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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Aluminum Care

Am i correct that vulcan wheels, engine, and other aluminum parts have a clear coat on them? How do you guys take care of your aluminum in terms of cleaning and maintaining. I'm just wondering if I should treat it like regular painted surfaces or if I need to do something else. Any advice is appreciated.
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Am i correct that vulcan wheels, engine, and other aluminum parts have a clear coat on them? How do you guys take care of your aluminum in terms of cleaning and maintaining. I'm just wondering if I should treat it like regular painted surfaces or if I need to do something else. Any advice is appreciated.
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The engine is painted and the wheels are clear coated, you can clean and maintain them just like any painted finish. For the wheels you can also use clear coated aluminum wheel cleaner. I find diluted Simple Green works great for the whole bike.


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Thanks Lance,
I didn't realize the engine was painted- it's aluminum underneath right? I'm going to give my bike a thorough spring cleaning in the next month or so and wanted to be sure I'm doing everything right.
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hmmmm maybe if it warms up enough ill come and join ya!!! mine could use a good cleaning also since i had to ride it in the muck that you find all over the pennsylvania streets in the winter...
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I didn't realize the engine was painted- it's aluminum underneath right? I'm going to give my bike a thorough spring cleaning in the next month or so and wanted to be sure I'm doing everything right.
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Yup! Aluminum Alloy under the paint. Liquid dish soap to wash with, after washing the scoot a leaf blower works great to dry it off


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DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
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PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
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LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
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NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
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Yup! Aluminum Alloy under the paint. Liquid dish soap to wash with, after washing the scoot a leaf blower works great to dry it off
X2 on the leaf blower, then also take a ride to heat things up and get rid of even more rusting moisture in those cracks and crevices...
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