Cleaning regime

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  1. bradt

    bradt Senior Member

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    Warm soapy water to wash fairing and tank.
    Leather off.
    Polish with Mer or Meguiars Ultimate.
    Clean chain and sprocket with paraffin and soft toothbrush then lube.
    Wheels WD40 to remove any lube etc then Mr Sheen.
    Wet toothbrush to get into all those awkward to get places
    Couple of bottles or Peroni/Jupiler to make the cleaning regime more enjoyable.
     
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  2. bazzashadow

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    Is this anyone off here?
     
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  3. Lozzy

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    It's @thezipsteruk :):):)

    Think he's got an AT now :)
     
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  4. Bikeboy

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    Just watched that. So same as a sponge and a bucket of soapy water
     
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    Yep, sadly had his blade nicked :(
     
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  6. LowSide76

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    Decrease chain.
    Then spray pre cleaner on and rinse.
    Spray tar remover on and rinse.
    Spray iron fallout on and rinse.
    Then spray snow foam all over and rinse.
    If needed clay bar and re snow foam and rinse.
    Then wash using 2 buckets. Start at top and work down. I use a seperate wash mitt for bottom,engine and wheels.
    Then I polish,wax and seal body.

    This is my 17 year old 600rr that I did the above on.
     

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  7. R.M

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    You missed a bit:)
     
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  8. LowSide76

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    Which bit lol
     
  9. Brom66

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    Go out for a ride, come back home put bike in garage, 2 weeks later go out for a ride, come back home put bike in garage, oil chain

    Sometime after go out for another ride, come back put bike in garage.. and so on following the normal service routines of course.

    After 3 years of this routine trade your bike with 1375 miles on it for a new one, but wait until it's pissing down with rain so it looks grouted due to the weather so then let dealer clean your unscratched pristine bike that has never seen a dirty contagious wash mitt or sponge using the one, two or three if your really anal bucket wash.

    Then you pick up your new bike in the rain pay £40 ask the dealer to deliver it with you having a lift home !!

    Works for me ;):eek:
     
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  10. Paul Longstaff

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    The problem I have with your plan, which is ingenious, is the rainy day to part ex your bike would have to be biblical to shift or hide 3 years of dead baked on crusty flies off the front.
    I bloody hate flies !
     
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  11. bradt

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    wasn't he the guy he rode through a flood at totally f***ed his bike?
     
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  12. Barstewardsquad

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    I wasn't going to mention that bit but yes :)
     
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  13. Brom66

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    Ah you got me but we don't have many flies down here in Cornwall overrun with arachnids :D….plenty of seagulls though, but most of them are at the local chippys dive bombing the customers.
     
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    Im on my 3rd AT now, lol
    Its nice to know Im not forgotten, even if its not for my water skills lol
    Stay safe people and enjoy those blades! ;)
     
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    Plenty round St Austell way. IMG_20190709_214512.jpg
     
  16. MrB

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    Clean chain with paraffin,dry and lube
    Rinse bike
    Snow foam
    Rinse bike
    Wash with mitt
    Rinse bike
    Dry with blower
    Lube switches/levers etc.
    Clean paint
    Polish any scratches
    ACF-50 if due
    Wax inc wheels

    [​IMG]Untitled by (MrB), on Flickr
     
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  18. MrB

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    Give the pipes a clean once a year as well.

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    That is above and beyond. I salute you
     
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  20. Gouldy_

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    Hi all,

    After experimenting for years on several different bikes with several different cleaning methods with lots of cheap and also expensive bike cleaning products, i have found the cheapest and best way to maintain and clean your bike.

    Clean chain with parrafin or wd40. Wipe away excess.

    Hose bike down, no pressure washers.

    2 bucket method of cleaning with a micro fibre cloth, Warm water and meguires gold class shampoo. Then rinse.

    Dry bike thoroughly with a pet dryer from ebay /amazon. Very important. Never put your bike away wet.

    Wipe down your wheels with a microfibre cloth and a small amount of degreaser / chain cleaner / brake cleaner. Important; do not use wd40 on your wheels.

    Lubricate your chain using 80w90 gear oil lightly.

    Lacquered and painted bikes; polish using multi surface polish and a microfiber cloth.

    Matte paint bikes like my blade; only use polish on the screen, head lights and lights.
     

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