This weekend was forecast for Summer heat so I decided to do some Spring Cleaning
My Vstrom is filthy. Look at the chain and sprockets with crusted on grease and dirt from the chain lube. There is still dirt on there from our Hell's Canyon trip last Summer
I brought out my container of Kerosene and some shop rags and started the dirty job of cleaning up the sprockets and swing arm. It's not a spotless job but it now looks presentable. I still have to clean the chain and relube it.
Soap would not remove all this grease but I have a container of hand creme somewhere
I also used kerosene on the wheels to clean them up
Then I got out the soap and water to finish the job
I also cleaned up the instrument cluster and windshield
and spent some more time on the rear wheel trying to get the wheel clean
With my Vstrom about 90% done, it was time to start work on my BMW R1200R. Being a shaft drive the rear components were not as filthy
It merely just needed a quick wash and soon enough it was gleaming in the warm Sunshine
I wanted to make sure that the rear wheel and shaft drive housing were clean
A couple of hours later, with both bikes more or less clean and ready for the road
I went for a virtual ride . . .