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Old 02-17-2008, 05:11 PM   #21
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Wet rag (no soap), dry rag, Plexall. I don't wash per say, just wipe down and polish
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:02 PM   #22
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How to clean the chain?

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lube? which one?
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #23
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Go to Walmart. Buy soap, bucket, sponges.

Find hookers. Pay hookers to use soap, bucket, sponges.
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How to clean the chain?

Wd40?
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I clean it with wd-40 and then spray the chain lube
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:34 PM   #25
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i dont wash mine. it wipes away the character.
wrd lol
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:00 PM   #26
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Ill throw this out there if anyone needs bike washing or detailing i work at the Bubbles Hand Car Wash on Kirby off of 59 S near Bissonnet. We do full detailing work with only the best wax and wash everything by hand, Bike, boat, or car. Ask for me, Matt, if you decide you want a good detailing done.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:25 PM   #27
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just wondeing how everyone washes and keeps their motorcycle clean?
Depends how dirty it is really. If it's a dry run I usually just spot clean it with microfiber rag and some bug cleaner stuff. If it's been wet or has been a couple weeks I will wash it just like a car. Get bike wet first (cover exhaust if needed) use sponge/car soap and go to town.

After completely washing the bike dry it off (I just found that by using my leaf blower I can get most of the excess water out of all the nooks and crannies very easily. ), I then use a soft towl to wipe off the rest of the water.

I usually clean/lube the chain if I wash the bike with water. So after washing I clean the chain thoroughly (keresene) I get all the old lubricant and junk off. I then ride around for 5-10 minutes to warm it up. Put it on the stand again and lube the chain - let sit for 15-20 minutes and you're good to go.

All this takes about 2-3 hours but I like to keep my bike clean because that's just how I am.

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Ill throw this out there if anyone needs bike washing or detailing i work at the Bubbles Hand Car Wash on Kirby off of 59 S near Bissonnet. We do full detailing work with only the best wax and wash everything by hand, Bike, boat, or car. Ask for me, Matt, if you decide you want a good detailing done.
Oh really... same cost as a car or are there special prices?
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cheaper than car prices even on detailing as well
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I wash and wax it like I would car. I try not to spray water directly on any of the electronics or wiring. I use simple green on any grimey parts, and dry it down with a chamois afterwords. Let it dry then, clean and lube the chain. To keep her clean after bug filled rides, I just use Honda polish.
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try using wheel polish on your rims after cleaning them, after that cleaning it in the future makes them easier cleaning for brakedust, MUCH easier.....
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I wash and wax it like I would car. I try not to spray water directly on any of the electronics or wiring. I use simple green on any grimey parts, and dry it down with a chamois afterwords. Let it dry then, clean and lube the chain. To keep her clean after bug filled rides, I just use Honda polish.


You shouldn't be waxing your bike at all. The 2005 Raw Titanium ZX-6R has an eggshell clear, which is meant to look flat.
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Too funny Challen. You'll have to post pics if anyone takes you up on the offer
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You shouldn't be waxing your bike at all. The 2005 Raw Titanium ZX-6R has an eggshell clear, which is meant to look flat.
Wrd, I don't wax my bike because of the finish. I was just speaking in general. waxed my old 500R and other bikes which have clear coat over the paint.
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