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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Just spreading some helpful info on the off chance you DON'T know about these tricks yet....

Tired of setting aside one or two hours to clean your bike? Go online or go into any motorcycle shop and grab some S100. Walk past all the other crap out there that promises an easy wash, yet still leaves garbage behind you have to clean by hand.

Simply spray on bike, rinse off with a power nozzle on any regular hose, and dry. You're done. I SWEAR by this stuff. Finally got to really prove it's worth last weekend when I was forced to ride in some nassssty ass rain. Figured it would take me forever.... nope. 20 minutes including setting up and putting away bike, hose etc.

For those in Europe, it is called SDOC100.

They also make a Special Surfaces Cleaner which is absolute MAGIC on your helmet. Spray on, wipe off, and it feels like you waxed it twice.



Worried about getting swirls in your paint over time? Yes, even microfiber cloths can do this. Get an Air Force Blaster. No rag ever touches my bike for cleaning or drying. It blasts the water out of every crevice and the fins on the motor too. Then blast it off the surfaces and you're done... no water spotting. Best $90 I've spent in a while.






Now for the tough stuff... BUGS and guts. Especially tough are those love bugs. Well, I learned a great technique that works well, and works on every surface including the delicate plastics.

Get a spray bottle and fill it with hydrogen peroxide. Not kidding.

Spray it directly on the bugs and let it sit for 2-5 minutes. You'll see it fizzing up as it literally dissolves the bugs and guts. Rinse them off. Only the absolute toughest will require a LIGHT pass over with a soft sponge... absolutely no scrubbing, just a gentle wipe. Then wash the bike as needed with the S100 for the routine cleaning.

Hope this helps some folks.

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I wonder if my electric leaf blower would do the job as well? Does water get into where it's not supposed to like when it's pressure washed? If not, I'm going to try my leaf blower (sure will be a funny looking scene).

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I wonder if my electric leaf blower would do the job as well? Does water get into where it's not supposed to like when it's pressure washed? If not, I'm going to try my leaf blower (sure will be a funny looking scene).

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I do not use my leaf blower as it is also a sucker and does not have a filter, so it would blow dust. I do however have a kirby vaccuum that.....blows.
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I use Simple Green does that same job and you can get it at walmat Target Menards Home Depo for half the price.
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I too have used an electric leaf blower, works good but the air force blaster is smaller and lighter plus the nozzle attachments make the job easier.

Simple Green is good, but not the same and not really as effective.

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+1 on the leaf blower. I've been thinking about trying the S100 for a while. Now you have me convinced.

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A couple of yrs ago I got a TurtleWax car washing kit for Xmas. Had a gallon jug of their soap in it. I've found that mixing 1 part soap & 2 parts water in a spray bottle works wonders. Spray it on, let it sit a few minutes, then hose it off. Very little touch-up needed after that.

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I have used simple green in the past but I believe it will remove the wax from paint finish. I now only use this as a degreaser. I don't think S100 will remove the wax from your finish. Please chime in if I'm incorrect.

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I have used simple green in the past but I believe it will your remove wax from paint finish. I now only use this as a degreaser. I don't think S100 will remove the wax from your finish. Please chime in if I'm incorrect.
One would be wise to just use S100, or any spray on, rinse off cleaner, on wheels, engine and running gear only. Not that S100 injures wax or paint, but it requires a lot of high pressure rinsing that can get into the electrics. I know we've been this route before, but I have not experienced any product that works as well as S100.

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