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Offline Hamish

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Cleaning your Crosstourer
on: September 11, 2013, 07:22:37 AM
Decided to spruce up the CT today. Looked really good except as the wheels dried they looked filthy.so I got down with rag on finger and started rubbing.
First with a bit of polish.....That wore thin [like my finger] Real quick.
Next..Bit of Mag Wheel Cleaner...Again. Bugger that. So after several Stubbies it finally came to me.
CT 18 Truck Wash.
First hose it down, apply .Use a spray bottle...Leave for 10 minutes then get the gernie and give it a good once over. Taking it easy around wheel bearing and alike.

When dry......Looked like new....I'm happy
Due to recent financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.

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Offline SHR61

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 08:23:58 AM
Can we have that in English please?  :001:

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Offline Barbancourt

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 08:57:58 AM
After decoding I guess Hamish is happy with his CT 18 Truck Wash! Had a quick look on the internet, and is only available in Aus and NZ. If it is that good, than I would be interested to find it over here in Europe.

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Offline andyrob

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 11:55:43 PM
After chain drive + white wheels ( a spit of white paint actually, a Suzuki of course!) life with the CT and a shaft and black rims is bliss.

It also takes a quarter of the time to clean the whole bike too. More time spent getting it dirty. Result. :169:

My only tip is silicone spray for the matt plastic bits. Spray and wipe, or no wipe for photos.

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Offline Viking VFR1200

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
I use Wet wipes or Industrial wipes on motor and wheels after first water hosing the parts, works very good on grit, oil, etc.
Past bikes: CB400, GSX750, DR800, CBR600, ZX-9R, DL650, KTM990ADV, XL1000, KLZ1000

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Offline veejay

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 02:37:35 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Castrol-GREENTEC-CLEANER-Spares-Unlimited/dp/B008H32DB6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1379338446&sr=8-5&keywords=Castrol+greentec

This stuff looks, feels and smells exactly the same as the market leader bike wash and is a fraction of the price.....  :038:

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Offline SHR61

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 03:18:04 PM
£9.70 a litre??? :005: What is the market leader?

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Offline veejay

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Re: Cleaning your Crosstourer
Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 04:25:23 PM
Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 04:30:07 PM by veejay