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    I used plexus. There still seem to be a “haze “.
    Not sure if the wheels are just too far gone. IMG_5750.jpg
    I guess at 20 years old perfect may be too much to ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjeppesen View Post
    I used plexus. There still seem to be a “haze “.
    Not sure if the wheels are just too far gone. IMG_5750.jpg
    I guess at 20 years old perfect may be too much to ask
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    Wow! That does look darn good though. You’ve obviously been working hard at it. Not quite perfect though, I do see what you mean. Lucky for you perfect haze free rims can be achieved with a little more practice and effort on your part and I am willing to help you.

    Among my other bikes I own a Yamaha Vstar 1100 which also happens to have spoked rims which are impossible to keep clean. So in the spirit Thanksgiving and in order to help you reach your goal, I am offering to allow you the opportunity and privilege to practice, hone and refine your cleaning skills by cleaning the rims on my Vstar. I normally do this chore myself, but this arrangement benefits both of us. You get to achieve the pinnacle of rim cleaning excellence which you can then apply your knowledge to your own bike and I get the satisfaction of knowing that I helped a fellow member.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoalpha View Post
    So in the spirit Thanksgiving and in order to help you reach your goal, I am offering to allow you the opportunity and privilege to practice, hone and refine your cleaning skills by cleaning the rims on my Vstar.
    Still the big-hearted fellow we know and love, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Still the big-hearted fellow we know and love, eh?
    EXACTLY!

    I’m just a giver that way.


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    I think that you did an excellent job and your wheels look really good.

    Last November I put the bikes away clean, polished and waxed. Yesterday I cleaned my 33 year old K's filthy wheels for the first time this year. The rest of the bike, including finishing the cleaning the wheels and polishing them will be done on Sunday when I put the bike away for the winter.

    I think that it took about 35 minutes. First I sprayed the wheels with the garden hose followed by spraying Mopar wheel cleaner from the local Chrysler dealer. After the Mopar sat for a few minutes I used a $0.99 IKEA toilet brush to go work the Mopar into the wheels and spokes. Moved the bike to get parts I could not get at first and repeated with the brush. Rinsed with the garden hose. If I had more time, I would have gone over parts that could have possibly used a bit more attention.

    I think that the wheels cleaned up easily since they had been previously polished.

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    If a person does not clean the wheels on a regular basis, a good time to do a good job is when the wheels are off for a tire change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    If a person does not clean the wheels on a regular basis, a good time to do a good job is when the wheels are off for a tire change.
    I feel badly for you having to work in that cramped garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I feel badly for you having to work in that cramped garage.


    Wish I had a picture of our garage at the first house we had for 19 years.
    Single stall that we managed to squeeze in one car, two motorcycles and two scooters.
    Latter years when we bought a 2nd car, mine had to sit outside. There was zero discussion with Debbie on that little parking problem
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