Sitting somewhere in the garage is a special section for our motorcycle cleaning supplies. In most cases it starts out as a spot to store automotive cleaning supplies as well as motorcycle supplies. As time goes on and we become more educated to the “do’s and don’ts” of motorcycle cleaning, we segregate our cleaning products so there is no confusion as to what products are for automobiles and what products are for motorcycles. During that process we also weed out the products that we do not like, or simply do not live up to their claims. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) will try and provide a a short cut to setting up you stock pile of cleaning supplies so minimize the non-users.
To start with we are going to highlight a washing products. I know this is a hot topic within itself because one side believes there should never be a drop of water on the bike, the others feel a bubble bath is the only real way to clean a bike. I am not here to say who is right or wrong, but rather to give suggestions for the style of “bath” they prefer to give their bike. For you hose and bucket types,Part # 05238 is Luster Lace Bike Wash, an outstanding formula that was specifically formulated to easily cut dirt and road grime, and produces an ultra-rich lather that is great for all surfaces. the advanced formula also promotes gentle sheeting for decreased water spotting. For the anti-hose crowd, say “Hello” to WhamBAM Spray Cleaner, Polish and Protectant! Part # BCWB01 specially formulated cleansing and polishing agent that contains no waxes, silicone, Teflon, petroleum distillates, abrasives or harmful additives to damage paint, chrome, Lexan, fiberglass or leather. Combines the advantages of a superior protective finish of a wax job and rejuvenation process of a polisher.
For those of you that have been around motorcycles, help the newbies out and let them know when it come to cleaning, shining, and protecting metals, Simichrome Polishing Paste(Part # 05235) is the only polishing paste you need. Hailed as “The most versatile polishing paste on the market” Simichrome polishes aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, plastics, cadmium and most metals associated with motorcycling. It can also be used use for removing light scratches from face shields and goggles.
For some of us with black finned motors, we all know what time, the elements and simple cleaning will do to that beautiful black finish, it will dull it and make our bike look as though we left it outside with no pride of ownership. Fortunately there is a product that will bring those black wrinkle coated finishes to show room new – Part # CC-699006 Bike Brite Moto Black. Moto-Black cleans, shines, and protects Black wrinkled and powder-coated engine parts. Moto Black is great for black engine fins, inner primaries, brake calipers, wheel, and frames. Best of all, Moto-Black applications lasts approximately 12 months, so when you clean it up in the spring, you should be good to go all season long. Since it is manufactured by Bike Brite, you know you are getting a quality product that delivers quality results..
Cleaning supplies doesn’t always refer to the cleaning chemicals themselves. They can be the hose, the bucket, air dryer, or even towels. As we grow older and our toys become more expensive and often carry sentimental value, we understand the need for good quality detailing products. Gone are the ripped t-shirts, old socks, and so on, because we now know a good towel is as important as knowing never to use Windex on the windscreen. Part # CC-699015 is a 3-pak of diaper quality cotton detailing cloths, and since we all know how precious our little ones tushies are, it is no surprise we would use the same high quality cotton on our bikes. Three 100% Cotton diaper fabric with ultra foam. Three 11″ x 18″ doubled sided and sewn towels. Great for polishing and detailing as well as for applying wax coatings, gel coats and polishes. Use them for drying your bike after washing too.
Lastly, for those of you that can’t wait to get home to get that bike cleaned up Part # CC-647710 is a travel kit from Pig Spit. Pig Spit, one of the top-selling detail cleaners on the market, has put together a travel kit. This well thought out kit only contains cleaners you need for the road. Contents include: 2 micro fiber towels…. one for cleaning, and one for polishing, as well as a 4 oz. aerosol can of Pig Spit Original, a 4 oz. aerosol can of Pig Spit Glass and Plexi Cleaner for windshields and mirrors, a 4 oz. aerosol can of Pig Spit Detail Spray, and a 4 oz. aerosol can of Pig Spit Leather Care.
So there you have it, the Top 5 Cleaning Supplies every motorcycle owners should have in their garage or at least we think so. All of these fine products are available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) at everyday low prices so get yours now before the season starts and see how much easier keeping the bike clean can be.