Suzuki Motorcycle Wash

by Robb Sutton

Want to get your bike back to that “showroom new” condition? Suzuki Motorcycle Wash is the only way to clean your bike. I am not sure what they put in this stuff, but it is a miracle worker. You can purchase it in a gallon jug or spray bottle at your local Suzuki dealer. I normally pick up the gallon jug and use a spare spray bottle around the house to save a little bit of money.

  • Step 1 – Rinse the bike
  • Step 2 – Spray on the Suzuki Motorcycle Wash
  • Step 3 – Wait 5 minutes
  • Step 4 – Rinse off the bike
  • Step 5 – Dry the bike
  • Step 6 – Re-grease chain, fork and shock

It is really that easy. You can forget the days of scrubbing or wash rags. This wash takes off everything without harming the paint or other components on your rig. This pink liquid literally works like magic. It even takes the mud residue off your tires without any effort. The only place I normally don’t spray the wash is on the fork seals and where the seals contact. I don’t think it will do anything to the seals, but why take the chance (this would go for any cleaner or direct water contact). If I had any complaints about the Suzuki Motorcycle Wash it would be the fact that after every wash, someone asks you if that is a new bike. Without fail, every time I go to the trail head after a Suzuki treatment, someone thinks it is my first ride on a bike that i have had for a long time.

I have heard a lot of people say, “it’s a mountain bike, it’s supposed to be dirty.”  I do not subscribe to this line of thinking for several reasons.

  1. Dirt/Mud is like sandpaper to components and the frame.  Over time it will cause damage and deteriorate the performance of the components you rely on to have a good ride.
  2. Resale – The more your bike and components look “brand new” when you go to sell them, the more return you will see.  This is just a fact of life.
  3. Care – I like to take care of the things I own.  Parts are not cheap, and I would hate to think that I am having to replace things just because they were left dirty.
  4. I like clean bikes.  I put a lot of effort in the component/frame selection…even down to the color matching.  Some of you might not get this picky, but when I take that kind of time…I like it to look good!

So for all of you that like to keep your bikes dirty because it is a mountain bike…consider these things when you start to hear creaking or the shifting is off during your next ride.  A little maintenance in the beginning saves a lot of trouble in the end.

I have tried to include as many examples below of how great this stuff actually works. All I did was follow the steps above to get that new bike shine.

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Top 10 Tips To Keeping Your Bike Running Smoothly | Mountain Biking by 198 August 4, 2008 - 6:13 am

[…] It is also a great time to go over everything I have mentioned previously in this list. I use Suzuki Motorcycle Wash and that makes the bike almost too clean. After cleaning…re-lube all components and get ready […]

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198 June 2, 2008 - 6:16 am

@SS: Thanks SS…I’ll have to give that stuff a try.

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SS June 1, 2008 - 11:57 pm

Suzuki wash is good stuff but very expensive. I have found this to be a good, yet less expensive alternative.

Finish Line Super Bike Wash
http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/bike-wash.htm

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