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What do you use to clean your bike?

Hello all,

I'm looking to do a nice deep clean of my 09 R6. I was looking to get some reviews of what you all use, that including:

Which product?

Do you use just a hose or do you use a low pressure pressure washer?

If you don't use a pressure washer how do you get into the small cracks and crevices?

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Re: What do you use to clean your bike?

I just use regular car soap and a hose, obviously i use a sponge to get into those hard places and a semi-hard brush to clean your wheels with.

My products are all from Armored All.

I have a habit of brushing my chain then re-lubing it every other week.
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Re: What do you use to clean your bike?

Whatever you use, I recommend putting some cloth, or masking tape over air intake openings. Water gets inside quite easily

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Re: What do you use to clean your bike?

Don't have access to a hose so I was thinking about using a waterless wash spray and some microfiber towels to wipe down the entire bike.

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What do you use to clean your bike?
Most of the time, rainwater.
Otherwise hose water. (<-- hard water) Rag. Car soap.
I wonder whether there is any such thing as "motorcycle soap" LoL...
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Re: What do you use to clean your bike?

The most labor intensive part will be cleaning the brake dust from the rear wheel. If you oil your chain regularly, it will mix with dirt and layer up. Got like 40k worth of layers in my case LoL. Scraping or wire brushing it off will scratch and/or go right through the wheel paint. ONe of these days I may just put it on the stand and run it in first gear with a rag on a stick. (don't stick you hand anywhere near a moving wheel)
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if you live by a walmart see if they have this,

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the stuff is awesome. I use it on everything. including dusting my glass desk, tv, stereo etc. I used it on my laptop(sprayed into a rig of course) and it made it look like I just took it out of the box. it is even a better glass cleaner than glass cleaner lol
I also use it on my helmet and it's faceshield. it's the best product I've ever tried. it doesn't really repel dirt from the rims. mine are still super dusty after a long ride. however, it cleans the dirt off easily. it also brings the chain lube right off the rim and bodywork. and dried up bugs, come right off.

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Whatever you use, I recommend putting some cloth, or masking tape over air intake openings. Water gets inside quite easily

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