I know I've tried several differant cleaners like "mean green" & various car soaps, but nothing really seams to get my wheels (Rims) clean. What do you use. I've even tried brake cleaner.:doh:Nothing.
I am with you on no pressure wash for bikes.I just use a bit of Dawn detergent and some old T shirts.
I normaly put the bike on the centerstand and block it so I can turn the wheel while I clean. An old shallow pan goes under the wheel, I just sit on the ground and wash the whole thing, tires and all.
If you do this often enough you don't need to use strong or harsh chemicals.
I'd never allow a pressure washer near my bike.....
Every time I've pressure washed a motorcycle I've had issues with water getting in the electricals where I didn't want it. I've know a local guy who claimed to screw up his wheel bearings with a pressure washer.No you get real!!! lol, The reason that I do not use pressure wash is that I do not want water in my electrical connections and in my bearing and in my engine. I guess if one is careful to avoid the critical areas you will be okay. I hate to hassel with elecrical problems.