You made the pilgrimage to Sturgis, spent a week in Tennessee and mastered The Dragon, and rode the entire Great Lakes. Your bike is filthy with a capital F! You know that bike is ready for a serious bath, but you just aren’t sure what you need to make that happen. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can hook you up with everything you need to make your ride sparkle in the mid-day sun. Sure you will hear a dozen ways to clean your bike from a dozen people, but the common thread amongst them is they all use motorcycle specific detailing products. You may or may not know, motorcycle and automobile finishes are completely different and require different cleaners and waxes. As motorcyclists we do not have the luxury of pulling into a random automatic car wash to clean the rides grime away, so we have to take the cleaning into our own hands. Depending on how much time and elbow grease you have will depend on you method of cleaning and detailing.
Let’s start with the army of bugs that invaded your bike and left the carcasses of the dead, a good hot towel placed on the bike and left to cool will loosen the dried meat, allowing the remains to be wiped away by a quality bug remover or bike wash. Hand washing a bike can be a good way to get to know your bike, and keep an open eye for anything that isn’t right. Typically a hose, bucket, and a good motorcycle wash product are all you will need, but make sure you have the time to dry the bike, otherwise a wet pair of jeans maybe in your future. Whether you choose to hose and bucket wash the bike or use a spray cleaning product, there are a lot of choices for you. Many people avoid the hose and bucket method because they don’t have the time or patience to spend thoroughly washing the bike, and don’t have the proper equipment to dry the bike. Wash in a can is not a bad option, however when selecting your cleaner you want to make sure the product will lift dirt away and suspend it so the grit won’t scratch the bike. The spray wash has many specialty products aimed at different areas of the motorcycle. When the bike is all clean and shiny it is time to protect that finish with either a good paste wax or high quality spray wax. Also as tempting as it may be, you will want to avoid dressing your tires (or any other lubber/leather/vinyl surface) as this can affect your ride. Selecting the right products is as easy as heading over to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) to see the great selection at rock bottom prices.
Whether you need Tire and Wheel Cleaner – Bike Wash – Windshield Cleaner (do not use an ammonia based cleaner to clean the windshield, as you can chemically etch the Lexan damaging the finish) De-greaser – Finish Protector – Seat Surface Cleaner and Conditioner – Leather Cleaner and Conditioner – Chrome Polish – Metal Polish – Plastic Cleaner, or Quick Detailer. A lot of different products from a lot of different companies can be confusing at best, so why not let K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) help you by finding you the right product for the job at everyday low prices.