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post #1 of 33 Old 03-28-2004, 9:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning my 954?

What is the best way to clean my RR? I do not want to damage anything. Do I just wash it as you would a car? Is there special chemicals that are better than others? I do not want to harm the finish on anything. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Re: Cleaning my 954?

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What is the best way to clean my RR? I do not want to damage anything. Do I just wash it as you would a car? Is there special chemicals that are better than others? I do not want to harm the finish on anything. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Apart from never 'cause Honda skimped out on the Hardener so all the bikes have paint as soft of baby **** you mean? hehe.

Just use a car wash for most things. Kero for your grease n **** like that (chain lubes etc etc), some non acid wheel cleaner for the rims and give it a light polish and protect every now and then.
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

Some folks here on the forum are adamantly against applying one drop of water to their bike. Rust, oxidation issues I guess . Maybe that has some merit in high humidity areas. Well, I live in a state that has an average of 8-10% humidity in the summer, so I just hose her off. Mild auto wash detergent and nice, low pressure spray rinse, followed by a chamois. I can't imagine that this is gonna hurt anything. After that (maybe once per month, the water thing that is) I apply the Honda spray polish/cleaner and it shines like a showroom bike. In between, I use a lot of the Honda polish/cleaner to keep her lookin' good!
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

i use honda spray cleaner and a poly polih and then wax.my bike has never seem a drop of water
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sorry i can't spell i meant poly polish
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

Rich, where is Glenville, and why the aversion to H2O?
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i'm in upstate ny and i don't want water to get on the wiring or the aluminum.i'm kinda funny about things like that.but i usually get lots of compiments on how clean my bike is
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i did it again i meant compliments
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

There is also an edit button where you can change your post...

And when my bike gets washed it gets the hose... Though it sees more water in the form a rain...
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

I personally use the products wash/wax etc from AutoGlym . It's a little pricy, but it does great work
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

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i'm in upstate ny and i don't want water to get on the wiring or the aluminum.i'm kinda funny about things like that.but i usually get lots of compiments on how clean my bike is
If I didn't use water and suds on my bike and attempted to get it clean I would have scratches galore! My bike just plain gets too dirty not to use water to rid of all the gunk n crap that gets on it. Then again, i USE my bike quite a bit and do a decent number of kays, including when it's raining/wet etc. I also live in a semi-sandy area so that gets everywhere too. I use plenty of kero to get all the grease n gunk that comes off the chain and things like that as well.

If it rains you get all sorts of dust n crap from the air falling on the paintwork, so you really need to blast the dirt off first before you start washing.
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Re: Cleaning my 954?

I use Mr Sheen.....yes it a furniture polisher and it works real nice
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I use Mr Sheen.....yes it a furniture polisher and it works real nice
I use Mr sheen also, but after the bike is clean, I use it to get a real good shine to it

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to the site Hondaman



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Re: Cleaning my 954?

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I use Mr Sheen.....yes it a furniture polisher and it works real nice


I find it works well provided the bike isn't too dirty. Though she gets a hose wash probably once a month. And I live so close to the ocean that the salt will eat the bike way before my tap water ever will...

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