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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 5:39 pm Thread Starter
 
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Easy to clean

I know we have all said what a great bike the new GT is, how well it handles, how strong the motor is, etc, etc but you forgot to mention the most important point... It is so easy to clean! If you have ever seen the FJR sites that are always stating how ugly the "slab sides" are on the GT but they sure make cleaning the bike easy. No nooks and crannies to clean, just one wipe. I Love it! My other bike is a Rocket III and with the little chrome it has plus all the painted surfaces it takes close to an hour to get it looking good. The GT takes me about 15 minutes to totally clean it and I have to say a good part of the that time is taken up by putting it on the stands to clean the wheels.

Well just an observation...
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 5:46 pm
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You are so correct. I put it on the centerstand. Spray S100, wait 2 minutes and then a good hosing. I then take a rag to the wheels and than a chamois to finish the bike. Sometimes. a little Pexus on the windhield and my helmet visor, and it's ready for another day !!!

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 5:56 pm
 
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I'd like to add that I have used a product called Wheel Wax, and the clean up
is amazing as far as the brake dust just washing off with no extra effort. Also the wheels
have a higher gloss finish. About $15.00 per jar. wheelwax.com


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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 6:44 pm
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You are so correct. I put it on the centerstand. Spray S100, wait 2 minutes and then a good hosing. I then take a rag to the wheels and than a chamois to finish the bike. Sometimes. a little Pexus on the windhield and my helmet visor, and it's ready for another day !!!
I have/would never put a hose to my GT, or any bike....that water gets in places you can't see and will eventually cause problems. My opinion and experience.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 7:17 pm
 
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I use the Honda cleaner wax aerosol can, spray on, wipe off. Safe for all paint, metal, chrome, plastic, rubber and so on.

I remember it was the best product in some magazine test ...

Only after riding in the rain that I will use water and car shampoo... Hose it down real good to make sure to get the soap off...
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2006, 7:49 pm
 
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I agree completely. This is a dream bike to wash. However, I use the Race Glaze products to wash and wax.

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I agree MilkMan. I started this year using Meguiars no water system and my bike has never looked better.

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That's the washing system I like to have... :p
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2006, 7:47 am
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I'd like to add that I have used a product called Wheel Wax, and the clean up
is amazing as far as the brake dust just washing off with no extra effort. Also the wheels
have a higher gloss finish. About $15.00 per jar. wheelwax.com


Phil
Who makes Wheel Wax Phil? For my other bikes of course! Solved brake dust problem on GT with this: http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/attach...achmentid=3596
I know, that's cheating.

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