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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning spoke wheels

My wife's VStar 1100 really needs the wheels cleaned. I just saw a video of this guy spraying a product on the wheels, waited 3 minutes, and rinsed off. The result was amazing! It's literally spray on/hose off.

I'm a little reluctant to post a link to the product because I don't want to be thought of as marketing for them. I didn't even know this product existed until 10 minutes ago. LOL

Anyway, I'll post link if there's interest but I also want to hear what everyone here uses.

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I would love a link to it. I frigging HATE cleaning the rear wheel. The front is not a big deal.

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Here you go. I really want to try this! https://youtu.be/WEogMGfwunY

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Tried cleaning the wheels tonight, just a little spot.

Pic 1 is "before"
Pic 2 is after the rinse
Pic 3 is after water dried

I circled an area on pic 3 to show where I rubbed the dirt off with my finger. It was easier to get the dirt off after using the product but the spokes were solid dirty.








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I don't think it did all that good. On line from 13.-16. bucks. You may have 10$ to the wheel and it looks about the same.
What I use is what ever carwash soap without wax(mothers) and a brush. But my wheels have never look like your.
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I don't think it did all that good. On line from 13.-16. bucks. You may have 10$ to the wheel and it looks about the same.
What I use is what ever carwash soap without wax(mothers) and a brush. But my wheels have never look like your.
Oh dang I forgot to mention that I used Meguiars last night, not the Car Care Newspoke. You're right, I could have gotten better results with a car wash soap and brush.
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I like Meguiars, rubbing compound, spray on polishing, and this and that but they all take a brush, a rage, and elbow work.
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spoke cleaning

anyone know where you can get it in canada pay just as much in shipping as you do for product
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anyone know where you can get it in canada pay just as much in shipping as you do for product
Maybe the singles hot line?

Save your money as any good soap & hot water with a brush will do it better.
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Keep in mind that Yamaha spokes are not stainless they are cadmium coated and it's very easy to scrub off the coating. Just be careful when using a brush or anything abrasive. Once the coating is off they turn even uglier.
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