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I wash the bike using a two bucket method, and the soap I use is Mothers Gold. I hand dry the bulk of the bike using several microfiber cloths, but then give it a quick air blast to get the rest of the water out of all the hiding places. Then I finish up with a quick spray and wipe of the Turtle Wax Ice, which is really great stuff.

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Nice - how do you clean out the deep air cooling fins on the cylinder heads? I always struggled to keep those clean, have tried pipe cleaner brushes etc to get in there, but haven't found a method I like yet.
 

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Nice - how do you clean out the deep air cooling fins on the cylinder heads? I always struggled to keep those clean, have tried pipe cleaner brushes etc to get in there, but haven't found a method I like yet.
Thanks.

For a regular wash I use a wash mitt that I got from Amazon (link below), it has real long fibers that get pretty deep down. When I really want to get down into the cylinder head grooves, I use a small paint brush and plenty of water, after I use the mitt. (The mitt holds a ton of soapy suds.)


Good luck!
 

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How do you clean that lower pipe that connects the headers? My header pipes are a nice blue/purple but that lower pipe is dingy and grey. I don’t ride in rain, its just dirty from ~1200 miles of riding.
 

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How do you clean that lower pipe that connects the headers? My header pipes are a nice blue/purple but that lower pipe is dingy and grey. I don’t ride in rain, its just dirty from ~1200 miles of riding.

I use SemiChrome Polish, it gets any bugs, grime, road tar off pretty well.

 

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Nice - how do you clean out the deep air cooling fins on the cylinder heads? I always struggled to keep those clean, have tried pipe cleaner brushes etc to get in there, but haven't found a method I like yet.
I like to use the brush from my dollar store 3 brush kit-plastic, stainless steel, brass bristles, after a spray of s100 cleaner
I'm sure a regular hard bristle toothbrush would work as well.
 

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Staalwol met de fijnste vezel.
Dus 00 van 000.
En rvs polish staal polish werkt ook.
 
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