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    ok all. like i posted earlier, i'm new to the site, and know this question might have been asked before, just not by me so here it goes. I would like to know some of your bike cleaning tips. what and how do u get your bike nice and pretty.

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    http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...hlight=WASHING
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    • #3
      I just wash it really good and they put liquid polish on it. And i use WD-40 on the rims to clean them and shine

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      • #4
        i use windex and paper towls to clean the fairings,and most everything else too. i use a little brake cleaner on a rag to get those stubborn chain lube mattress stains off the swingarm and rear wheel
        thoughts create things

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        • #5
          Pledge works good and is cheap if you dont wanna clean your bike really well. Also. plexus is a favorite for a lot of people.

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          • #6
            Bike .....CLEANING ? I thought that's what rain was for .....
            I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



            Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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            • #7
              My Bf bought me a super-duty motorcycle cleaning kit with a little suitcase, I kid you not. That's what I use to clean it, wax it, etc. It has all these hardcore tools like wheel brushes and attachments. But secretly I think it was one of those gifts you give because you know you're going to us it a lot too because he is constantly in the driveway using MY kit, lol!

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              • #8
                I like to polish it with Plexus. I clean the chain with kerosene and a toothbrush and the rims too.
                R.I.P. Marc (CyberPoet)





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                • #9
                  Windex and paper towel FTW, gets those damn bugs off. I have some Meguiars "between waxing" mist that works really well. Nice and shiny.
                  90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

                  Originally posted by Badfaerie
                  I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
                  Originally posted by soulless kaos
                  but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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                  • #10
                    if your one of those - eeverything must remain spottless types - a selection of brushes - tooth brush bottle brush hand brush toilet brush - all come in handy for difficult bits fingers cant get
                    couple of cloths and sponges and a chamoise leather
                    ordinary washing liquid and warm water over the fairings - if things are really clogged with grease add some laundry powder - this stuff is designed to cut through grease and works very well applied with a brush, for oily greasy marks - get a pack of wetwipes/baby wipes - theres something in them that cuts through it like knife to butter .

                    after your done cleaning and have rinsed it and got it all pollished - dont use T-cut as an everyday type pollish - its not - i know people that do this and then wonder why there laquer seems to be removed and turning dull
                    use T-cut for when its really bad and scuffed - it is a rubbing compound not a pollish
                    use a wax or even pledge
                    make sure you re-wax your chain or oil it wichever you prefer - a little wd-40 over the wire connectors puts a protective layer from corrosion
                    start the bike up and allow it to tick over for a few minutes - this will warm the engine and any water will evaporate - then using an oily rag id give the fork legs a quick wipe any steel bolts and the like to deter corrosion

                    or if your the sort that just wants a quick get the dead flys off kinda wash - just leave it in the rain or chuck your mop bucket at it after youve done the kitchen floor lol <<< i was just kidding about that part lol
                    i pitty the fool that dont ride oldskool

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                    • #11
                      Damnh , if it's nice enough out for all THAT ,I'd rather ride it . I mean , you gotta be REALLY anal or OCD to go through all THAT crap !
                      I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                      Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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                      • #12
                        Md, What do you use to wash the road rash off?
                        Blackdog
                        DRz-400e plated
                        Blue 05 750 (sold, sob)

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                        • #13
                          I am with the "washing?" crowd. I should prolly do it this year tho... that back rim is looking pretty dirty....
                          Think safe, ride safe.

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                          • #14
                            This is what I use [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vasc8ghyu1g"]YouTube - Sexy Subaru Forester Sumo Carwash[/ame]

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by md86 View Post
                              Damnh , if it's nice enough out for all THAT ,I'd rather ride it . I mean , you gotta be REALLY anal or OCD to go through all THAT crap !
                              i can never be bothered cleaning my bikes - ever
                              id rather be riding in any weather - if it gets really dirty ill grab an old rag and wipe the seat so i can at least sit in a clean spot

                              i know peeps that do go through that cleaning routine - and cant help but think - in 5 mins (especially on our uk weathered roads) thats gonna have been all for nothing
                              i pitty the fool that dont ride oldskool

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