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Motorcycle Cleaning?

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by Esox357, Jul 9, 2007.


  1. Esox357

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    What do you use to clean aluminum alloy rims on your bike. As a reference my bike is a Kawasaki ZZR 600, Mine is chain driven and has a grease buildup on it? I was thinking of using kerosene on a rag to break through it but didn't want to damage the rims? A buddy mentioned Simple Green to use to cut the crud? I talked with someone else that said S-100 soap with a toilet brush would work? So what do you use? Also I have a chrome pipe and then a brushed aluminum for a muffler? What to use for that as well? Thanks Esox357.
     

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  2. NMGlocker

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    WD-40 on a rag, then follow up with warm soapy water and rinse.
     

  3. SBM

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    Castrol Super Clean, diluted per instructions and follow up with some Mothers or the like..
     
  4. whogasak47

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    wheel oil removal: rubbing alcohol IPA,or zippo fluid,or charcoal lighter fluid, (or mineral spirits my fav)

    on pipe s-100 and a good sponge easy

    wd-40 is a good choice also then use windex or equiv to finish


    Never Dull cotton wadding will do both wheel and pipe. great stuff


    Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:
     
  5. Lone Wolff

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    I use simple green on mine just because I buy it by the gallon, so I've got plenty of it, cheap.

    Use a 50/50 mix with water, still plenty strong enough to cut the brake dust/chain wax/road grime mixture.
     
  6. Esox357

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    Thanks guys for the help. Esox357.
     
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    Stop off at your Honda dealer and pick up some Hondabrite. I just tried it for the first time and was greatly impressed. My front wheel was really looking skuzzy and the grime was coming off before I had a chance to rinse the stuff off. Just spray on and rinse off. It’s great for a lazy guy like me.:motorcycle:

    Tim
     
  8. michaelj1978

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    Kerosene.

    I've been using the same gallon jug since I got my bike in 02. I think it cost me about $2.50 back then. It's up to about $5 a gallon now.

    I get a shop towel and soak it, then rub down and rinse. Also works well with a toothbrush dipped in a cup full of it.

    I use it on:

    Frame
    Wheels
    Forks
    Plastic
    Tank

    Pretty much everything except the hoses and wiring.

    Rinses off easily and seems to keep the bike cleaner between washes.
     
  9. Glockdude1

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    What year is your ZZR600?

    I've got a 2005 Metallic Blue model.

    Steve
     
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    Honda aresol spray polish.

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    I've used it for over a decade... plus it works well on my two Kawasakis.
     
  12. Esox357

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    Thanks guys for the info, I talked with a guy at the bike shop and he said Kerosene would cause damage to the alloy wheels? But I think he was just trying to sell me some crap?
    STMCELROY, I have a 2007 ZZR, its a great bike. Esox357.