How To Wash Your Motorcycle

You have just purchased your brand-new motorcycle and after your first ride on your favourite route, it’s covered in flecks of mud. So, how do you clean it and get it looking like new again? After all, you want to make sure that it keeps its gloss and shine.

Cleaning your motorcycle is more than just getting it gleaming again, regular maintenance can prevent it from getting damaged over time. Thanks to our WD-40® Specialist® Motorbike Total Wash, an all-purpose cleaner, you can rapidly cut through grime, road dirt and traffic film, as well as thoroughly cleaning chrome components, rubber parts and the bodywork. Safe to use on plastic, paintwork, disk pads, aluminium, chrome, carbon fibre and rubber, the fast-acting formula is fully bio-degradable and consists of a solvent-free blend of detergents. Find out how to clean your motorcycle in our guide below.


What you will need:


The process:


Step 1: Make sure that your bike is cool, never wash a hot bike.

Step 2: First, rinse with water

Step 3: Apply the WD-40 product directly onto the area to be treated

Step 4: Leave for three to five minutes

Step 5: Use a sponge to work into the selected areas if required

Step 6: Finally, rinse with water and it will look like new again. It’s very important not to allow the WD-40 product to dry out as potential staining may appear.


Pro Tip: Now that your motorcycle is clean, why not polish it with WD-40® Specialist® Motorbike Wax & Polish or WD-40® Specialist® Motorbike Silicone Shine? You can find our guide on how to polish your motorbike here.


So, what are you waiting for? Get on that road and go show your gleaming motorcycle off!


The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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