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#999400 - 10/21/17 06:10 PM Cleaning the beast  
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Well I have finally got Wethead, and it sits alongside my trusty old Oilhead. I can't help but make comparisons.
Here's one of them. The Oilhead is SO easy to clean in comparison. The Old Oilhead balances so perfectly on the centrestand, so maintenance and washing of the wheels is peachy. The Wethead is SO front heavy
So the question? Washing techniques. Particularly the front wheel and cylinders with the maze of castings and deep finning?
How are you all doing it. General tips,and tricks for the whole of the bike are welcome.

#999402 - 10/21/17 06:46 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Although the Wethead does sit nose down on the centerstand, I find it easy enough to rotate the front wheel by just pulling up on the spokes at the very front. It does take a little more time than the rear but not by much.

#999404 - 10/21/17 07:54 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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I use BMW branded wheel cleaner - comes in a black, plastic bottle. Just a couple of squirts per section of wheel, a quick wipe, and its done. It really works well!


Rick Moen
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#999414 - 10/21/17 10:56 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Originally Posted by AndyS
Well I have finally got Wethead, and it sits alongside my trusty old Oilhead. I can't help but make comparisons.
Here's one of them. The Oilhead is SO easy to clean in comparison. The Old Oilhead balances so perfectly on the centrestand, so maintenance and washing of the wheels is peachy. The Wethead is SO front heavy
So the question? Washing techniques. Particularly the front wheel and cylinders with the maze of castings and deep finning?
How are you all doing it. General tips,and tricks for the whole of the bike are welcome.


Like LIRider said it's easy to turn the front wheel. I add weight to the rear of bike to get the front end off the ground, easy to change out. I find taking the wheels off is easier then my Oilhead was (02R1150RT) . Taking off the body panels is no comparison, you're going to love the Wethead, just watch those tabs...

Congratulation and enjoy! and welcome to the almost dark side : ).

Jay

#999426 - 10/22/17 03:19 AM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Same here with the front wheel and Simple Green to clean the wheels, brakes, windshield, and anything that needs bugs or road grime removed.


2014 BMW R1200RT
2006 Honda ST1300
2001 Ducati 996
1997 Honda CBR900RR
1991 Honda VFR750
1994 Honda CBR600F2
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#999436 - 10/22/17 12:12 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Congrats Andy!! thumbsup

Pat


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#999439 - 10/22/17 01:55 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Congratulations, Andy!

However, as people always said.....no pictures, and it didn't happen!!! smile


Pad. Gajajiva, Solon OH.

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#999539 - 10/24/17 09:26 AM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Two chopping blocks sitting on the rack get the front wheel off the ground for cleaning.

Ian

#999553 - 10/24/17 02:48 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Gotta get me some logs!

#999557 - 10/24/17 03:30 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Where did you get the chopping blocks??

I double-checked both the Touratech and Wunderlich catalogues and couldn't find them! LOL.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Tim

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