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Old 12-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #21
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SIMPLE GREEN WORKS GREAT

CLEANS MY WHITE DIRT BIKE SPOTLESS WITHOUT SOAP AND WATER

NO NEED TO YELL

lol, no scrubbing with brush involved? Intredasting.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #22
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Yeah simple green will clean things very well, little scrubbing needed. Full strength may spot some plastic parts and you have to rinse with water.
I was being an when I asked about not using water...

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simple green ain't no joke.. I doused some carpeting in a car that I had stripped out for cleaning with it. Carpet was stained and had a cigarette smoke stinch.. After spraying it with the hulk and pressure washing it. It was as good as new.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #24
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I got this. Just make sure this is the right Kerosene
http://www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=35&prodid=71
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Just like Aijay mentioned, kerosene is the best thing since it wouldn't damage any rubber seals if you decide to go happy with it. WD40 would work but you have to wipe it or use an old brush and it attracts dirt. I normally look for it at gas stations.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #26
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Just like Aijay mentioned, kerosene is the best thing since it wouldn't damage any rubber seals if you decide to go happy with it. WD40 would work but you have to wipe it or use an old brush and it attracts dirt. I normally look for it at gas stations.
thx, Mr. PCrider, it's good to hear Kerosene won't dehydrate the rubber seals.

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not all rubbers and o-rings are made the same. perhaps one brand/material of oring will be compatible with kerosene, but a different brand/material of oring may be incompatible with kerosene (i.e. swell up and pop or soften or harden).
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not all rubbers and o-rings are made the same. perhaps one brand/material of oring will be compatible with kerosene, but a different brand/material of oring may be incompatible with kerosene (i.e. swell up and pop or soften or harden).
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I'm pretty sure ether (starter fluid spray) is safe for all of that too.
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Yeah simple green will clean things very well, little scrubbing needed. Full strength may spot some plastic parts and you have to rinse with water.
I was being an when I asked about not using water...

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simple green ain't no joke.. I doused some carpeting in a car that I had stripped out for cleaning with it. Carpet was stained and had a cigarette smoke stinch.. After spraying it with the hulk and pressure washing it. It was as good as new.
Awesome, Thanks for the added info.

I'm gonna give it a shot on the chain next time around. I found a how-to on the GSXR forum about how to free stuck caliper pistons, simple green got my working and looking brand new.
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not all rubbers and o-rings are made the same. perhaps one brand/material of oring will be compatible with kerosene, but a different brand/material of oring may be incompatible with kerosene (i.e. swell up and pop or soften or harden).
EPDM comes to mind as a a rubber that don't like hydrocarbons like kerosene.

Then again, how do know what materials your seals/o-rings are made of?
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Shadow it going well. Anyway Suzuki shop manual say to use it on cleaning the chain and I have done it for a long time. There rubber seals on the chain but made from different form of rubbers then seals that near the engine. I also used mass air sensor/intake cleaner. It will desolve oil right on the spot and evaporte fast. It safe for sensitive electrical connections. I belive CRG s the brand. Anyway, you english majors out there don't be quick to comment on my grammars or spelling. I posting/typing from my phone for twenty minutes just for this reply. Lol
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