Thanks, I did try Simple Green last time I washed the bike, but only with a sponge. It didn't seem to work that well, I dig out the scrub brush on the next wash.Hot water in a bucket with a little simple green or liquid dish detergent, and a scrub brush.
Stay away from any foam cleaners that make the side walls shiny. They also make the tires slippery.
In my opinion, 303 Protectant, used as a marine protectant, is a better choice for dressing rubber and vinyl (i.e., the OEM seat). It is not as greasy as AmorAll and does not make the seat as slippery (ArmorAll is like grease!). 303 Protectant also last a lot longer longer, UV blocker and does not wash off as easily. Also, 303 Protectant claims not to cause cracking and delamination as users of ArmorAll have claimed (but not yet scientifically proven).After a good cleaning I use the armorall protectent wipes just on the sidewalls and make sure not to get it on the tread.
Point taken. But I doubt they will crack to the point of replacement before I use them up since this is my daily ride. I'll average around 10k-15k miles a years.Never thought of the 303 protectent Cglennon. I'll have to try it.
Dawgsfan I know what you mean but if just applying it to the sidwalls with a rag and not to the tread there is no danger, plus it protects from weather cracking before the tire is used up.
I agree.I think if a person is careful with the rubber protectant wipe, and only touches the sidewall that can never touch the road, you are perfectly safe in doing so. The problem with giving any such advice online is that too often the posts are not carefully read, only skimmed over quickly, and directions and cautions are not followed.
Getting any Armorall out another inch or two on the circumference of the tire`s sidewall, onto the chicken strips, will lead to a nasty fall down when you are leaned over in the twisties. Use it if you must, but be careful where it goes.