Simple Green my friend!!!
Posted December 20, 2001 - 06:13 PM
Im curious to see if anyone else has tried this. If not you should give it a try. You can buy a gallon of it for 8 bucks which is much cheaper that the cans that I've bought in the past...
[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted December 20, 2001 - 06:34 PM
Posted December 20, 2001 - 08:06 PM
Posted December 21, 2001 - 02:40 AM
I use a Simple Green equivalent, made by Denicol (they all use the same technology, and we don't have Simple Green here) and indeed it works GREAT. For years I needed more than 2 hours to clean the bike with all kinds of brushes and sponges......and still not perfect. Now spray, wait , high pressure and in 1 hour it 's as clean as a factory bike.
Posted December 21, 2001 - 03:18 AM
Posted December 21, 2001 - 05:20 AM
I had 2 brand new filters seperate when I was using the No-Toil. Then I switched to Maxxima and its a bit harder to clean up but at least my filters last a lot longer.
Hmm, that wild, we were blaming it on faulty filters.
So this Simple Green really works eh? I've been using kerosene but its a real hassle. Simple green sounds, shall we say, a lot ...simpler.
[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]
Posted December 21, 2001 - 07:19 AM
Posted December 21, 2001 - 08:49 AM
Posted December 21, 2001 - 10:42 PM
It has always been very effective and simple enough for me, but then Simple green may be worth a try...
Posted December 21, 2001 - 05:23 PM
My 2 cents, Eric
Posted December 21, 2001 - 05:47 PM
be careful with the castrol super clean. i noticed it dulled the finish on all the alluminum parts on the bike. i never diluted it with water but anything that strong you might want to think twice about.
oh ya, it'll also significantly reduce the life of your air filter as well. That stuff is killer.
Posted December 22, 2001 - 08:46 PM
Darin, I've had filters come unglued from the NoToil product. But I remember using hot or warm water which is probably not recommended. It does work very well however.
I do use the Motul filter oil which can be tough to clean but Simple green and warm water cleans it with no side effects. I can't imagine using mineral spirits or gas and thinking it would be better than a mild cheap cleaner. Im tired of smelling like gas, im convinced that SG is the BEST product for the application.
If you're using different filter oil your results may vary but it will eat up Motul and NoToil oils.
[ December 23, 2001: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted December 23, 2001 - 06:05 AM
I agree. I can stink up the whole house with the smell of gas when I take the filters inside to wash them in the sink.
I'm sold. Next time its simple green for me.
Posted December 23, 2001 - 07:02 AM
I also use the Simple Green. It works great on most everything. I have never notcied any dullness to aluminum from it's use, but I will be more careful now.
[ December 24, 2001: Message edited by: blackie ]
Posted December 23, 2001 - 08:41 AM