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Postby bws2 » 10:05 pm Jun 13 2016

What do you guys use to clean your KDX's?

I'm mainly wondering about products to clean the engine, but
am also curious what you all use on the rest of the bike.

I think I remember reading that products like Simple Green can be bad for aluminum.
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Re: cleaning products

Postby Julien D » 10:50 pm Jun 13 2016

Simple Green is fine, and Purple Power works good, too. LA's Totally Awesome is my go to. A buck at the dollar store, and works just as well if not better. I use that junk on everything from my bike to my stainless steel range.
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Re: cleaning products

Postby SS109 » 01:24 am Jun 14 2016

Julien D wrote:LA's Totally Awesome is my go to. A buck at the dollar store, and works just as well if not better. I use that junk on everything from my bike to my stainless steel range.

Same here. I love the stuff. It's great for degreasing engines and parts. It eats up 2T residue better than anything else I've tried. Even gotten 2T stains out of a cotton t-shirt using it. Just be careful with it around graphics and anything plastic.
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Re: cleaning products

Postby Sullyfam » 07:09 pm Jun 14 2016

Never heard of LA's, but now I know what to try next! Thanks for the question and the answers!


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Re: cleaning products

Postby Tyl3r » 11:39 am Jun 15 2016

I use simple green or purple power on the whole bike (whichever is on sale at the time I buy it). I use the Maxima chain cleaner and a chain brush to clean the chain. Never heard of LA's either, but I may need to give it a try!

A friend of mine was mixing and selling this "degreaser soap" for oil field use for the past couple of years. I was able to get a few gallons of that from him and that was a miracle soap. Spray on, let sit for 5 mins, and hose off. It was like you scrubbed the whole thing by hand. Just that alone on truck tires, would make it look like they were sprayed with tire wet. I used that stuff to clean absolutely everything, coolers, camping stuff, my truck, the bikes, the garage floor, greasy work clothes, you name it. It was just a great product. But due to several factors, that business went under and I can no longer get the soap. :snooty:
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