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    Was reading the HOG magazine this morning and thought of posting something basic to a lot of members here but maybe not to others.

    After washing your bike, it is recommended to ride the bike a few miles to warm up the tires and dry water from nooks and crannies. Any water left in the wheel spokes of tire rim edges can settle between the inner tube lining and the inside of the rim, causing rust and possibly a slow leak.

    Riding forces water out via centrifugal force and also heats up the tires, eliminating this problem.

    Taken from the HOG Magazine - Spring 2010
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    Good advice.

    Another tip: If you have chrome allen bolts, they're known to collect water, and a mild suface rust starts, down inside.

    How to treat:

    1.) Take a Q-tip, and some vinegar, and wipe the allen bolt out with the Q-tip dipped in vinegar. Vinegar is a mild acid, and will clean all the rust out.

    2.) Take clear spray paint, or clear nail polish, dip in fresh Q-tip, and paint the inside of the allen to prevent future rust. Two coats of paint work well.
    Last edited by Dave63; 05-26-2010, 10:52 AM.
    **Note: The technical info I provide is suggestive. I am not a perfeshunel.

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    • #3
      lots a time if I think its rust prone I'll jus spray it with a corrosion inhibitor or protectant S100 has that on the market now. wipe off any over spray
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      • #4
        Great tips, thanks!!
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        • #5
          ive heard that boss, but the vinegar thing is a neew one, i'll give it a try....i still aint had a chance to wash the gLIDE since we got back...i got the licence place bracket at my bud machine shop getting tig welded (stainless)
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          • #6
            I blow dry mine, 200mph leaf blower, an roll it out in the sun, then I towel dry with a microfiber towel, an let the sun clear the cracks,,BTW that Microfiber is great.
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            • #7
              I do need to get some more micro fiber stuff.....
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              • #8
                Well here's the wheel to my old Road King Classic:
                I still would think centrifugal force would put the water to the outer most part of the tire, trapped inside the wheel but that's why I work in television and not NASA
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by elPrez View Post
                  Well here's the wheel to my old Road King Classic:
                  I still would think centrifugal force would put the water to the outer most part of the tire, trapped inside the wheel but that's why I work in television and not NASA
                  Gotta agree with that Prez... and I am an aircraft engineer....(Does that count)!!
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                  • #10
                    I thought Rabbi's and waitresses work for tips..........
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                    • #11
                      I live in the Pacific Northwest, so my bike is wet more than its dry! Tips, Smips! Ride it 'till it rusts and get another one!
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                      • #12
                        All good tip's!!!

                        What I do after cleaning is spray the chrome junk with a lube spray like WD 40 or sillycone, I rarely ever wash my bikes with water unless really bad dirty!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crocodile56 View Post
                          What I do after cleaning is spray the chrome junk with a lube spray like WD 40 or sillycone, I rarely ever wash my bikes with water unless really bad dirty!

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                          I forgot about the WD 40. After riding the boat and giving it a wash down, I would spray the lower units all over with WD 40...Talk about SEA water and rust! I never had an issue with rust.
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                          • #14
                            Read same article. Did not make since. Blow dry then wipe with the fiber stuff. No rust or tarnished pieces o rrust in the allen holes, yet. Have chrome wheels on my sporty, no problems except for the ones I caused.
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                            • #15
                              I usually wash mine at work then drive it home. A very good tip indeed.

                              wow prez that looks bad! Did that happen while riding?
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