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How the heck do I clean this.... Pls help.

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How the heck do i clean this thing. I took off all the fairings and more and obviously theres a lot of exposed cables and stuff. Bike sat for so many years. That white you see? All gunk and dust. Im assuming I just have to do it by hand with a microfiber. Any suggestions?

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If you have an air compressor blast it off with an air hose and then give it all a good wipe by hand. I use to be meticulous about it cleaning the entire bike and the inside of my fairings perfectly every time I had them off. The truth is, if you can't see it when the bikes all put together there's no point in stressing about keeping it spotless. It's good practice I think, if you take a part off, clean it reasonably well before re-installing it but no need to go overboard. It'll just get dusty and dirty again and no one will ever see it. That's my take anyway. :geek:
Wd-40 works wonders as well and won't damage anything by giving it a quick wipe down. I've been bathing my bikes in it for years, just keep it away from the brake rotors.
I like Simple Green on a microfiber as opposed to WD40. It dries almost entirely clean, so it's not a death sentence to brake components.

But yeah you just gotta wipe stuff out/off. I bought a bike from someone's yard and indeed I spent literal weeks wiping down and cleaning everything during my restoration. It takes time.

But you know, these things were built to play, and play time doesn't always stay clean. So if it runs fine, and you did the easy wipe/hose down, and everything is fine, it's probably alright. Unless you're like me and it has to be perfect, it shouldn't be a big deal. But if you wanna clean it, you should!

i know this is kinda late but if you have a pressure washer or go to the nearest you wash it car wash then spray it down with rubbing alcohol and let it dry for a few hrs your good to go. (rubbing alcohol disperses water and leaves no residue
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