Easiest way to clean rear wheel

Discussion in 'General' started by kyle carver, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. kyle carver

    kyle carver Well-Known Member

    I just got a KL R and the previous owner lubed the chain a lot. The wheels have spokes and I need to clean it when I change the tire. Any suggestions
    Thanks
     
  2. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 12 inch pianist

    WD40
     
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  3. YZROOSTINYA

    YZROOSTINYA Well-Known Member

    WD-40 silicone. It’s like magic.
     
  4. Big T

    Big T Well-Known Member

    SOS pads, Dawn liquid dish soap or simple Green, water

    Use a minimal amount of water on the SOS pads, scrub the spokes, hum and rim.

    It should create a big blue mess. Add detergent as the soap is used up. Rinse with water. Lather, rinse, repeat until shiny.
     
  5. Past Glory

    Past Glory Well-Known Member

    The lube prevents rust, leave it there.
     
  6. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Drop off at Livengoods??
     
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  7. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't SOS pads scratch the shit out of the paint?
     
  8. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    you're supposed to clean a KLR?
     
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  9. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    Klr’s , Dr’s, XR’s have wire wheels ... no paint :D
     
  10. G2G

    G2G I feel the need

    Odorless kerosene in a spray bottle. Spray on, wipe and repeat if necessary. Been doing this for 20 years and it works great. It will not ruin any finish on a bike so i use it on the whole underside of my bike also.
     
  11. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Brake cleaner will work on some brands, not all.
     
  12. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    Brake cleaner will work on some people, not all.

    Fixtered.
     
  13. R1Racer99

    R1Racer99 Well-Known Member

    Ah, that makes more sense. Those things work great for stuff you can't scratch.
     
  14. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    Lol
     
  15. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    Mason jar... gas and a toothbrush..... WD from there on out...
     
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  16. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    I'm going to say easiest way is to pay someone else to do it in the your driveway while you sit in a lawn chair, drink beer and supervise. Livengood you still have to load it up and drive it there. :D
     
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  17. xTomKx

    xTomKx Well-Known Member

    Depends how bad it is. May be worth posting a photo. For starters try WD40 on a rag.
     
  18. josh7owens

    josh7owens E-Kart Champ

    Wd40 works well
     
  19. Anchovie

    Anchovie Dork

    Get Broome, 3 cans of WD, and a twelve pack of beer. Then dare his ass to clean that wheel. He'll get pissed and clean that sumbitch like new.

    The beer's for me. Weirdo don't drink.
     
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  20. Wheel Bearing

    Wheel Bearing Professional low sider

    Totally Awesome
     

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