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What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:23 am

I prefer "Simple Green".....for the motor - transmission - wheels - forks - tires and chain cover area......i buy it at Sam's Club for about $9.00 a gallon....i have diluted it 50/50 with water and it still works great........"With a COOL MOTOR".... i spray down the engine/tranny areas...... Then i allow a few minutes for it work and then i wash it off with a hose....i mix up some "Turtle Car" wash soap in a small plastic bowl and i use a small sponge to wash off the windshield , the fenders and gas tanks and the rims and front forks..... then i rinse that off and then i use my "Leaf Blower"... to blow the water off......Starting at the top of the windshield then gas tanks and then the fenders and motor area.....after that use some "Protect All" to remove water marks and polish the bikes chrome and painted surfaces , that "Protect All" is a great product and it's good for the Vinyl seat...and Leather also.
I'd love to hear what your using ?






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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by john HD » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:43 am

gunk, then the hose.

the shiney and painted parts gets whatever car washing soap i have laying around.

i wax it once a year usually in the fall.

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:09 am

I always prefer to let my wife wash the panhead. I have no idea what kind of soap she uses but it always looks good when she's done, and she always looks good while she's doing it!

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by Cotten » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:46 pm

I use a broom.

Other people's bikes get "detailed",...
at $60/hr!

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by Kuda » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:16 pm

Honestly? Wind. And frequently rain. Hasn't been washed in over two years, but mines' all powder coat, no paint...

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by Guest » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:18 am

I rarely really "wash" my panhead. I ride it every day. Most days when I get home I grab a clean rag and take 2 minutes just to wipe it down. Once a week or so I'll grab a spray bottle with plain water and hit it with that as I wipe it down. Stays pretty clean. Gets grundgy in the hard to reach places (between the transmission and motor, top of transmission, etc.) but I don't worry about that too much.

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by joe » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:47 am

I don't do a lot of washing either. But when I do I hit the greasy stuff with Dawn dishwashing soap. It cuts grease like crazy! I also hook the hose up to really warm water, it helps cut the grease.

I also found that orange cleaner (don't remember the brand name) from Lowes works great on gas stains.

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by 108 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:34 am

I never "wash" mine either. I run a duster over it and wipe the chrome with glass cleaner every time I get back so it never gets realy filthy. Those "Swiffer" cloths are great for rims, tires and tight areas. People ask me how I keep it so clean , and honestly, I tell them it helps alot if you dont get it dirty! A little effort to avoid dirty conditions goes a long way to help keep it clean. I admit I'm a "fair weather" rider which helps a lot and my "48 has no leaks so I rarely deal with greasy spots but I do average about 100 miles a week in the summer .

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Re: What do you use to wash your Panhead ?

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Post by junker » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:49 am

When I get caught in a heavy rain shower.the dirt seems to keep the gravel off my road from scratching it as much.

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Re: My Clean Machine

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:48 am

Shes all Clean and Ready To Go.

No wonder why folks think its a new Harley LOL !
They are amazed when i tell them her age.



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