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Dirt Bike Cleaning Mastery: Unlock the Secrets to a Pristine Ride

A Clean Dirt Bike is a Performing Dirt Bike

Your dirt bike thrives on rough terrains, but to keep it performing its best, regular cleaning is crucial, not just for looks but for maintenance and efficiency. Here’s your guide to keeping your machine pristine and ready to ride.

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1. Choose the Right Detergents

Steer clear of caustic or abrasive detergents that can harm your bike’s delicate finishes. Opt for mild detergents, like Dawn* dish soap, which effectively cleans without the damage. Mix with warm water for the best results.

2. Handle Mud Proactively

Before the bike even sees water, manually remove large mud clots. A rubber mallet can be helpful to gently knock off dried mud without causing any scratches.

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3. Pressure Washing: Do It Right

Use a pressure washer carefully. Avoid spraying directly at sensitive areas such as the head stem or wheel bearings. Opt for a 40-degree nozzle to cover broad sections safely without inflicting damage.

Pro Tip: Always secure your bike firmly on its stand while pressure washing to avoid mishaps.

4. Protect Internal Components

Cover the air-box and plug the muffler before you begin the wash. This prevents water from invading sensitive areas, potentially causing damage or corrosion. Use specific covers for better protection.

5. Focus on Crucial Areas

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Pay extra attention to the radiator and chain areas. Maintaining these areas clean not only prolongs their lifespan but also guarantees efficient functioning. Handle radiator fins with care to prevent bending.

When faced with heavily soiled bikes, choose a powerful solution like AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Degreaser. This product is designed to tackle stubborn petroleum-based grime at the molecular level, effectively releasing its grip on metal surfaces. Its potent solvents break down oil, tar, and dirt, while the dynamic citrus formula makes it easy to wipe away residues.

Post-cleaning, consider applying AMSOIL Mudslinger® Mud and Dirt Repellent. This protective formula creates a slick barrier that prevents mud, dirt, and snow from clinging to your bike, ATVs, or UTVs. It simplifies cleaning, reduces water pressure needed for future washes, and shields against UV rays, helping keep your exterior looking immaculate.

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Regular Maintenance Pays Off

By adhering to these guidelines, not only will your bike look great, it will also perform better on trails or tracks. Routine dirt bike cleaning after rides prevents buildup that can impair performance and lead to premature wear and tear.

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Remember, a clean bike is a happy bike. Happy riding!

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