Cleaning Your Moped
Cleaning your moped is never going to be the most exciting thing in the world but if like us you are passionate about your moped then you will know the importance of it. This activity not only helps you to identify potential problems early on but helps to keep up the value of your moped.
Ok, so where to begin? The first thing you will want to do is clean off the worst of the muck from your bike. This usually consists of road filth and dirt that has flicked up from your brakes. To remove this we would recommend using a specialist bike detergent solution as this cuts right through the road muck. Once you have done this you will want to move on to using a proprietary break cleaner which will help to remove the break dust. Once you have applied this you will want to use a nylon cloth to wipe it with. This is gentle and does not rip the paint work to shreds and remember to wash off the detergent quickly. Do not leave it to stand.
After removing all the grime and washing it down with water you could opt to carry out some routine maintenance and check the specific areas of your bike. For this you can use specialist products but we suggest referring to your owners manual as a first port of call. At this point you will want to bring out the polish. There are endless bike polish products on the market and all achieve pretty similar results. Don’t go to mad here but find one you like and stick with it.
Ok so getting down to it. You will want to use a grit free rag/cloth and apply the polish evenly over the mopeds body work. Once applied rub this in but not too aggressively. Never leave the polish to dry out either as this can be a nightmare to remove. Once you have done this you could opt to wash your moped down again with luke warm water. Your job is then complete. If you are serious about cleaning it might be worth investing in a jet washer and washing your moped should typically take no longer than an hour.