Secrets To Keeping Your Dirt Bike Looking New!


alright I get this question all the time
how do I keep my bike so clean and I’m sure a lot of you probably wonder do I
actually even ride my bikes I definitely do so before we get to cleaning let’s
take a look how I got the 125 so filthy all right the very first thing I’ll do
is spray down the dirtier parts of the bike with this maxima bio wash that will
help loosen up the dirt when it comes time to pressure wash it so while I’ve
got that bio are soaking in and working its magic I’m gonna pull off the seat
and air filter I would definitely recommend pulling off your air filter if
you’re gonna be pressure washing your bike or even just hosing it down leaving
it on is just asking for water to enter your intake so this is what I use to
seal up the intake just an air box wash cover bolts on just like an air filter
would and of course can’t forget the Buffalo and now it’s on to the pressure washer
always be using this chief little ray OB electric pressure washer it’s a pretty
light duty one only 1600 psi so it’s not really going to tear up the bike and by
the way I’ll put the links to where you can buy everything used throughout the
video down in the description that includes a pressure washer wash cap all
the chemicals and anything else you see so I’ll do the first stage of washing
with a bike laying on its side if you think about it when you’re riding all
the dirt is coming up from the bottom side so it only makes sense to lean the
bike over that we have a good angle and knock on all that mud off I’ve always laid the bike over with the
lower triple clamp resting on a stand you can do a triple clamp or end of
handlebar doesn’t really matter I’ve always just used a triple clamp so that
way it doesn’t put stress on the bar mounts and of course if you have a
carbureted bike make sure you turn that fuel valve off so as you can see when
you lean the bike over you have so much more access to all this mud on the
bottom side of the bike that really is the key to getting your bike as clean as
possible so honestly it really isn’t too complicated I’ll start at the dirtiest
parts of the bike which includes the inside of the fenders the skid plate and
the linkage area is usually pretty nasty as well and the areas you want to be
careful around when you’re pressure washing are the radiators any type of
bearing such as swing arm pivot bearings linkage bearings wheel bearings and of
course the steering head bearings as well and by being careful I mean not
getting too close to those bearings or seals a good distance to stay away is
about 12 to 16 inches depending on your pressure washer all right I’m gonna shut
up and get to cleaning already how’s I’m washing the bike I’ll keep an
eye out for missing bolts and worn out parts like sprockets bearings that kind
of thing and then a couple times a year I’ll pull all the plastics and the skid
plate off the bike and just do a thorough wash all right this side of the
bike is done I’m gonna flip it over to the other side I’ve pretty much got the bike as cleaned
as I can get it at this point and any areas where the dirt is sticking and not
really wanting to come off I’ll spray it down with bio wash one area that always
needs the deep cleaning is the air box so I’ll hose it down super good with a
bio wash and that’ll break down all the filter oil and dirt after really muddy
writing days what I’ll do is I’ll pull up the shock bumper and clean underneath
it and then slide down the fork dust sealed as well if you get dirt trapped
inside the seals it’ll scratch the tubes and eventually wear out the oil seal
seal all right I gave the bike another pressure wash after that second coat of
bio wash it’s looking really good now I’m going to spray down the chain with
this Maxima clean up with the cleanup I’ll be spraying it on both the inside
and outside the chain for the inside and I’ll spray it in down here at the chain
guide while that chain cleaner is soaking in I’m gonna clean up all these
nasty boot markings on the frame and engine covers so first I’m gonna spray
it down with the Maxima bio wash and then get scrubbing with the scotch brite
pad if you have white plastics and you want
to get rid of the black markings left from boots you can use the bio wash in
the scotch-brite here too but of course it’s going to leave the plastics with a
really flat finish all right back to the chain so believe
it or not it is safe to pressure wash the chain that’s the only method of ever
use for cleaning a chain and I haven’t had one single issue with it for this
particular chain it is a DI DX ring and I’ve had it on this bike and my previous
bike as well probably well over a hundred hours on it and it’s been
holding up incredible and all I’ve ever done for cleaning is spray it down with
the Maxima clean up and pressure wash it so don’t believe the naysayers if you’re
careful with pressure washing a chain you should have no issues at all so I’d
recommend staying about ten to twelve inches away from the chain just to be
careful and then immediately after
pressure-washing i’ll spray down the inside the chain
with maxima and ppl this will prevent the chain from rusting and then after a
few minutes I’ll spray down the chain with Maxima chain guard now at this
point the bike is all cleaned and lubed up just gonna wipe down the plastics and
frame so they don’t water spot so the dry until I use is called a cobra
guzzler I’m pretty sure I’ll link it down in the description works really
well now if you have a raw pipe like I do on
this bike you’ll have to coat it with something after each wash to prevent it
from rusting so what I use is the Maxima NPPL all the spray it on and then wipe
it around with a rag so I’ve got the bike looking pretty
prime at this point and I want you guys to be able to do the same thing with
your own bikes too so I’m gonna give away one of these scotch-brite pads to
have a shot at it all you have to do is comment down below
in the comments Prime and I’m gonna go through and pick one your comments at
random and send the scotch-brite pad over to you these are available over on
prime em XCOM by the way one thing I didn’t mention before but it’s pretty
obvious you want to wash your bike as soon as you’re done riding it possible
or at least even just hose it off this time around I waited four days to wash
my bike and the dirt didn’t really come off too easy so it usually takes me
about 30 to 45 minutes to do the complete bike wash now to clean up the
seat I’ll spray it down with Maxima bio wash scrub it around with a brush and if
there’s any black markings that won’t come out I’ll use the scotch brite pad
on it now it is time for a fresh air filter
the brand I prefer is pro filter and on top of that I’ll be using a filter skin
this just goes right on top of the filter and adds a second layer of
protection so I’ll be making a separate video on cleaning and reeling a filter
later on so I’m going to carefully pop this wash cap off and wipe down the rim
make sure there’s no remaining dirt left on the air box I’ll put the finishing touches on the
bike with some sc1 you guys have not tried this product yet
you are missing out stuff is absolutely magic so I’ll spray it on the bike with
the seat off not a good idea to get it on the seat that’s for sure what I really like about the sc1 is that
leaves a glossy finish without being greasy or slimy at all and it works
super good underneath the fenders for keeping all that mud off and when it
comes time to wash it again that mud just falls right on to be completely honest with you guys
I’ve been using Maxima products for five plus years now and with or without their
support that’s all I’d ever use best stuff in the game I’d definitely
recommend them so the very last thing I’ll do is start up the bike to burn off
any water that may be on the exhaust or electronics and of course I just want to
hear this thing sing for a bit really hope you guys picked up a thing
or two from the video if you have any questions whatsoever don’t hesitate to
leave them down below in the comment section and don’t forget to enter that
giveaway as well alright thank you so much for watching I’ll see you in the
next video you

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