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post #1 of 10 Old 05-19-2010, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to cleaning up the 919 after riding through the mountains. She was filthy. Cleaned and lubed the chain, cleaned up the clutch pivot with a Scotch Brite pad then lubed it with a little grease since it was a little rusty and squeaky. I also decided I was tired of the grimy looking sidewalls so after cleaning the wheels, I sprayed a little magic black on a rag and wiped down the sidewalls. They were filthy.

HOLY CRAP! She looks hot now. I was about ready to hop up on the rear tire and...

uhh...nevermind. Let's just say the bike is clean. Am I the only one anal enough to clean the sidewalls of my tires?

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did you remember to use armor all on the seat and tires

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did you remember to use armor all on the seat and tires
oh gawd.... i put armor all on my dribikes seat once.... that SUCKED!

I actually washed my 919 the other day before a big ride with the buddies... have to have your bike lookin tip top right. Although i cant say i went out of my way to clean my sidewalls.

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No Armor All this time. I put Honda Cleaner on my seat once and though I'd never be able sit on it without sliding again. It finally washed off. I did an excellent job of cleaning the seat, but it make it slicker than snot.

I just got tired of the sidewalls looking brown after washing the rest of the bike so I decided to do something about it.

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Am I the only one anal enough to clean the sidewalls of my tires?
Nope. I admit I'm pretty OCD when it comes to keeping the bikes clean and maintained. I get a lot of "garage queen" comments because when I ride, whether it's the Goldwing or the CBR, it always looks like new. Fact is, my riding season is from about April to October and I usually do about 20K riding miles in that time. I like being on a clean bike. I like working on a clean bike. And I know that there are mechanics out there that see a dirty bike they are about to work on and treat it about the same way the owner does. But if I bring in my bike for work, they know that I know every blemish on it and they take are to treat it well. So yeah...you are not the only anal person around here when it comes to sidewall cleaning

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A little soap and water with a scrubbrush on the sidewalls when you wash it helps.

I'm the same as Ken. Mine are always clean.

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A little soap and water with a scrubbrush on the sidewalls when you wash it helps.

I'm the same as Ken. Mine are always clean.
Soap? You and I both know that soap doesn't exist here in Kentucky.

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Soap? You and I both know that soap doesn't exist here in Kentucky.
Lie? Lye?

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My poor bike needs a bath pretty badly right now, my excuse is the rain we've had in the past week or so...one day on, one day off raining. I think I'll clean 'er up tomorrow though, I like having a clean machine!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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I washed mine reaaaaal good when I got home from the Gap.

...and no, you're not the only one. I put dressing on the walls of my tires, the hugger, & other pieces parts such as the black cable housings & such. I even clean the bottom & insides of my swingarm, and scrub the bottom & front of the engine. Show room clean is how I like it. The only real issue I have is getting all of the bugs out of the radiator... but other than that, it's gotta look like new when I'm done with it & ready to ride.

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