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How do you look after a fully faired bike?


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I'm interested. The Honda has a half fairing but my new bike has a full fairing. How do you look after a bike where you can't see most of the engine?

How do you wash it? Just do the bits you can see? Stick the hosepipe in?

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I used to strip my GSXR at least once a year not only to clean it but to have a good look at what's been going on under the plastics . I just don't do dirt on bikes inside or out . I never used a hosepipe though . Mostly I used cheap foaming Wheel Cleaner and an equally cheap spray called Black Pack available from discount stores . Oh and hours of Elbow Grease .

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Deep wash meaning remove the fairing?

 

Exactly what fasbob wrote

 

And illustrated .

Beautifully. But not what I wanted to hear. Guess I chose the wrong type of bike or I need to get confident with the spanners

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Exactly what fasbob wrote

 

And illustrated .

Beautifully. But not what I wanted to hear. Guess I chose the wrong type of bike or I need to get confident with the spanners

 

Spanners ? You're only removing the fairing . There's no need to take the tank off unless you're checking valve clearances or balancing the carbs . It's probably worth mentioning that stripping and reassembling my bike used to give me great pleasure especially being able to gaze upon that great lump of an engine . Eventually though, the novelty can wear off which is one of the reasons I bought a Harley . Apart from an area ontop of the crankcase underneath the starter motor , there is no part of my current bike that cannot be reached with a cloth . ( Or toothbrush ) 😁

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I completely agree that as far as appearances are concerned there's no point in cleaning beneath the plastics if you not so inclined . But cleaning is a great way to notice anything that is amiss such as fluid leaks or loose bolts or to just gain a greater understanding of how your bike works .

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I completely agree that as far as appearances are concerned there's no point in cleaning beneath the plastics if you not so inclined . But cleaning is a great way to notice anything that is amiss such as fluid leaks or loose bolts or to just gain a greater understanding of how your bike works .

 

As well perfect excuse for all households jobs :angel12:

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I completely agree that as far as appearances are concerned there's no point in cleaning beneath the plastics if you not so inclined . But cleaning is a great way to notice anything that is amiss such as fluid leaks or loose bolts or to just gain a greater understanding of how your bike works .

 

As well perfect excuse for all households jobs :angel12:

 

Don't you mean a perfect excuse NOT to do household jobs ? 😉

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I completely agree that as far as appearances are concerned there's no point in cleaning beneath the plastics if you not so inclined . But cleaning is a great way to notice anything that is amiss such as fluid leaks or loose bolts or to just gain a greater understanding of how your bike works .

 

As well perfect excuse for all households jobs :angel12:

 

Don't you mean a perfect excuse NOT to do household jobs ? 😉

 

Yes I meant exactly that, maybe not perfect but work always :stupid:

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