Some detailing products even protect the bike’s paint job.
According to the online motorcycle magazine, Motorcycle Cruiser, Motorcycle owners show pride in the appearance of their bikes by giving them regular clean-ups and care. However, detailing a motorcycle requires a little more than a desire for squeaky-clean wheels; the right tools can get the job done with less effort and time on your part.
Towels and rugs are useful for cleaning the surface of a motorcycle. Hard-to-reach nooks and crannies can benefit from towels made of very fine and absorbent materials. A microfiber fabric towel has dust-trapping abilities that aid cleaning. It is made from polyester and nylon that traps oily and fatty substances. Therefore, using microfiber towels on motorcycles is an efficient way of handling grease. The towels are usually sold in packs with prices ranging from $10 to $30, as of September 2010.
A motorcycle dryer is a tool that blows compressed air onto the surface of the bike, speeding up the dying process. It can also be used after a paint job or touchup. High quality motorcycle dryers come with features such as heavy-duty dual fans, high horsepower, temperature levelers and neoprene blower nozzles. These dryers are priced anywhere from $50 to $500, as of September 2010.
Many companies now make wax specifically for motorcycles. Waxing can make the bike’s paint job look sharper and cleaner. Motorcycle wax is usually sold in tubs or bottles by the liter and priced between $10 and $50, as of September 2010.
Wheel Cleaning Essentials
Keeping the wheels shiny is also part of a good detail. Stock up on cotton swabs and purchase a toothbrush and a wooden scrub brush to clean off dirt and grime found between the wheels. Since these areas are hard-to-reach places, a brush with a good handle and bristles comes in handy. SpotMotorcyles.com suggests storing all your tools together in a bucket to keep everything organized. These small items can often be acquired for less than $10, as of September 2010.