HOW TO THOROUGHLY CLEAN YOUR MOTORCYCLE IN 4 STEPS
Learn how to clean your bike efficiently and quickly.
Wash when the engine is cold or lukewarm
Wash in the shade
Always wash from top to bottom
Avoid using a high pressure lance too close
Here’s what you need:
List of IPONE's products :
Effective cleaning spray that cleans deeply
A powerful degreasing cleaning spray
To protect your bike and make it shine
A microfibre wipe
Gently removes dirt without causing micro-scratches
An environmental mat
To protect all floors from oil or petrol stains
Other accessories needed :
- An air blower or your compressor’s air blow gun
- An exhaust plug
- A pressure washer (lukewarm water)
Place your bike in the shade on the mat, be sure that your motor isn’t hot and don’t forget to seal the exhaust!
Rinse & wash everything
Clean the rims
Protect and shine
1. Rinse and wash your motorcycle entirely
Clean with Moto Wash
To begin, wet your bike using lukewarm water (max 40°). This removes as much dust as possible and limits the risk of scratches when using a microfiber wipe.
Spray Moto Wash on all surfaces and leave it on for 2 minutes. Be sure to have your bike in the shade!
Rub the dirtiest parts with a soft sponge or microfibre wipe. Take care when washing the windscreen and the windshield, headlights and chrome.
Afterwards, rinse your bike with clear water.
2. Clean the rims
With wheel cleaner
To degrease and clean your bike’s rims, park the bike in the shade and coat the rims with Wheel Cleaner or another suitable cleaning agent. This degreasing cleaner dissolves grease, oil or sludge residues without damaging paints and varnishes.
Still in the shade, leave the product on for 2 minutes and then rub with a soft sponge if necessary.
Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
3. Let it dry
The drying stage is essential after washing your motorcycle to ensure that there are no traces on fairings. You can use your compressor’s air gun or any air blower.
4. Protect and shine
With Cleaner Polish
When your bike is fully washed and dried, the last step is to make it shine.
Cleaner Polish is a multi-surface cleaning wax that leaves a protective layer on your fairings. It will also make your next clean-up session easier. Spray the product all over your bike and wipe gently with a microfibre wipe to give it that shiny new look!
What about the chain?
Cleaning and lubricating your chain are very important steps when conducting a proper cleaning session. We have a whole article dedicated to it! To become an expert on the matter, click here.
You now know everything, and hold all the cards to sublimate, protect and extend the lifespan of your bike. Remember to perform these 4 steps on a regular basis. Take care of your bike, it will return the favour !
Enjoy your ride !