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Anyone have cleaning tips?

Does anyone else have a problem w/ dirty waterspots on the chrome airfilter housing cover? Everytime I wash my bike those pieces look awful so I take them off and use some wadding polish but it barely helps. What do you use to clean your bright work?

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That's funny, I use a leaf blower on mine to save spots.

Also, I use sof****er to clean my car/bike... get a water softener

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You guys clean your bikes?

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I just wipe the bike dry while it is still wet, the shiny parts always looks spotless. If my bike dried before I can wipe it down, I just spray a little more water on and then wipe.

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That's funny, I use a leaf blower on mine to save spots.

Also, I use sof****er to clean my car/bike... get a water softener
Hahahaha! The 'no bad language' part of the software *'d the t-w-a-t part of soft water.

Call me crazy but for some reason I find that hilarious.

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post #9 of 14 Old 11-20-2006, 05:29 PM
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Try WD-40 and then wipe it down well. It'll get rid of water spots, road grime and will protect it. This works on hot parts like the pipes as well.

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Does anyone else have a problem w/ dirty waterspots on the chrome airfilter housing cover? Everytime I wash my bike those pieces look awful so I take them off and use some wadding polish but it barely helps. What do you use to clean your bright work?
Do you have an air compressor? I just put the blow gun attachment on mine and go to town. It works great, as long as you keep the gun a safe distance from any delicate parts. I've never had any ill effects doing this. An alternative is to use a chamois.

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Yeah I just use my air compressor.

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Thanks for all the tips guys. I will try the WD-40 this weekend. As for the Air Compressor, I will try that if Santa gets my wish list. Hopefully he'll deliver that and a power commander

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I use Simple Green on the wheels, swing arm, or anything metal.

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post #14 of 14 Old 11-21-2006, 06:37 AM
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I always use kerosene on the parts around the chain when I'm doing a cleaning on the chain(swingarm, footpeg brackets, etc.). It does a great job of cutting through all the grime. After that, pretty much any cleaner will get the dirt off.

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