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Old 11-18-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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how often do you clean your bike? miles?

my bike seems to look quite clean other than the wheelssss???
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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any recommendations on cleaning the wheels???
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Re: cleaning wheels/bike

I never ride in the rain, I spray my bike with quick detailer every two weeks lol I like it shiny :O WD40 on the rims. Wipe it down after so not as much dirt gets attracted easily.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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+1 on the WD-40 for the wheels. It kicks serious azz for wheel grim and brake dust.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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any recommendations on cleaning the wheels???
Sorry to be so tight. Check out this thread:

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166796

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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WD-40 as well. I learned that trick from the forum. Works awesome!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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how often do you clean your bike? miles?

my bike seems to look quite clean other than the wheelssss???

over the past 7 years, i've owned 3 different bikes. i remember washing each bike 1 time. first one was the day before i sold it. second one was after i had an early season ride and found some mud and water. third was right before i removed the street fairings in order to fit the race fairings. that was 2 years ago. i ended up selling the street fairings after that.

i wipe off the rear wheel when i lube the chain and get a little overspray on it, but that doesn't really count. sometimes i take a magic eraser and scrub the dead bugs off the tank and the front fairing. that's about it.

mostly, i'd rather just spend my time riding it...


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Old 11-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Simple green seems to work well on wheels. As for the bike, I just use Golds car wash soap.

But I don't wash The Panty Dropper anymore. It's all beat up meow.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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wizards pink bottle for cleaning and simple green for the rims
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