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spray lube?

"Wash & detail your bike, lube & grease everything. Perform a nut & bolt check, tighten everything to specs."

After reading the Versus about winter storage I had a question on how to keep it from rusting. So here is my dumb question...what is spray lube? Is that like WD-40, or is there something else I should use? Thanks
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PB Blaster works better that WD-40 for freeing up rust, A good cote of wax will work on the paint.
Where are you planing on spraying to prevent?

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10) Protect the bike's exposed metal
ESTIMATED TIME: 10-30 minutes
Do not apply chemicals or lubricants to brake pads, brake rotors, or tires. This section is about protecting the frame, the rims, the chain, etc. Don't mess with the brakes. If you get chemicals on them, clean them thoroughly with brake cleaner. (Available at any auto parts place.)
To protect metal parts, spray the exposed metal parts of the bike (particularly the underside) with a rust inhibitor like WD40, cosmoline, or Maxima's Chain Wax shoul. (Believe it or not, Chain Wax works very well for this purpose!) These chemicals will prevent rust and corrosion from making any progress while the bike is in storage. You will want to do a good job of removing them come spring.
PJ1 makes a rubber-protecting chemical that seems to keep rubber from dry rotting. Although you shouldn't spray any chemical on your tires, other rubber parts of your bike might benefit from some of this stuff.
Rusty spots (except on the brake rotors) should probably be attended to over the winter. See the section on stuff to do over the winter, below.
If you get any ChainWax/WD40/cosmoline/whatever on the bike's pretty parts, do a little touch-up washing to prevent these chemicals from staining the bike's finish over the winter. Diluted "Simple Green" (an organic degreaser) followed by either Honda Pro Oils "Spray Cleaner & Polish" or Meguire's "Quick Detailer" should work well.

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thats the exact info I was looking for Dianna. Thank you. Will just washing the bike in the spring be enough to get that off of there?
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It should.. Most car wash or dish detergents have a grease (or oil in this case) cutting agent. I'd wipe them down first to get any excess off. Whatever is left won't hurt cause It's been preventing rust all this time. The only thing the excess will do when you ride is tend to attract more grime. But again, an easy wipe off. When you wash your bike coming out of winter storage is also a real good time to check it out good. Re-pack electrical connections with di-electric grease, check nuts and bolts to make sure they are tightened to specs.
Then enjoy the fine Spring weather.. and ride!

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