How to thoroughly clean your motorcycle in 4 steps
Learn how to clean your bike efficiently and quickly.
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
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)
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
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.
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 !
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.
THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED
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 !