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Be sure the engine and exhaust are
cool before washing.
Avoid applying degreaser to seals,
brake pads, and tires.
Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents,
detergents, and household cleaning
products such as ammonia-based
window cleaners.
Gasoline, brake fluid, and coolant
will damage the finish of painted and
plastic surfaces: wash them off im-
mediately.
Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and
all other abrasive pads or brushes.
Use care when washing the wind-
shield, headlight lens, and other
plastic parts as they can easily be
scratched.
Avoid using pressure washers; wa-
ter can penetrate seals and electrical
components and damage your mo-
torcycle.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Avoid spraying water in delicate ar-
eas such as in air intake, fuel system,
brake component, electrical compo-
nents, muffler outlet, and fuel tank
openings.

Washing Your Motorcycle

Rinse your bike with cold water from
a garden hose to remove any loose
dirt.
Mix a mild neutral detergent (de-
signed for motorcycles or automo-
biles) and water in a bucket. Use
a soft cloth or sponge to wash your
motorcycle. If needed, use a mild de-
greaser to remove any oil or grease
build up.
After washing, rinse your motorcy-
cle thoroughly with clean water to re-
move any residue (residue from the
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