How To Clean Motorbike Brakes with WD-40® Motorbike Brake Cleaner

You’ve finally bought your new motorbike home. You’ve mastered washing, waxing and polishing it, but do you know how to maintain it and keep it running in top condition? Rule number one: there is nothing more important than cleaning your motorbike brakes, discs and callipers.   

Your motorbike brakes are vulnerable to debris on the road and these can cause long-term issues if you do not clean and maintain them regularly. What’s more, if you keep your motorbike stored, left unused and locked in a garage for a long period of time, the brakes can begin to deteriorate. So, how do you clean motorbike brake discs? 

 Over time, substances such as grease, oil or excess brake fluid can start to build up in the callipers, pistons or other components of your bike’s brakes. Although you won’t be able to see it, you’ll feel it. This build-up can negatively impact brake performance and can also become highly dangerous. Luckily, when cleaning the brakes of your motorbike, WD-40®’s Specialist® Motorbike Brake Cleaner takes care of it all. 

WD-40’s Specialist Motorbike formulas have all been developed in conjunction with the University of Sheffield. They have been tested with Team WD-40, from the British Superbikes Series, to ensure that the range consistently meets the needs of intense use and high-performance race environments. 

 Designed specifically to remove dust, oil, grease and road debris from motorbike brakes. It can clean discs, pads, assemblies, callipers and clutches. Our WD40 Specialist Motorbike Brake Cleaner is your must-have go-to for routine maintenance. Once applied to the brake discs, the formula starts to instantly dissolve debris on contact and the powerful spray discharge helps to flush through the dirt. The fast-working spray dries in minutes and leaves no residue.  

Things you will need

Step 1: Shake Can

First, shake the can of WD-40 Motorcycle Brake Cleaner thoroughly.

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Step 2: Apply WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Brake Cleaner

Grab your can of WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Brake Cleaner and liberally apply on to the brake discs and callipers.

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Step 3: Wipe Away Excess

Next, use a clean rag to wipe away any excess liquid.

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Step 4: Test your brakes

Finally, before you go for a ride, always test your motorbike brakes to ensure that they are working correctly.

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Now you know how to clean your motorbike brakes!

Pro Tip: Use WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Brake Cleaner regularly to eliminate brake squeal, and clutch slip, as well as prolong the life of your brake discs.

Now you know how to clean your motorbike brakes, why not learn how to clean and lubricate your motorbike chain? Or perhaps you want to become a master at how to wash and polish your motorbike body?  

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