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Hi Everybody,

I've been sidelined from riding for two months now and I am ready to get back on my ride. I know that powerwashing is not recommended, so what is the best way to clean off the old girl and get the engine cleaned off? Any advice is welcome. Thanks a million.
 

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I power-wash my bikes.I just put it on,"Fan" for my,"Delicates"




I use a nylon bristled Washing up brush and a few squirts of washing up liquid in a Domestic cleaner hand spray bottle 1st and work some of the grime whilst spraying.Then power-wash.



I look at it this way.If the bike can't take a good soaking and work then it's no use to me in the rain




Note:All my electrical connections are serviced



http://www.pdsrecording.site90.com/cxgl500/Electrics.htm





and treated with ACF50,



http://www.allyearbiker.co.uk/ACF50.html



My 2 cents.
 

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Grout and tile cleaner on your aluminum parts. Spray on scrub and rinse off. Also works the balls for cleaning you carbs out. Sprayed some in my bowls after they sat around all winter; they came clean with very little effort. Also use the spray lube Fluid Film. Amazing stuff. You can see the corrosion dissolving when you spay it on.
 

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If it's really grubby (like after a muddy gravel road) I will rinse first with my thumb on a garden hose. Then I will use a spray bottle cleaner I bought in an auto parts store. Then I use a spray bottle shine product that I bought at a garage sale. If it's not really grubby then I just do the last two steps, no hose needed. I've also noticed that motorcycle parts shops have similar products made especially for bikes (for more money, of course).



The above steps are for painted parts. Chromed parts get turtle wax brand chrome polish.
 
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