Plastic parts may deteriorate and
break if they come in contact with
chemical substances or house-
hold cleaning products such as
gasoline, brake fluid, window
cleaners, thread-locking agents,
or other harsh chemicals. If a
plastic part comes in contact with
any harsh chemical substance,
wash it off immediately with
water and a mild neutral deter-
gent, and then inspect for dam-
age. Avoid using abrasive pads
or brushes to clean plastic parts,
as they will damage the part's fin-
Chrome and Aluminum
Chrome and uncoated aluminum
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu-
minum should be washed with a mild
neutral detergent and finished with a
spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both
painted and unpainted can be cleaned
with special non-acid based wheel
Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber
If your motorcycle has leather acces-
sories, special care must be taken.
Use a leather cleaner/treatment to
clean and care for leather accessories.
Washing leather parts with detergent
and water will damage them, shorten-
ing their life.
Vinyl parts should be washed with
the rest of the motorcycle, then treated
with a vinyl treatment.
The sidewalls of tires and other rub-
ber components should be treated with
a rubber protectant to help prolong
their useful life.