How do you clean debris off motorcycle tires?

How do you clean debris off motorcycle tires?

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discussion starter · #1 · may 12, 2011

i wasnt sure were to post this, but i used the search button and couldnt find anything. ill just explain what happened to get my idea across.

tonight i got home from school for summer(long awaited), and took my bike out(k6 600). i was riding down route 10 in east hanover, nj when i went past a construction zone. i didnt remember riding through oil or any unidentified substance on the road but when i went around a jug handle( right turn) my back tire started to spin and the bike went side ways. mind you i was barely on the gas as i always take it easy at night. luckily i saved it and then pulled into the next parking lot to check my rear tire. when i checked the rear tire there was like this grey clayish material on the right side of my tire. when i got home there was still evidence of this substance on my tire. i was wondering what you guys would used to clean your rear tire or would you just recommend simply washing my bike in hopes that soap and water remove it.(im gonna wash it in the mourning)

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soap and water, nothing harsh and ride carefully..

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x2 :thumbup:

probably concrete dust or something, just take it for a moderate ride on a decent road.

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armorall, leaves it nice and shiny too.

just kidding…….:infrandom

you dont armorall your tire treads? :shifty

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you dont armorall your tire treads? :shifty

just the seat and hand grips :thumbup:

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simple green and a pressure washer.

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just the seat and hand grips :thumbup:

ill have to try that, im sure that makes throttle control amazing!

in all reality though, this is my absolute favorite cleaner for everything. my hands can be covered in grease, grime, etc and soap wont take it off. 5 mins of having that stuff on my hands and they come clean. great stuff.

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its great for getting oily crap off tires. i always have a bottle of it with my vehicle cleaning supplies

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i do slaloms until there are clean. start off with tight ones then larger ones to clean the edges, i usually do this after i stop at a light that has no clean surface nowhere to stop at.:thumbup:

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discussion starter · #13 · may 12, 2011

think im gonnna go with the simple green and the wash

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i put a little lacquer thinner on a rag and wipe them off.

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i put a little lacquer thinner on a rag and wipe them off.

not a good idea bro, your breaking down the rubber with that. it’s highly corrosive and you are only riding on 2 wheels. (i have a lot of experience with expecially laquer as a onsite cabinet,stair and furniture sprayer. 19 years)

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for that caked on grime

how do you clean debris off motorcycle tires?

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i put a little lacquer thinner on a rag and wipe them off.

+1 i use laquer thinner for everything, as long as you dont drench it and let it sit, or do it everday your fine.

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just the seat and hand grips :thumbup:

i armor-alled my seat once. and then i did a swift take-off from a stop. slid my ass right to the back of the seat. 😆

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