Cleaning up the 11s

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Cleaning up the 11s

Postby Ronwash80 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:37 pm

I'm starting to clean up my Moto repainting, polishing and degrease and I haven't found an effective way to get all of the grease and grime off of the cylinders jugs and fins. Any suggestions that don't have to do with repainting?
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Postby Bikerhoss » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:22 am

Alloy Wheel cleaner or soaked in diesel for a bit :idea:
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Postby Herb » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:53 am

I have not really found any short cuts when it comes to getting between the fins.

I use a small bottle brush and Muc-Off with lots of patience.
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Postby slparry » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:25 am

Herb wrote:I have not really found any short cuts when it comes to getting between the fins.

I use a small bottle brush and Muc-Off with lots of patience.


Or a willing slave :)
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Postby Herb » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 am

slparry wrote:
Herb wrote:I have not really found any short cuts when it comes to getting between the fins.

I use a small bottle brush and Muc-Off with lots of patience.


Or a willing slave :)


Only I get to touch my bike, the slave, sorry teenaged son, has to mow the lawns and wash the cars plus various other odd jobs which frees me up for more interesting things.
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Postby slparry » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:30 am

Herb wrote:
slparry wrote:
Herb wrote:I have not really found any short cuts when it comes to getting between the fins.

I use a small bottle brush and Muc-Off with lots of patience.


Or a willing slave :)


Only I get to touch my bike, the slave, sorry teenaged son, has to mow the lawns and wash the cars plus various other odd jobs which frees me up for more interesting things.


ah you mean the sub slave .... I think you'll find you're the main slave of SWMBO ;)

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Postby Herb » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:07 am

It used to be like that, but then I wised up. I am more in command these days.

our org chart:

Breadwinner (Me)

Personal assistant to breadwinner (dog)

Chief bread spender (wife)

Vice bread spenders, 2 number (kids)
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Postby slparry » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:29 pm

Herb wrote:It used to be like that, but then I wised up. I am more in command these days.

our org chart:

Breadwinner (Me)

Personal assistant to breadwinner (dog)

Chief bread spender (wife)

Vice bread spenders, 2 number (kids)


<fx:>Points to the brow beaten</fx> look THIS is how it's supposed to be ..... I applaud your command structure :)
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Postby Ronwash80 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:25 pm

Herb wrote:I have not really found any short cuts when it comes to getting between the fins.

I use a small bottle brush and Muc-Off with lots of patience.



That's what I was afraid of. Ill figure it out...

You guys are too funny! I didn't know this was a 11s, 12s and comedy forum haha!

Herb your org chart is classic.

Slparry I have a feeling my chart more closely resembles the you wrote

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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby bikerboy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:06 pm

Ronwash80 wrote:I'm starting to clean up my Moto repainting, polishing and degrease and I haven't found an effective way to get all of the grease and grime off of the cylinders jugs and fins. Any suggestions that don't have to do with repainting?


Truckwash 50/50 water put in spray bottle, spray on, use toothbrush,
rinse, Brand new

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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby bikerboy » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:22 am

Ronwash80 wrote:I'm starting to clean up my Moto repainting, polishing and degrease and I haven't found an effective way to get all of the grease and grime off of the cylinders jugs and fins. Any suggestions that don't have to do with repainting?


autosol metal polish or if very bad go online & lookup BLUEJOB
its a veryfine powder & you only need a slightly damp rag/cloth
to apply i was amazed how fast it was

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Postby Blackal » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:44 pm

I'd steer clear of alloy wheel cleaner - it is very aggressive.

Could be worth getting major comoponents - ultrasonically cleaned?

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Postby bikemad99 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:06 pm

A cleaning product called Elbow Grease usually sold at bargain type shops.Works better than alloy wheelcleaners & costs less than a quid.
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Postby dave the german » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:44 pm

I've got some truckwash stuff - I'll give it a go
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Postby dysondiver » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:13 am

good old white spirits good . very overlooked as a cleaner , its ace at tar spots , then soapy water with a shot of meths and a dash of vinegar ,,, but its the elbow grease that makes the difference.
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