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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning bikes and quads?

I remember when I used to race motorcycles in moto-x and endurance decades ago that every week guys used to bring their bikes back the following week clean as a whistle.Now I don,t mean hosed off with a pressure washer(which nobody had in those days)but I mean showroom clean.No brown residue from mud or anything.I never mingled with the competition in those days but heard they sprayed their bikes down with WD-40 when it was spotless like new then after race day hosed it off and the WD-40 kept the frame,wheels,swingarm,etc spotless as the muck wouldn,t adhere to the product.Have any of you all tried this now or back in the day and if not do you all have any other suggestions.I want to keep my new Gator lookin clean underneath as clean as the top side.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Cleaning bikes and quads?

They would reapply the Wd-40 after every wash down(weekly).
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 06:32 AM
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Re: Cleaning bikes and quads?

I do know Pledge furniture polish is great on plastic , goggles and windshields . Suzuki Wash is great for getting off the brown mud residue .
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Re: Cleaning bikes and quads?

2 gallon sprayer
Mix one cup Zep 505 and one cup Tide
Spray on leave set for 5 min the rinse.
This is sprayed on after u have the heavy mud off of course
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2016, 02:12 AM
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Re: Cleaning bikes and quads?

We use ALCO dirt bike and ATV wash.
http://www.alcocleaners.com/products.html
Then buy the gallon container of WD-40 and put it in a squirt bottle. Pressure wash the bike down, spray the alco on and let sit a few minutes and then pressure wash the alco off. That's what takes all the brown residue off, or black in coal or yellow in sand. Then spray the bike down with WD. Just have to keep it off the seat and handle bars. Make sure you work the brakes a little before riding to get the oil off the rotors.

The above is how we keep all of our race bikes looking like this



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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2016, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Cleaning bikes and quads?

I never seen a course with that kind of surface.Looks like your on the moon.Wheres the mud,wallows,ruts,ditches and whoop-de-do,s?
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