March 2nd 2023

Cleaning a Motorcycle

Have you finally bitten the bullet and bought a motorcycle but are feeling unsure how to properly care for it? It might be that motorcycle maintenance is new to you and you are in need of some tips or you may just need to brush up on some knowledge for your latest purchase. Below we have outlined the entire process for cleaning a motorcycle from start to finish using our high-quality Bike Auto products.

1. Start by rinsing the motorcycle with a Hose pressure water or Pressure Washer removing loose dirt or debris remembering to avoid damaging any sensitive components.
2. Using a Solvent Degreaser remove all greasy build-up from the chain and sprockets removing the front guard of the engine sprocket for ease of access if fitted. Use a microfiber sheet towel to remove soiling and apply Wash as a pre-soaking solution and brush in with a Chain and Sprocket Brush.
3. Using the Wash product as either a Stand-alone Pressure washing detergent or as a Pre-wash Detergent applies to the whole of the Motorcycle, Rinse off with water and leave wet. Use either Wheelbrite or Extreme Fall Out for the wheels.
4. Apply through a foam cannon Extreme Snow Foam for Heavy Duty Cleaning and leave until the foam melts. Pressures wash the whole of the motorcycle and leave wet.
5. Clean all of the Motorcycle by hand with a Noddle wash mitt, wash with Sudtastic Shampoo using the double bucket method with a Bucket and Grit Guard only. Rinse.
6. Apply Protect paint sealer every 3 months and Shine after every Wash to complete the service Wash.
7. Further enhancements can be used including Show n Shine Ceramic detailer Waxtastic Hybrid Wax or WOBO Traditional wipe-on wipe-off Wax Protection.

For more information on how to clean a motorcycle using our specialist detailing products, visit our products page.

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“I'm a detailing nut, obsessed with car and bike products. For motorcycles, I can honestly say when it comes to finishing, your shine product beats anything I've used, hands down. I sold my motorcycle today and due to its clean condition and finish, the chap couldn't barter me down! Too clean!

It's not the cheapest product but you definitely get more quality than you pay for. I keep your shine product aside for full-on detailing days as I know it gives a superior finish.”


“The Everyday Clean is really easy to use. It lifts light dirt easily and even oily stuff with a bit of a scrub. It cleaned the chain oil fling on the wheels really well. Like any wash-on/wash-off, it’s easy to miss spots that then appear when dried but that’s easy enough to tidy up with a damp cloth. Much better than buckets full of soapy water.

Then it’s on to the Finite which is where the real magic happens. A light spray all over and then a wipe with a cloth makes the paintwork/panels look beautifully shiny. I was particularly impressed by the way it took the grey plastics back to a lovely darker colour with a nice sheen (but not shiny). Overall very quick and easy to use, and the results speak for themselves.”


"Paul spent the entire afternoon from noon onwards working his magic on our bikes and though the bikes were brand new he still managed to bring out their true glory, which was still hidden within. Of course, the bikes are better protected now owing to his efforts and will clean more easily from now on.

For anyone considering this treatment, I would not hesitate to go ahead and I consider the cost as money well spent. Especially when he managed to highlight some manufacturing defects that will result in parts being replaced on both bikes at the 500-mile service. Well done Paul and I look forward to meeting you next time we change our bikes.”

Alison & Bob

"Having many responsibilities as a Service Manager in our multi-franchise business we were contacted by Paul who convinced us to use a safer motorcycle rinse detergent that offered outstanding results and was very safe to use, especially for expensive and sensitive motorcycle parts.

After undergoing some training with the Valeting team and a period of monitoring, the difference was noticed immediately. We then began using the other safe products in the Bike Auto range. We are very happy with the product performance and the service received from Bike Auto and Paul has demonstrated his ability to be a trusted partner. Highly recommended."

Paul, Newcastle Motorcycles

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