Post ride maintenance
Posted February 24, 2002 - 05:18 PM
After the ride, I sprayed the main mud off with the hose, kept it away from the engine and yes it had cooled off. Wiped off the rest and lubed the chain and sprayed some oil in the moving part areas. Anything else I need to do after a ride?
Posted February 25, 2002 - 12:05 AM
There have been a number of posts here recently about washing bikes - seems that 'Simple Green' does a great job, and of course, don't 'Armour-all' the seat or tank... Spray WD-40 onto bolts and pins, and the chain... not so much for lubrication, but to stop surface rust... then to get ready for your next ride, you could check & oil the chain, wash & oil the airfilter, check the spokes, check the engine oil... yo never know when someone will call and want to go riding, no time to do a pre-flight check then...
Then, kick back with a few cold ones whilst the sun sets and admire that wonderful piece of machinery that you just spent the whole day having so much fun on... I think the last part is most important if you can share it with someone who understands... i.e who rides themselves...
Then lock it up in the garage, go to bed and wake up sore, and then do it all again ASAP...
Posted February 25, 2002 - 03:26 AM
Posted February 25, 2002 - 03:37 AM
Posted February 25, 2002 - 10:33 PM
The main reason is that it gets real slippery - add some water and then try holding on... gripper seats no longer grip - fine if you want to slide up on the tank each time you brake, and then slip back to the rear of the seat when you accellerate... A bit would be Ok after a ride, but wipe excess off... the stuff works great on F & R guards, side plates, rims, tyres etc... just not where you make contact - unless you stand 100% of the time...
Try it, and send pics when you do... LOL
Posted February 25, 2002 - 03:31 PM