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How do you clean your wheels?

So the title pretty much sums it up. I just wanted to get some other opinions, and maybe find an easier way than I am currently doing it. Feel free to add in techniques, cleaners, and any kind of brush or rag you might use.
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Next Dimension Spray Cleaner & Polish
http://www.spoiledbiker.com/hondaspray.html
One of many sites the sell it or most bike shops stock it.
It used to be sold as Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish. This is made by the same company and it is the best stuff I have ever used. Cleans caked on grease, bugs, even road tar! It is save for plastic and everything on the bike. My bike gets a real wash only (maybe) once a month, the rest of the time it gets cleaned with this.
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Obviously a huge help if you can get one or both off the ground with a prop

or paddock stand.

WD40 will get the crap of the rear rim if its really cruddy.

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One go with soap and water to get the dirt off, another pass with WD-40 to get the tar off.

It's a pain without a center-stand, I'm going to have to score one of those harbor freight pit stands eventually.
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+1 on WD40 and a paper towel.

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For more than forty years I have used good old kerosene in a spray bottle. Spray on and brush around with a two inch paint brush. Hose off and then a normal wash of the bike with what ever bucket of suds you prefer.
It cleans chains, oil off the motor and chain overspray off the rear plastics. Has never harmed any paint or plastic parts in all the years I've used it.
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I use Motul chain cleaner. Spray it on and hose it off. Cuts through chain wax and crud real good.
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Great pic. Too bad its not a blue one though and you could splash water higher!
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armor all works great on the rims.!! discovered this while doing the tires!!

if it were easy....everyone would do it!
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I use Armorall wheel cleaner and a brush quick clean up.
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I use Dirt Squirt sold at most Kawasaki shops......works great.
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Try using Shout stain remover. Works great! Doesn't cost a lot, you can find it at the grocery store. Personally I'd keep the armorall off the tires.
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Hi White26golf,

Turtle wax wheel cleaner. Spray on, let it soak, scrub and wash off.
As good as new.

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This is what I have been using on my wheels and chain and the outside of the engine and transmission case.

http://www.liqui-moly.de/liquimoly/p...id/e_3318.html

this and a scrub pad on my wheels and chain work pretty good. This stuff takes grease off like water hitting mud on concrete! Just thought maybe someone knew of some magic that I didn't. thanks for the replies guys.
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I use Goof-Off and a rag.

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I jack it up under the right footpeg with a floorjack and use a brillo pad, looks just like new and You can spin it..
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Scrubbing Bubbles, a rag, and a hose.

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