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Old 07-30-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Cleaning your engine... and the rest of her...

What product do you use to clean your engine? I've got the bike apart right now and the engine's starting to look a little dull. I'd like to detail her up good. Got a couple toothbrushes that I'll use to clean bugs off the radiator.

Any other advice while the plastics are off? I want the whole bike super clean. She got dirty when i rode her in the rain. Are brake parts cleaner a no-no for cleaning up my wheel and calipers?
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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I once saw somebody mention scotching or something to rid my front brakes of chatter? I am ordering some braided lines and brake bleeders from Track-Junkie. One side of the pads are bad but the other is very good. Fluid is looking dark despite being r/r'ed in March. Trackdays are hard on them. So... Motul to the rescue!
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gunk to get rid of grease build up, scotch pads to brighten dulled aluminum and to clean rotors as you've mentioned, brake cleaner are made for cleaning claipers and brake parts but I would not use it on the wheels
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I've used WD40 for everything except the brakes. Honda polish for the pretty paint
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Hey bud. Tried texting ya. Don't know if your phone is working or not. Let me know what's going on. Trying to hold off on going into town till I hear from you.
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Hey bud. Tried texting ya. Don't know if your phone is working or not. Let me know what's going on. Trying to hold off on going into town till I hear from you.
My phone's working. Texted you...
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I got your text and have sent ya several lol. Sent ya a PM too.
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Its not working. PM'ed you.
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I've used WD40 for everything except the brakes. Honda polish for the pretty paint
I'll pass on giving a high vibrating engine an external oil bath.

witchdoctor, Scotch pads alone? No chemicals?
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Scothbrite will remove any clear on the aluminum so use it with caution. If the aluminum is already bare then it will work fine.
A great product for removing medium greasy buildup and road grime is S-100. It's made in germany and sold at most bike shops and cyclegear.
Really great stuff. It can be used on the whole bike including paint.

Brake cleaner ONLY on brakes.
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