Taking Care Of The Oily Bits

Little Wing got a good cleaning today. This post is for all you motorcycle fanatics who understand the power of a good bike cleansing. Cleanliness is next to godliness. And everyone knows we don’t honor false idles.. or something like that.

Anyway, enough of that, I took some before and after shots. Don’t gawk too much, he’s a pretty piece of equipment, but if he gets any bigger of a head I have to find another teardrop gas tank, and I think this one suits him after it’s shined up a bit.

Before:

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Lots of bug crud, leaf duff, and dirt build up, as well as three months of oil from leaky seals. No worries, we got that off there now.

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Mmmm, greasy.

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Yep, that oil gets everywhere.

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No pressure, but someone should really clean that bike up. Yeah, yeah, I hear ya.

Guess what folks? I took care of all that. Me myself, some good engine degreaser, and various scrubby instruments and rags.

After:

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Some things just don't want to get clean, but check out that clear-as-a-mirror belt cover. Beautiful.

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Look! The discoloration of the carb is visible again! What a job.

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Shiny!

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Now someone should go clean thegrease of them fingers. Peace man, job well done. Owner and bike satisfied, check.

So there you have it. That’s how I spent my sunny day in Nor-Cal. Getting greasy and checking all my motorcycle’s nuts and bolts. Not too bad.

Tomorrow I’m off to Monterey.

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