Cleaning & Care
Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Cleaning Supplies - Wash, Dry, and Detail to Prevent Rust and Corrosion
In a word, what causes rust and corrosion on your bike? Many people think it’s water. WRONG! It’s DIRT.
Keep the dirt off the bike and you’ll have no rust or corrosion. Rust is formed when iron and oxygen react in the presence of water or moisture in the air. And what keeps the water next to the metal parts of your motorcycle? Dirt. That’s the enemy. Dirt, dust, and other debris not only retain moisture, but if left in place it sits there hour after hour, day after day, retaining the one thing that oxidizes metal, moisture. Water evaporates rather quickly on its own. But when combined with dirt, it takes what seems to be forever. So, it makes sense that the biggest step in beating corrosion is keeping the bike clean – get rid of the dirt and keep your ride dry.
Outshine your friends and fellow riders with these outstanding Harley-Davidson® cleaning and care solutions. Protect your bike’s finish and chrome from the elements. Get the dirt off, keep it off, and keep it dry. Remember, it’s not so much the water, it’s the water retained in dirt. Follow these three easy steps: Scrub it, dry it, and detail it. Use the fireman style hose nozzle to blast away debris and wet it down. Use a washing mitt made of wool to scrub away the remaining dirt and debris. Use a wheel and spoke brush to get at the difficult to reach places. Dry it with a HOG Blaster motorcycle dryer. When that’s done, use microfiber detailing cloths with waxes to protect the finish.
Scrub, dry, detail. All you need to know to keep your bike like new. WisconsinHarley.com is here to help, and our advice is what? Right! Keep the dirt off the bike!