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Old 04-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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oil mess i need some advice

hey guys i bought my bike used from some douche online and the idiot let oil leak all over the engine and the inner body of the bike i got the oil leak to stop but now im stuck with burnt up oil sludge that is literally everywhere i need to know the best way to get this mess out of my engine without messing anything up. doesn anyone have a solution or am i stuck going in and cleaning it all up by hand?http://www.motohouston.com/forums/im...s/BangHead.gif
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gunk engine degreaser and a pressure washer
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What kind of bike? Does it have fairings and if so is the sludge splattered on the inside? Honestly to do it the right way the first times is you might have to dismantle parts of the bike. Ideally it's the only way to get all the oil. Look at it this way. You only have to do it one time.
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Careful with a pressure washer. If you get any electronics wet you might be screwed.
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last I checked, they made motorcycles water resistant. just cause most riders won't ride in the rain does not mean bikes aren't capable. just don't spray water into the intake and you'll be fine
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thanks guys i think ill go with the pressure wash and the degreaser ill just be really careful doing it i guess
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some degreaser/ maybe even brake cleaner and a rag....i woulnt go bananas with the water. pay attention to details when cleanining.

you dont want to just douse an engine.
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last I checked, they made motorcycles water resistant. just cause most riders won't ride in the rain does not mean bikes aren't capable. just don't spray water into the intake and you'll be fine
Good point.I just figure sometimes you have to be careful with all the electronics these days. Even with a pressure washer water might get to where it should be.
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now fairings are a different story. be careful what you spray on them. chemicals might ruin the paint or eff up the plastic all together
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thanks guys i think ill go with the pressure wash and the degreaser ill just be really careful doing it i guess
then after it won't start patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited will be glad to take a look at it for you
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can anyone recommend a good degreaser?
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Good point.I just figure sometimes you have to be careful with all the electronics these days. Even with a pressure washer water might get to where it should be.
man, I know we all tend to baby our bikes, but think about it. sensative electronics are typically under the seat or in a protected area. and even then it is to protect them from heat. i've hosed down every bike i have ever owned on a weekly basis. never any issues. considering that i've ridden through storms that were literally blowing me off the road, I doubt a brief blast from a pressure washer will damage anything.
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some degreaser/ maybe even brake cleaner and a rag....i woulnt go bananas with the water. pay attention to details when cleanining.

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sounds good guys thanks for all the help
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man, I know we all tend to baby our bikes, but think about it. sensative electronics are typically under the seat or in a protected area. and even then it is to protect them from heat. i've hosed down every bike i have ever owned on a weekly basis. never any issues. considering that i've ridden through storms that were literally blowing me off the road, I doubt a brief blast from a pressure washer will damage anything.
Yeah I am just paranoid. I never wash my bike with water. I use cloths and griot's spray n shine. I clean the whole bike by hand and it takes awhile.
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Yeah I am just paranoid. I never wash my bike with water. I use cloths and griot's spray n shine. I clean the whole bike by hand and it takes awhile.
holy . that. I use a rag to spot clean when it gets slightly dirty. but when it gets real dirty from riding in rain or whatever, a soapy bucket and water hose comes out. I avoid any water pressure on wheel bearing areas, chain and neck bearings. those are the real key areas you really don't want to use pressure water.
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holy . that. I use a rag to spot clean when it gets slightly dirty. but when it gets real dirty from riding in rain or whatever, a soapy bucket and water hose comes out. I avoid any water pressure on wheel bearing areas, chain and neck bearings. those are the real key areas you really don't want to use pressure water.
I know. What can I say? It's not too bad. Probably takes me an hour or so. Just wipe down the plastics, tank & wheels.
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Engine degreaser or super clean and a pressure washer Like WD said, it will be fine.
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last I checked, they made motorcycles water resistant. just cause most riders won't ride in the rain does not mean bikes aren't capable. just don't spray water into the intake and you'll be fine
Water resistant . IE Rain and water hoses, not 150psi hard streams of water.....

I wash my bike all the time but tape up the ignition hole and stay away from the cluster and seat area(computer)....
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