Cleaning your motorcycle keeps your motorcycle look great and brings shine to your rides. Learning how to clean your motorcycle properly will save your time and money. Visiting a commercial cleaning service may be effective but cleaning your motorcycle yourself is a fun and creates a bonding.
You need to wash your motorcycle in a right way to protect the parts from any sort of damages and makes your bike to look new again. You just need basic supplies and little effort to remove all the dirt and bring back the shine.
Here is a detailed description of how to clean your motorcycle:
Supplies you need:
- Clean sponge;
- Dry clothes( which absorbs quickly);
- Old brush;
- A bucket;
- Lot of water;
- Mild detergent;
- Liquid detergent;
Step 1: Getting started:
Choose a place where you can move comfortably and arrange all the necessary supplies. Let your motorcycle to get cool down and start the cleaning process. Rinse the motorcycle with cool water which will loosen the dirt and makes it easy to remove.
Step 2: Cleaning process:
Motorcycles get a lot of dust and contain nasty and greasy parts inside. Removing tough grime away needs elbow grease and you need to act smart while doing it. In case you are using high-pressure cleaners or machines with heavy force make sure to keep them away from sensitive parts of motorcycles.
You can find several dust places and oil accumulation places on your motorcycle. Apply a little detergent to the sponge or soft cloth and start cleaning your motorcycle. Apply a little pressure to avoid any damage to the paint or chrome. Locate the area you need work more and rub frequently with the sponge to rub off stubborn dirt marks.
Clean the chain:
The chain is the part of the motorcycle which gets nasty and dirty with grease and dust. Use a chain degreaser or chain cleaner on the chain to loosen the grease. Then use a clean cloth and wipe away all the dust.
Soon after this step apply a lubricant on the chain to make sure the chain runs smoothly. You can also use a pressure cleaner to clean the chain which removes all the dust and grease in the chain. But after doing this, make sure to regrease your chain.
Treating the painted parts:
Motorcycles have delicate paints and chrome finish which gives shining look overall. You need to take a lot of care about the painted parts. Use a clean and smooth cloth or sponge and dip it in the water mixed with detergent.
Cleaning the electronic parts like circuits, wires, brakes and ignition parts can be a hard work. You need to take care of cables and other parts. Use a brush or cloth to removing excess amounts of grease and grime. You can use a spray to dissolve the dust and brush the dust off with a smooth cloth. If you leave electronic parts without cleaning it can lead to overheating problems.
After you have cleaned all the parts, just wipe the whole body again with a clean cloth. Rinse the whole body with clean water and make sure you have rinsed all the detergent. Use a gentle pressure to remove all the traces of dust and dirt.
Step 3: Dry it:
The next step is drying part where a simple trick can bring back the shine. Do not dry your motorcycle in direct sun because it leaves water spots all over it. Take a microfiber cloth and gently rub your motorcycle to remove all the water. Then, let it dry under roof and then you can ride your new motorcycle!
So, here are the steps you can follow about how to clean your motorcycle. It usually takes 30-60 minutes to clean your motorcycle depending on the frequency of cleaning. Keep your motorcycle clean and ride like a king!
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