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Offline PaulS1000XR

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What is the best bike cleaner?
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:42:40 AM »
I dont like cleaning bikes much and am looking for a really good cleaner that you can spray on and power wash off that gets rid of all dirt and grease and does not damage the bike materials.

Any recommendations please

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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
Sdoc gets good recommendations.  :028:

Muc-Off is extremely aggressive and should be avoided in my opinion.   :151:



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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 10:51:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Muc-Off is extremely aggressive and should be avoided in my opinion.   :151:

Agreed! And my answer to "What is the best bike cleaner?" is ... the missus.  :152:
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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 10:57:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Martyn B [+]
Agreed! And my answer to "What is the best bike cleaner?" is ... the missus.  :152:

Yeh right ... dont believe that  :745:

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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »
I’ve used sdoc for the last 3 years and I’m very happy with it.
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Offline Mareng1

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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 11:52:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Martyn B [+]
Agreed! And my answer to "What is the best bike cleaner?" is ... the missus.  :152:

I’ll be around later this afternoon - have her ready with her marigolds.  :008:

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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 12:14:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
I’ll be around later this afternoon - have her ready with her marigolds.  :008:

Oo-er! Sure it's only the bike you want washed?  :155:
What a long strange trip it's been...

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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 01:13:41 PM »
Never tried  SDOC, always used Muck-Off for years on all my bikes with no problems. Plus it does not leave streaks on the paint work.
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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 01:54:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
Never tried  SDOC, always used Muck-Off for years on all my bikes with no problems. Plus it does not leave streaks on the paint work.

Try it on a GS/A and it'll take the engine finish off - and if you aren't careful and really rinse it off it'll fade the black wheel paint. I blame BMW for the lamentable finish quality - glad to say the XR seems way better!
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Re: What is the best bike cleaner?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 12:57:04 AM »
I start with a coat of Hydrogen Peroxide to melt all the splats.

Then I do a light mist, and start using soap and elbow grease.

If you really want to know how to keep a bike shiney... try the Harley Davidson forums.  They're experts at chrome polish.   :008:
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