Make Your Bike Shine
Your bike is more than just a mode of transportation, right? It’s a reflection of who you are. Maybe you’re a rider that chrome plates every piece of tin, and the brighter the paint, the better. Or maybe you’re into the matte subdued look and only believe bikes should be available in one color: Black. Either way, this is your bike, your American Iron!
Unfortunately, your bike’s cool factor is under constant attack by the pervasive threat that is grime. Much like quarantine beards, bikes need proper and consistent cleaning maintenance to truly, literally shine. The hard work doesn’t just stop at the initial purchase or even subsequent mechanical augmentations. So, don’t let dirt, dust, water spots, oil, pollen, and all other manner of residue hinder your two-wheeled self-expression.
Now that spring has arrived in earnest with phenomenal riding weather, and with summer on the horizon, riders must improve their cleaning and detailing game to really wow bystanders and fellow riders on the street. And while riding may not be on the agenda as much for many of us, that just means more free time to give our bikes a deep cleaning and waxy finish.
Here are a few suggestions for cleaning kits and brushes that will give your bike that detailed look it deserves. Let’s make sure this bike’s reflection of you is a clean one.
Meguiar’s Motorcycle Care Kit
Included in Meguiar’s kit is a no-slip leather cleaner/conditioner. Motorcycle leather and vinyl is left clean and protected with no slippery residue.
Model: Meguiar’s G55033 Motorcycle Care Kit
Item Weight: 1 pound
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 6.3 x 4.9 inches
Item Model Number: G55033
Manufacturer Part Number: G55033
The white brushes of the Drillbrush power scrubber have soft bristles that leave a scratch-free clean. A 2″ diameter brush allows one to get into those hard-to-reach places.
Item Weight: 1 pound
Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 5 inches
Wizards Motorcycle Quick Kit
Wizards’ kit allows for easy bug removal without harsh bug and tar remover chemicals or a scratchy bug sponge thanks to its bug residue remover. It can also be used as a spot cleaner, before a bike wash, or when auto detailing.
Item Weight: 5 pounds
Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 12 inches
Item Model Number: 72005
Brush Hero Mini Set
Being made of high-quality plastic, the Brush Hero can stand up to constant water exposure and will not rust or corrode.
It does not require batteries or electricity and can operate solely on water pressure once connected to a garden hose.
Brand: Brush Hero
Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 11.2 x 4.2 inches
Manufacturer Part Number: BH1310
S100 12000C Motorcycle Detailing Kit
The S100 Total Cycle Cleaner included in the 12000C kit is the first spray-on, rinse-off cleaner developed especially for motorcycles and can adequately clean without the use of a scrub. The Finish Restorer breathes new life to worn out and tarnished metals by providing an impressive shine.
Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 11.5 x 4.3 inches
Item Model Number: 12000C
Manufacturer Part Number: 12000C