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Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:24 am
by wa1nca
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Tommy

Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:23 pm
by Bikesmith01
I found that brass brushes in a Dremel worked really well. I used a tiny bit of Simichrome on a few of the more resistant spots, but mostly the brushes (in various shapes) did the job themselves. It's still a slow process, but easy.
-Jon

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Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:55 am
by srankin
I like the idea of the Dremel tool with a brass brush. Sadly, I have never invested in one, may be time to break open the wallet.

I found a combination of degreaser, scrubbing, and Aluminum cleaner worked well enough.

Boy what a mess I made with the soda blasting idea, LOL, I won't ever do that again unless I am tearing down to bare parts. St.

Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:07 pm
by Jeremy
Shout fabric cleaner is a great cleaner. Lifts dirt grease and grime and does not hurt aluminum or paint. Plus is your bike smells fresh.

Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:52 am
by Dover Rider
Although its a late response I found that aluminum mag wheel cleaner with scotchbrite pads will get most of the old grime off. You will need to let it sit for a bit to work and if it starts to dry just spray with water before a good scrub. Stiff bristle nylon brushes for the tight spots. I did this with my r90/6 and it came out good without looking too new like a vapor blast. I used a citrus engine degreaser before the wheel cleaner. This will also work with aluminum wheels and hubs...

Re: Cleaning the engine, transmission and final drive

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:05 pm
by srankin
Never too late for a good tip, thanks for sharing all. St.