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#1001720 - 11/30/17 01:29 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: Rob L]  
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Originally Posted by Rob L
One thing that bothers me about using chemicals and waxes on motorcycle wheels.........The brake rotors also end up with these chemicals on them and the contamination will be transferred to the pads and may effect braking. If I clean my wheels with any chemical I usually wipe the rotors with Brake Clean aerosol before riding. Maybe its not necessary, but I do it anyway.


I never really worry about that too much but I DO try and keep as much off the rotors as I can.


Ed Apelianbike
'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1001819 - 12/02/17 08:52 PM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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You want to really have some fun getting the front wheel off the ground to spin the front wheel for any reason try an FJR some time. We're talking about a heavy front end as in REAL HEAVY! You'll come to appreciate your wethead for sure, no doubt.


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#1001914 - 12/04/17 09:35 AM Re: Cleaning the beast [Re: AndyS]  
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Well, I now have a small bottle jack dedicated to popping under the engine to elevate the front wheel a tad.

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