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Old April 22nd @ 12:25 pm   #11
 
Hey, no prob. Bro. If you throw on a g-string Iíll bring my video camera. Who knows, might take it to the animal planet channel and win someÖ Of course, any revenue Iíll donate to the club. LOL

On topic I use water from one of those filters that leaves no spots and lot of wax. I never hose the bike, just clean it by sections.

 
 
Old April 22nd @ 02:32 pm   #12
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
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Originally Posted by Gleno
Dunno what 409 could possibly mess up?? It's justa mild cleaner. As for wax, it may remove some, but gets "rewaxed" every cleaning. My Gixx is about to hit 9K miles (hard to believe huh??), and everything looks good so far.
I might have to try this setup.

I do have simplegreen, but I didn't want to put that on the plastics. I do what you do for cleanup, I take all the plastics off and then I use simplegreen and an old toothbrush to clean the rest of the bike. I was just wondering what you did for the plastics.

Hey, do you use the 409 on your windscreen? Would it be okay to use it on a clear windscreen? I need to get a new one because there are scuffs and scratches in my current one, but I figured it's still best to ask than to try it out and find out it melts or mars the clear windscreen.

Gleno...where do you get the Plexxus/Protect All from? Cycle Shop? I need to get some of that I guess. Haven't waxed this bike yet. DOHHHH!
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 02:33 pm   #13
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Also...

What do you all use for cleaning your tinted visors so they don't scratch? Do you use Plexxus for those too or ??? Just Windex?

What type of towel? Right now I just use warm water and an old military t-shirt. LOL Any certain type of towel you use to lessen the chance of scratches? (I guess this also goes with cleaning the plastics of the bike to reduce scratches in the clear coat)
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 02:35 pm   #14
 
I have never put a hose to my bike. For cleaning I used Windex Multi-Surface for the bugs, etc, and then finish off with Plexus. I get my Plexus from Cycle Gear.

Helmet visors I also go with Plexus. I use a white terry cloth.
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 02:36 pm   #15
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Thank you sir!
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 03:14 pm   #16
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From: Pax River, Maryland

Motorcycle: F-35
I use love to clean my bike Here's my process. Plug up the intake and exhaust, normal car wash soap, a rag just to get all the shit off it. Then I bring it in the garage, blow all the water out of it, clean it off with the microfiber cloths, get in the nook and crannys with everything I can to include Q-tips. Wax it, rub off on it and ride.

I'm telling ya right now the best rag I've found is those microfiber things that you can get at Wallyworld. They don't scratch and are great to use for your tinted visor. I use one on mine with plain water to get the bugs and what not off. Wet end to clean and dry end to dry. Pretty easy
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 06:35 pm   #17
 
Here's my procedure. I roll it out of the garage onto the driveway. Park it. Call my detailer. Pay him 25 bucks. Ride it.
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 09:35 pm   #18
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Looks like I'm headed to Wallyworld this week. What dept are the microfiber cloths in? LOL
 
 
Old April 22nd @ 09:37 pm   #19
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HazzMat
Looks like I'm headed to Wallyworld this week. What dept are the microfiber cloths in? LOL
Prolly the car section with all the waxes and crap.
 
 
Old April 23rd @ 04:23 am   #20
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From: Pax River, Maryland

Motorcycle: F-35
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Originally Posted by LVR6owner
Quote:
Originally Posted by HazzMat
Looks like I'm headed to Wallyworld this week.* What dept are the microfiber cloths in?* LOL
Prolly the car section with all the waxes and crap.
What he said
 
 

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