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New rims?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by murchy, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. had them on an old gsxr. biatch to keep clean. bike rims should be brake dust grey. It get engrained after a while and cleaning won't get it out.

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  2. I dunno man, Whitie's is in pretty amazing condition. I might drop him a PM =]
  3. by the looks of the rest of the bike in that pic, it seems it never got a proper clean.
  4. It did.

    Twice a year.

    Actually from memory that photo was taken after an accident. The dirty bits (except the wheel) usually lived under a fairing.
  5. I spoke to Whitie and he said that it is a bit of a hassle to clean them, a 2 step process whereby you clean them as per usual, then give them a final wiping down after you ride around a bit (Black water from the brakes sits inside the pads, and comes out as you ride off, requiring a wipe down).

    I guess if you're willing to put up with that then you'll be sweet.

    Personally, I'm pretty anal with cleaning my bike, and I was similarly anal with cleaning my car back when I drove - I feel as dirty riding as the vehicle looks.
  6. I have the same problem with the polished sections on my Zed's wheels. Need to wash them really well, usually requiring some WD/Kero on the rear to get the chain muck off. Dry them after the wash. Given them a wipe over again after the first time you take it out again (I do a quick test run after it's dry).

    It's annoying and adds a lot more time to cleaning, but the wheels look all the more awesome for it.

    I've also found that keeping a decent coat of normal duco wax helps keep them cleaner. Although, again, that takes time.

  7. Powder coating.