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09-27-2015 5:43 PM
its59er
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

On my bike.....
Overall bike cleaning - Honda shine... for the rims and undertail WD-40
Kerosene for chain, kickstand switch, sprocket and chain rail... Motul Lube - lubricate thereafter.....
05-16-2003 2:22 PM
ND4SPD
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

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krash954 : Quote (Zeeman @ May 16 2003, 8:18am)Am I th eonly person here who was hoping to see pictures of very wet schoolgirls in their school uniforms bent over a bike scrubbing?

Z...
that would be cool! Legal age of course...... sicko!!! J/K
This is where Conq could've helped out if he woulda stopped at the charity wash he was talking about the other day
05-16-2003 10:07 AM
krash954
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Quote:
Zeeman : Am I th eonly person here who was hoping to see pictures of very wet schoolgirls in their school uniforms bent over a bike scrubbing?

Z...
that would be cool! Legal age of course...... sicko!!! J/K
05-16-2003 9:18 AM
Zeeman
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Am I the only person here who was hoping to see pictures of very wet schoolgirls in their school uniforms bent over a bike scrubbing?

Z...



05-16-2003 8:42 AM
sl954
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

The wet towel also works great for your helmet and shield.
05-16-2003 1:54 AM
nomad
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Cool. *That eases my mind... I've always been worried about getting that stuff on too thick. *That's good info to know.

As for the contents of WD-40... I dunno. *Some oil product. *Apparently WD-40 was invented/created/discovered in 1953 by Norm Larsen (thanks Norm). *He was trying to invent a compound that would hamper or prevent corrosion. *His 40th attempt worked... WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th compound (or something similar). *Trivia I vaguely remember.

For some reason I thought that it was for the US Navy... but I won't vouch for that info.

Either way, it's good stuff.
*J.



05-16-2003 12:32 AM
SomeStrangeGuy
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

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cbr99xx : Re: WD40...if I am wrong 520 conversion comes early.
No worries, I have about 56k miles and 3 O-ring chains that will agree with your 'WD-40 only' test theory of a sportbike chain...its just that all my testing was rigged, or I didnt know what i was doing, or someone that races does it differently so Im wrong - ya know where Im takin this right?

Anyways - Im of the same thought, and take care of my chains the same way, and haven't had a problem. I recently started using some Amsoil lube when I had my 954 vs. the WD, and it worked even better in the short mileage I had it for
05-16-2003 12:26 AM
ND4SPD
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Doesn't anyone just go through the carwash anymore???



05-16-2003 12:14 AM
cbr99xx
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Re: WD40
Chain...I understand your reluctance to try something that, for some reason, tends to be so controversial.
Nomad...I will be the test subject, new '03 954 nothing on the chain but WD40...If I am wrong a 520 conversion comes early.
I know I will probably get flamed for this but remember I am not suggesting that anyone else do this. I am only sharing my experience. This was not my idea; I read in some cycle mag years ago that an o-ring chain comes internally lubed. Any lubricant sprayed ON the chain is there to prevent corrosion (rust). As for the effect on the o-rings, I can only point to my experience with the '95 RR (no ill effects, remember). O-rings are among the products that I sell. Thought I could support my argument with some facts but have failed, could not find the type of o-rings used nor the exact contents of WD40. Educated guess...(here come the flames)...most common o-ring would be made of buna-n (nitrile) material very high resistance to petroleum products. WD40...from the back of the can...contains petroleum distillates. I don't see a problem...but like I stated earlier, if I am wrong 520 conversion comes early.
05-15-2003 10:28 PM
bwhip
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Ditto - Honda cleaner for between-wash touch ups, but soap, water, etc. for full clean after any major ride (once a week or every other week). A wax job about every two months. The Honda cleaner is great for the exposed finished items, but what about the rest? Gotta have water spray & soap there, I think.
05-15-2003 8:45 PM
Bacchus
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Soap & water followed by gentle rinse, maybe twice monthly -been doing it for 40 years, both in Ohio (land of high humidity) and AZ (land of negative humidity). Have never had any problems. In between washes I use Honda's Spray Cleaner and Polish also.
05-15-2003 7:42 PM
luvtolean
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Spray wax of some kind (pledge, honda polish, whatever is laying around) on the bodywork. *Contact cleaner and simple green for the chassis and wheels. *

If it's a streetbike, and I want it to shine, three stage wax after cleaning, 3M cleaner wax, mothers polish, and mother's carnuba is what I've got going now. *Seems to work well and last. *As a bonus, none of them are to hard to apply or remove. *(Gotta pay attention with the Carnuba though)

Then a brush to get the wax off the edges (including sticker edges) and armor all to all rubber and plastic but the grips tires and front seat. *(if it's gonna sit, I do the seat too)







05-15-2003 7:37 PM
abtech
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

Motul Silicone Clean, Motul contact cleaner, parts washer, compressed air and Rolite.
05-15-2003 7:34 PM
110lb954Ryder
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

I ride alot, so I wash mine with car detergent and water once a week and then on Wed.....usually...I wipe it down with detailing spray wax. kinda like hondas spray polish. wd40 to clean the chain (and rims while I'm at the chain).
05-15-2003 6:05 PM
Baketech
Re: How to wash a Fireblade

I put a hot/cold soft water spigot in my garage just for this purpose...
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