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Old 10-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #21
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used to honda polish the whole bike, back in tha day.

now i use auto car wash solution and water, in between washes honda polish.

for bugs, get the dryer sheets you know snuggles or whatever you use, and wet it, wipe it on the bikes and wash it off w/ that sheet...........works great
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Nah, Honda Polish is the cats meow. Borrow some or stop by a shop and get a demo of some. It is amazing stuff. You can go do a 500 mile day. Pull the bike in and spray it down with Honda Polish. Let is sit for a minute then wipe it down. Looks showroom!
I'll go grab some later today when I get my oil. I MUST change that oil today...I'm 500 over the 2k limit. Anybody have any particularly good stories about a particular oil ? I'm gonna go ahead n get away from yamalube...shyt is too expensive for what I think it is worth...
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Anybody have any particularly good stories about a particular oil ? I'm gonna go ahead n get away from yamalube...shyt is too expensive for what I think it is worth...
well if you don't wanna spend alot. mobil 1 w/ the GOLD CAP. is relatively cheap at ~$5/qt. i used to use Castrol R4 but it;s about ~$7-8/qt.
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soap and water. I usually wash the front off after a long ride to get the bugs off. If they sit on to long it gets realy hard to get them out of the paint
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Last 2 oil changes I used the Motul 3000. seems ok to me
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well if you don't wanna spend alot. mobil 1 w/ the GOLD CAP. is relatively cheap at ~$5/qt. i used to use Castrol R4 but it;s about ~$7-8/qt.
Well I'll pay for quality but I just don't know if yamalube is worth every penny....but are those prices for synthetic?
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soap and water. I usually wash the front off after a long ride to get the bugs off. If they sit on to long it gets realy hard to get them out of the paint
And you ain't lying neither....
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yeah, the M1 GOLD CAP is full syn. you can get it at wally world. even in the 5 qt. jugs for like $22
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for the body of the bike, just water and a sponge. for undertail, wheels, brake parts, I use some soap.
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yeah, the M1 GOLD CAP is full syn. you can get it at wally world. even in the 5 qt. jugs for like $22
Same oil I use! To wash the bike, water, soap, and simple green for the bugs and wheels with a leaf blower to dry it..
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Same oil I use! To wash the bike, water, soap, and simple green for the bugs and wheels with a leaf blower to dry it..
How does your bike run with it? Any difference?
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