You want to learn how to clean your bike efficiently and quickly? Then you’re in the right place. Discover the 4 key steps of an optimal cleansing. Isn’t it beautiful?
What do you need to get started?
For a proper cleaning, we advise you to have at hand the following products:
- Moto Wash, an ultra-effective cleaning spray that thoroughly cleans your bike.
- Wheel Cleaner, a powerful degreasing spray to have the best rims in the neighbourhood.
- Cleaner Polish, a multi-surface cleaning wax to protect your motorcycle and make it shine.
And some equipment in your garage:
- A soft sponge or a microfibre wipe
- An environmental mat
- An air blower or your compressor’s air blow gun
- An exhaust plug
- A pressure washer (lukewarm water)
If you’re missing anything, don’t hesitate to ask your neighbour!
Are you ready ? Then, let’s begin !
STEP 1: RINSE AND WASH YOUR MOTORCYCLE ENTIRELY
To begin, wet your bike using lukewarm water (max 40°). This removes as much dust as possible and limits the risk of scratches when using a microfiber wipe.
Then spray Moto Wash on all surfaces and leave it on for 2 minutes. Careful, place your bike in the shade! Rub the dirtiest parts with a soft sponge or microfibre wipe. You can linger on the windscreen and the windshield, headlights, chrome or any other stubborn dirt. Then rinse your bike with clear water.
STEP 2: CLEAN THE RIMS
To degrease and clean your bike’s rims, spray a rim cleaner like Wheel Cleaner. Just like with Moto Wash, do it in the shade. This degreasing cleaner dissolves grease, oil or sludge residues without damaging paints and varnishes.
Still in the shade, leave the product on for 2 minutes and then rub with a soft sponge if necessary. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
STEP 3 : DRY
The drying stage is essential after washing your motorcycle to ensure that there are no traces on fairings. You can use your compressor’s air blow gun or any air blower.
Also run the engine for a few minutes or go for a ride after cleaning your bike. Water may have infiltrated the inside. It must not stagnate because it could cause damage. Water does not mix well with metal. And before you go, watch out for wet tires!
STEP 4: PROTECT AND SHINE
When your bike is fully washed and dried, you only have to make it shine. Cleaner Polish is a multi-surface cleaning wax that also leaves protective layer on your fairings. It will make your next clean-up sessions easier. Spray the product all over your bike and wipe with a microfibre wipe. It shines now !
You can also use Cleaner Polish on an ad hoc and targeted basis to remove mosquitoes just after a ride for example. It is always easier to remove them before they dry.
What about the chain?
Cleaning and lubricating your chain are very importants step of a thorough cleaning session. We have a whole article dedicated to it! To become an expert on the matter, click here.
You now know everything, and hold all the cards to sublimate, protect and extend the lifespan of your bike. Remember to perform these 4 steps on a regular basis. Take care of your bike, it will return the favour !
Enjoy ride dear IPONE family !