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My rear wheel is nasty, I have been following so advice to lube chain (I use spray chain lube) at each fuelling.

I have an 08 with Clear coated wheels, as you will know the outer edge of each side is smooth, but the inner 1/3 including spokes and hub has a textured finish which the dirt just loves to cling to.

I spray rear wheel down regularly, but the grim is hard work to remove.

B1tch over! How do y'all keep your rear wheel clean?

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How do y'all keep your rear wheel clean?
Rarely.

If the bike is a little dirty, then I never shy away from taking that mini adventure down a dirt road I've never seen before. So I don't sweat the details too often.

Having said that, if it's clean up time: S100 spray on and hose off. Or, for more detailed cleaning, scrubbing with a bit of WD40 works well.

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Only need to lube you chain about every 500 miles...But i use this ..!BcKEoKQ!2k~$(KGrHqYH-CgEqu!U6SwdBKzQDZyeHQ~~_35 by weljo2001, on Flickr and a rag to clean my wheels

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I use WD40 on paper towel...

De-greases tar and grime easy, Cleans quickly, Lubricates if left on bike, and Shines in one hit!

I don't want to introduce any other decreasing agent that could wash away all my chain oil

Using Pro-Oiler electronic automatic Chain Oiling system
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WD-40 and spray wash and wax keeps mine nice and clean

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For the rear wheel I'm with the WD40 crowd. Spraying it on a soft cloth works better than a paper towel.
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For the rear wheel I'm with the WD40 crowd. Spraying it on a soft cloth works better than a paper towel.
I do the same as blipco, but not TOO often...!


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MR SHEEN furniture polish, cleans a polishes in one go.

good for the whole bike, as per can instructions
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Used to use "Honda Shine" but dealer is not close to me...Now I use Cycle Gear Original Bike Spirits Polish. Or, just my typical car wash soap and a dedicated wash mit.

The Bike Spirits works great on helmet shields too...micro fiber cloth to prevent scratches.
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Soap. Water. Elbow Grease. Repeat.

There is no easy way. Unless you have someone else wash your bike for you.
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