Things You Should Never Use On Or Do To Your Bike.

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by glider, May 4, 2009.

  1. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Smitty901 came up with the idea about things that you shouldn't do to or use on your bike.

    Let's try to keep this post on topic without all the extra chat and we can all learn something here that may save us some grief.
     
  2. adam026

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    Is it ok to use windex on your paintjob?
    I always have and never had a problem
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I would rather see Pledge on the entire bike than Windex. That has ammonia in most brands which isn't good for painted parts and will strip any wax off the rest of the bike when you use it.
     
  4. Fossil

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    Since they became available I only use Harley wash and wax products. My 1988 Electra Glide Sport still has the original paint job and it is still shiny and sparkles. Do not use rubbing compound on today's paint jobs motorcycle or cars. It will dull the clear on top of the color. Fossil
     
  5. Apyle

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    The turtle wax ice is about the biggest pain to take off of any of the waxes I have ever tried. I'll never use it again.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Never use loose fitting or worn tools on your bike...loose may mean you are using a Metric tool on an SAE sized fastener or vice versa. If fastener seems too tight, do not force it, especially if it does break loose but still is tight... could be cured Red Loctite on the fastener, so sometimes a bit of fresh Locktite has sufficient solvent to leach down into the threads and allow easier removal or use heat gun as a last resort (don't ask how I found out about this). A hand impact tool has hardened phillips bits and the larger knurled handle provides great turning force without damaging fasteners, only rarely will you need the hammer "impact" feature.
     
  7. Razorwyre

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    Do not put Armor All on your tires.

    Do not use sand paper to remove boot scuffs from your pipes.:p
     
  8. scrname321

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    as I have learnt bad way.... do not power wash your bike. water could go in electrical areas.
     
  9. threesteps

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    Your Jiffy Stand is good. Don't get off the bike without using it!:s
     
  10. mrs2cool

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    Do not use "Mother's Back to Black" on your seat (or tires).