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Old 08-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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washing ur bike.... what tips u got?

Every 6 months i like togp through and really clean my bike. Not just throw some water n soap on it but pull the fairings, wheels, tanknoff n clean it al. This will take a week or so for me to finish.
Plan is to clean the bike from wheel to wheel.
One of the thing is use is laundry detergent to get the really built up chain sludge off. Usually in the front sprocket area. I wouldnt recommend it for ur visable painted parts.

What else u guy got as tips???
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Pressure washer for the road grime.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Goop hand cleaner mixed with water in a spray bottle and a micro fiber cloth will pull every bit of road grime and oil/grease off. Plus since it's wax based so it gives a good glow and shine to plastics and rubbers without drying out the plastics/rubbers.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Goop ...... since it's wax based so it gives a good glow and shine to plastics and rubbers without drying out the plastics/rubbers.
Mihht have to hive it a try this go around
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Wd40 on wheel and swingarm filth and lube fling off.

Car wash concentrate/water mix on body work. If its just dusty wipe with a soft damp tag, polish with furniture polish.. armour all sheets get in the nooks n crannies sround controls and around cockpit.

Avoid pressure washer around electric connects
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I personally like to use Kerosene for the fling off grease and grime on the rear wheel and the metal parts around it. Works like a charm.

After u wipe her dry and clean, use air pressure gun to blow out the water stuck between fairings or cracks. That way, there would not be water interfering when you wax her.
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Used dryer sheets are good for pulling tough dirt off as well, plus the antistatic properties help keep dirt from attracting. Not to mention your bike smells like a fresh summer breeze, or fresh cut flowers....depending on your orientation..lol
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Every 6 months i like togp through and really clean my bike. Not just throw some water n soap on it but pull the fairings, wheels, tanknoff n clean it al. This will take a week or so for me to finish.
Plan is to clean the bike from wheel to wheel.
One of the thing is use is laundry detergent to get the really built up chain sludge off. Usually in the front sprocket area. I wouldnt recommend it for ur visable painted parts.

What else u guy got as tips???


Dont be so and try to enjoy riding ur bike.

Jkng bro...
Keep up ur cleaning schedule.
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Goop hand cleaner mixed with water in a spray bottle and a micro fiber cloth will pull every bit of road grime and oil/grease off. Plus since it's wax based so it gives a good glow and shine to plastics and rubbers without drying out the plastics/rubbers.
Thats a good one. Hadnt thought of this but seems like its on point.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Dont be so and try to enjoy riding ur bike.

Jkng bro...
Keep up ur cleaning schedule.
I also use this time to check for loose bolts, leaks, cracks, worn parts And so on.

+1 on the leaf blower. Been doing that about 6/7 yrs now. Saw a neighbor using it on his hog.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:35 AM   #15
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I was a honda/yamaha tech for 15 years

My recommendation?.........Don't ever wash it. Water gets into all kinds of bad places & causes problems. Use one of the silicone spray cleaners like the honda polish & a soft cloth for the pretty parts & good old wd 40 for chain grease will wipe it right off.
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find sexy girl in bikini to wash it.....

sit back with beer and enjoy the show!


on a serious note WD40 works wonders plus leaves nice shiney bike behind. clean around engine case/covers well and have WD40 on the area if you devolpe a leak you'll know exactly where it's coming from if the engine is clean.

good luck finding that bikini chick lol
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