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Old 05-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Cleaning your bike

What is an easy way to clean your bike? What product do you use and recommend?

I drove my bike to work today and she sat out in the rain for about 20 minutes. I know it isn't the end of the world but I definitely want to clean it so it will stay in pristine condition.

Is there a one in all product I can use to clean it? Is there any type of wipes that are effective? Let me know your cleaning routine so I can gather some techniques.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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S100 and water. Finish with some Honda spray polish.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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S100 and water. Finish with some Honda spray polish.
I dont know what I would do without this stuff its amazing!!
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:37 PM   #4
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I will try to pick up these products after work. I have some stuff that was sold to me at a gas station that I think might work.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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I usually hand wash it, but occasionally my bike will get dirty enough that I need to go to a car wash for a little more pressure. I make sure I don't use the high pressure spray on the fork seals and wheel bearing areas and that I don't hold it in one place very long and it works just fine. I still use a bucket at the car wash because you can't reach all the cracks and crevices without it.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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I guess I'm just worried because my bike sat out in the rain. I will go ahead and clean it tonight for peace of mind. Is there any particular washing technique I should use after it sat out in the rain? For now I just plan on using this product I bought and a cloth...works fine on my other bike and my car.
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Let me know your cleaning routine so I can gather some techniques.
after washing the bike, i use dupont teflon spray wax to get the nice little shine.

for inbetween details, i use meguiars quick detailing spray...i love the results.
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S100 and water. Finish with some Honda spray polish.
i don't use soap, water, or a brush anymore....hahaha

i spray the honda polish stuff, wipe off with paper towel, and VOILA!!! (sp?).....shiny as if it came off the showroom floor.
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what do you guys think of that Motorex Clean and Pish stuff? I spray it on and it foams. . then I just wipe it off using a microcloth. Think that's good for the bike?
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:59 PM   #10
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eep. . i meant 'clean and polish' not clean and pish.
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i never clean my bike am i supposed to ? javi washed mine for the first time in months last week..
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I don't wash my bikes. I just use Honda Spray Cleaner.
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I don't wash my bikes. I just use Honda Spray Cleaner.
another happy customer....

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I've got 2 cases, need some?

FWIW, I don't recommend using a power washer on bikes, even if you're careful. The pressure forces water and soap into electrical components, bearings, etc.

I've always washed my bikes, IMO it's the only way to really get the under chassis, wheels, brakes, frame clean. It doesn't take that long either, I washed 2 of my bikes after the ride Sunday in less than an hour.
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S100 and water. Finish with some Honda spray polish.

I really hate S100 now. It stained my engine case. I wash, rinse, and dry, but i guess some was left around the screws and after i took off it ran down. Now i have drip marks coming off the case screws

Now, i just use car wash soap, and on the engine i use eagle one wheel cleaner. Plus, Honda bike polish. in between washes.
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