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Old 01-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #23
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Wash bike with car wash soap. The kind that has carnuba wax in it. Then dry. Then I spray all plastic and windshield with lemon pledge and wipe dry. I clean the wheels with a rag sprayed some WD40.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #25
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I don't even use water unless it's muddy.

I use WD-40 on everything that's not plastic. It get's the dirt and grime off very quickly, and leaves a great shine that'll actually look good up to two weeks if it doesn't rain.

For the plastic I use PLEXUS, which you can get at CG.
Bingo! I use any soft/mild car wash soap and microfiber towels. Surprisingly, WD40 does something magical on road grime. Spray it on and it just dissolves right off! It doesnt even effect the paint so far that I've seen. Now, I do use water but usually in a bucket, never spray. In fact I have several buckets. One with fresh water and one for the dirty water, one with soapy water and still another dry bucket for my dirty rags (I don't throw them on the ground because I might pick up a rock or something that could scratch the paint. I also use some dealer spray wax just for an added touch. From there I move to the rims and mirrors and lights. Then I spend a few minutes making sure she is completely dry and gorgeous. Lastly, I lube the chain, check my fluids and look at her briefly before I drive off and her up again (doesn't take long, lol). All told, it takes the better part of my morning. But hey, it's better than jackin off or watching cartoons on Saturdays. Oh yeah, +1 on PLEXUS. That is great for everything from my bike to my lids.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #26
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I use Griots Spray On Car Wash. It's in a bottle and does a great job cleaning the bike. I use it on everything, plastic, frame, wheels, etc.
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havent tried might be dumb question but can you use simple green on the bike like fairings n stuff???
I myself have never tried it but it would seem that that it might be a little harsh to the paint (maybe for the rims or even the rear hugger though). I just googled that Griot garage Waterless Spray-On Car Wash, and it looks very intriguing. My only concern would be build-up (I mean, from a lack of water to flush any chemical accumulation). Past that, I might give it a spin.
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havent tried might be dumb question but can you use simple green on the bike like fairings n stuff???
Use brake fluid, that stuff is magic!
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It's a setup! Lol!
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I used an automotive wash+wax. Rinsed with a hose set at almost no pressure. Might try the non-hose idea, though. Hmmmm.
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Well, that's racist, why doesn't have to be black?
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