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How to thoroughly clean your motorcycle in 4 steps

Learn how to clean your bike efficiently and quickly.

BEST PRACTICE

Wash when the engine is cold or lukewarm

Wash in the shade

Always wash from top to bottom

Avoid using a high pressure lance too close

Necessary equipment

Here's what you need :

List of IPONE's products :

  • Moto Wash
    Effective cleaning spray that cleans deeply
  • Wheel Cleaner
    Powerful degreasing cleaning spray to have the best rims in the neighborhood
  • Cleaner Polish
    To protect your bike and make it shine
  • A microfibre wipe
    To capture all dirt, without causing micro-scratches
  • An environmental mat
    To protect all floors from oil or petrol stains

Other accessories needed :

  • An air blower or your compressor’s air blow gun
  • An exhaust plug
  • A pressure washer (lukewarm water)

How ?

Place your bike in the shade on the mat, cold or lukewarm engine and don’t forget to seal the exhaust!

Rinse & wash everything

Clean the rims

Dry

Protect and shine

1. Rinse and wash your motorcycle entirely

With moto wash

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.

2. Clean the rims

With wheel cleaner

To degrease and clean your bike’s rims, spray a rim cleaner like Wheel Cleaner 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.

3. Let it 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.

Tip

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!

4. Protect and shine

With Cleaner Polish

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 !

Tip

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 important steps 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 your ride !

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