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How do you properly wash a bike? I've always whiped it down with a damp cloth, to make it have that factory shine still. It's seen some days lately with me taking it to school. So I want to wash it.
 

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use a bucket with the ur brand of wash soap that you want and whipe it down. Give it a good wax after so washing it next time will be a breeze
 

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+1 for senor clean.
 

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Shampoo and soft water, then use a towel to dry her off.

Then a brisk ride throught the back streets to get that "out of the shop" shine.
 

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Okay, what I thought was right.

What about the Honda polish that everyone rant and raves about? Is that anything special or can I just use my turtle wax?
 

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Turtle wax is good.
 

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My bike shop sells a spray bottle of soap made by ELF the French oil company. You wipe the bike down with a damp cloth and then with this stuff and it is amazing. It gets that chain grease and grime off with not an issue in the world. One wipe and the stuf is off. Then they also have a polish which you use after that and it goes on easy and comes off even easier. My bike always looks like new and i ride every day
 

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My bike shop sells a spray bottle of soap made by ELF the French oil company. You wipe the bike down with a damp cloth and then with this stuff and it is amazing. It gets that chain grease and grime off with not an issue in the world. One wipe and the stuf is off. Then they also have a polish which you use after that and it goes on easy and comes off even easier. My bike always looks like new and i ride every day
You know if it's available in the states? sounds interesting but I can't find any info on the net.
 

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proper washing

Body first,always shaded , never in the sun.Use a wash/ wax car wash.Use 100% cotton rags.I like zip wax car wash ,avail. at wal mart & automotive part stores.Do not spray water into ram air duct.Also avoid spraying instruments.Dry bike with 100% cotton towels or other no scratch products. Wash wheels with leftover suds last.Anywhere there is grit do that last.Never use rags on shiny surfaces after washing grity parts.Grit in rags will scratch body & windscreen.When rinsing never spray with high pressure.Instead rinse from overhead letting water gently flow over bike.Water directed at bike under high pressure will find its way into critical electronics & electrical connections.I can't tell you how many times customers have come to me & said the problem started after I washed it at a high pressure car wash or with a pressure washer.For tar & grease stains mineral spirits applied to a 100% cotton rag works really well.Be shure to spot wax any places where mineral spirits had to be used.Good luck,your friend (KAWBOY):thumbup
 
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