HOW TO WASH A MOTORCYCLE

The thrill, the acceleration. Owning a motorbike comes with freedom from an enclosed box, to experience life behind handlebars. Caring for a motorbike is different from caring for a car, especially when it comes to keeping it clean. Read on for quick tips on how to clean your motorbike and have it gleaming in the sunlight as you ride off toward your next adventure.

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STEP 1: GO EASY ON THE WATER

Your motorbike has seen it all — the open road, the sights, the smells. And with that comes splattered bugs, road tar, and service grease. That doesn’t mean you need to break out the soap and water after every ride, however. Using a product like our Bug & Tar Remover can help to lift up the grime and insect remnants from your bike’s surfaces, as well as repelling these sticky substances between washes. Plus, using the opportunity to go over every surface of your bike allows you to spot any potential issues that you may have otherwise overlooked.

STEP 2: EFFICIENCY IS KEY

Why spend all of your free time cleaning when you can be riding? Using a product like our Clean & Shine Total Exterior Detailer will cut down the time it takes to have your bike sparkling. This formula works without needing to use water, using polymers to eradicate dirt from fairings, headlamps, and the trim, while leaving behind a flawless finish. All it takes is a direct spray onto the bike surfaces, then wipe away the dirt and grime with a microfibre cloth, and polish the cleaned areas until you’re left with a beautiful, glossy shine.

STEP 3: YOUR TYRES DON’T NEED SHINE

As tempting as it may be to add tyre shine to your bike’s wheels, don’t do it, unless you want to learn a dangerous lesson. Even if applied to just the sidewall, it can seep into the tread and create a slippery, scary situation. If you want your tyres to look black and sleek, just use soap and water.

STEP 4: SOAK IT ALL IN

How can you take in the stunning scenery around you if your windscreen and face shield are smeared with dirt and grime? Our Dash & Glass cleaner’s foam surrounds the dirt and lifts it away with an easy swipe from a clean cloth. It’s also ideal for use on your instrument gauges, removing muck and smears so you can continue to keep an eye on your speed.

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