Bicycle Cleaning

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by smokinbenrage, May 24, 2008.

  1. smokinbenrage

    smokinbenrage New Member

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    I am looking to give my MB a good cleaning this weekend. Does anyone know what kinds of cleaners I would use to clean the engine and bike surfaces. Also, my engine is covered in a nasty, dirty film (greasy feeling) crap from road grime and a leaky tank. What is the best way to clean all of this up?

    Thanks,

    Ben
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I use a product from the dollars store called "Kitchen and Bath Cleaner with bleach" it's 1.50 and comes in a spray bottle. Rinse after with water. Fantastik works great, but costs more. A solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water works too.
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    I find if I keep the ooze level down around the engine, I can spray some WD-40 (yeah I hate the stuff and use it only for a cleaner) on a clean terry towel and just wipe stuff down - my final wipe and lube is with Amsoil MP. If too much ooze builds up, then the grit will stick and youl have to use a cleaner and water (same thing if I hit a mud puddle). For that I use simple green and a hose, very carefully. Then wipe it down with the MP.
     

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