Washing your bike?
Posted January 25, 2006 - 08:40 PM
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[COLOR=Red]It looks just the same today with 500 miles of dirt trail miles. My secret, the Suzuki bike wash.[/COLOR] (no, I dont work for Suzuki either) It comes in spray bottles, I used enough, inquired about getting it in gallons, and was told it can also be had in 5 gallon buckets. So I now own a 5 gallon bucket of the stuff. Here is how it works, you rinse the clumps of dirt off, spray the Suzuki bike wash on the rest, let it set for 5 minutes and rinse. Everything will shine like new with zero scrubbing. And no high pressure to rust out swing arm and wheel bearings. Can all be done on your garden hose. Doesn't remove the shiny finish on the plastic either. I will take a picture of the wash and post it here for you to see. Cost for the 5 gallon bucket was $89! But the bottles are about $7 each, so easily pay for itself.
Hey, I ride in red clay also. It works great. I swear by the stuff now. I stumbled upon it about a year ago, bought one of the small bottles, sat around in the garage for about 6 months and one day I said "I'm going to try it" and that was all it took. As soon as you spray this on, the dirt starts to run off, looks like its melting away. A rinse and its shiny new. Wheels and spokes come out spotless. (this is an area thats hard to make look clean IMHO) As for the other poster, any Suzuki dealer has it. [COLOR=Red]Now be careful, they also have ATV wash and I was told it doesnt work quite as well, not sure what the difference is.[/COLOR] I challenge anyone to try this stuff and report back with your findings.
I found this in thread:
Posted January 26, 2006 - 08:10 AM
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Posted January 26, 2006 - 06:34 PM
Remember to start the bike and warm it up after a wash (dont just stick it in the shed). A gentle ride to dry the brakes with the added benefit of air drying all the rest of the parts...maybe not if you have to ride in dust! An aiir compressor is great for blowing out hard to get at water.
Then oil/lube the chain and spray with CRC etc. before storing for next ride.
All my riding buddies in the past thought I always had that new bike look bike.
Maintenance is part of the fun of ownership, cleaning goes with it
Onjoy your bikes
Posted January 26, 2006 - 06:59 PM
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For tougher stains on an aluminium frame I use mild scotch brite pads soaked in Orange oil.
Posted March 04, 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted March 06, 2008 - 08:05 AM
Rinse, spray on BH38, use a scotchbrite on the aluminum frame where my boots rub, use a brush on any ground-in dirt, then rinse again.
Posted March 06, 2008 - 11:10 AM