store around.
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