Cleaning Tips Wanted

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  • bbeakley

Posted December 26, 2001 - 11:22 AM


Hey guys, need some help again. From reading this site I know that Simple Green is the best excrement ever for cleaning, but I had a question about technique. What do you guys do to get the hubs and engine clean? They've both got that sort of textured/painted aluminum finish that doesn't seem to come clean without brushing. Are there any spray on/hose off techniques for getting these areas clean? I didn't used to worry about it because in NM I could clean the bike with an air compressor :) Out here in sunny Oregon though, there seems to be few more puddles around. Any tips would be appreciated.

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  • Boit

Posted December 27, 2001 - 09:18 PM


I Have NEVER found a "spray on...hose off" product meet my personal standards for cleanliness. I collect different brushes for cleaning my bike. One of my "must haves" is a brush for cleaning the inside of baby bottles. It's fairly small in diameter with soft bristles and also has a round head of bristles on the end for getting into crevices. I use this brush for cleaning in that area around the shifter and the crevices of the shock linkage. Old toothbrushes are great for getting in and around the carb area.

  • yzernie

Posted December 28, 2001 - 06:14 AM


What kind of yuk is getting on your hubs?? I spray my bike (all of it) with Simple Green and let it soak for a couple of minutes. I then fire up my pressure washer and get busy. Even the chain lube on the sprocket and hub will spray off easily.


[ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: yzernie ]

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