HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Indiana

Keeping bike looking new

11 posts in this topic

How do you guys keep you bike looking good? I like for my bike to be fairly clean looking and one thing that bugs me is the paint on the frame and covers which is constantly worn off. Does anyone have any ways of keeping it fresh looking for more that one ride? Also which graphix kits seem to hold up the best?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only way to keep your bike from wearing is to not ride it.

I keep my bikes clean....very clean. But, I can wear the paint from a frame and sratch an airbox up in a few rides. As far as the clutch cover, I strip the paint and leave it raw. That way it is all raw and no big worn spot where the paint is gone.

Frame guards are junk IMO. They are protecting what?....a little paint? If you keeps your bikes looking clean and nice, wear marks in a few spots won't make it look bad at all.

I always think that stock graphics hold up better than any others I have tried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK I'm ignorant. What's sc-1 by maxima.

Wyatt, I agree that the stock graphics always seen to look best to me. I like the idea of stripping the clutch cover

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OK I'm ignorant. What's sc-1 by maxima.

Wyatt, I agree that the stock graphics always seen to look best to me. I like the idea of stripping the clutch cover

Wyatt is the man when it comes to polishing and bling....:devil:

I assume you are on a pre 06...with a blue frame....not much you can do about the frame paint...except powder coating or reapply touch-up paint. I tried everything to cover those areas...just nothing worked well for more than a ride or two...I think they look better with the worn look anyway....Graphics - I agree the stocker looks the best to me too.....Ceet has the 03-05 GYTR team graphics - which I prefer on my 03 with a backup set on my shelf....the radiator shrouds can be saved by adding NStyles clear precut 3M over the the graphics....(not the tank)

I also use AIM SuperGloss.....to make em shiny....smells cool too:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sc1 is something like silicon spray. Overpriced silicon spray. However, once you spray it , your hooked. Smells like a dirtbikers perfume. Really, really good stuff. I use it in the cars as well.

I think wyatt is right on about the frame guards. I have some of the lightspeed carbon guards. They look great until you use them. Now you have frame guards, scratched, protecting what???

Its easy with the aluminum frames to keep them nice looking. Use scotchbrite to clean off the black marks.

I kept a can of pj1 frame paint around for my 97. Use it with a q tip to fill in the small dings. It matches perfectly.

Spens EXTRA time on your wheels. Clean spokes, wheels and hubs make any bike look good and well taken care of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
one answer to this question,

sc-1 by maxima. .....

the best stuff ever

I agree this stuff works great so does Motul silicone glow.. Factories have been using this stuff for years, I use it after I wash my bike then i take air hose blow all the sitting water out and spray it with one of the two sprays.Works great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As soon as I get a new bike I load it up with frame guards and anything else that I can to protect the bike.

On this bike I added Stomp pads. They seem to work pretty well once you tie-wrap them on. http://www.stompdesign.com

When I'm done riding I just pressure wash it (at the car wash, their pressure is higher) and then I wipe it clean with WD-40 and then Armor All. (but never get Armor All on the tires, makes them soft and they fall apart really quick)

Keeps it looking like brand new.

I also put duct tape and electrical tape around the edges of my graphics. Keeps the dirt out and stops the pressure washer from lifting the edge. Once the edge curls and dirt gets under the graphics, they're done.

Works for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so wait..whats the deal with the SC-1? do you spray it on after you wash your bike, to like protect the bike during use? also, do you spray just the plastics...or what else?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0