Like the others have said the same wash you do the bike with and rinse them off then dry them with a bath or microfiber towel. I polish them every two mths. Any tar, you can use WD40, most white spirits or eucalyptus oil. The only downfall with white spirits is you should polish the wheels again. By washing the wheels regally you won't get the build-up of hard to remove brake dust or pitting.
If you use dish soap, remember to keep it off of any bodywork. The grease-cutting gents will strip the wax. Has several have mentioned above are use regular car wash soap and get the tough stuff off with WD-40. I am a big fan of the gunmetal gray wheels on my bike they don’t show the dust and grime as bad as black or silver.
When I take my wheels off to get the tires changed, I clean them thoroughly with Goo Gone and then rinse them off really well. Nothing else I've found gets the adhesive from the previous wheel weights off so easily.
Are you able to use this with the bike on the center stand? Curious if that would work on a B. The lower stance may be an issue. I can see the rear tire hitting ground before the front wheel paddock gets over-center.
This is the rear of my Road 5 GT. (190/55 17) on my '18 GTL. The tire has about 5,000 miles and I'm just noticing that it rubs the drive shaft casing. That clean flat black strip was raised when it was new. Anyone else have this going on?
Switching from an Indian to a K1600B. I pick up the bike on Friday. Call me crazy but I haven’t even taken a test ride on one!
The overall design, technology and styling won me over and I can’t wait to get on it.
I’m going to have lots of questions around accessories...
Mine was purchased before the first bike shipped to the US in January of 2011, sight unseen except for pictures. I ended up with #386 in July of 2012. There have been several minor factory warranty replacements like the handlebar switches, water pump and maybe a few more that I can't remember...
I like to use the Calimoto phone app sometimes because I like that it will find and direct me to curvy roads. I have paired my phone to the Nav IV on the bike and I have paired the bike to my headset through the Bluetooth -> Settings function.
When I listen to the bike’s radio, USB and Nav...
Hi all, first post on the forum having been around on UKGSer for several years, but I'm now looking for something bigger, faster and smoother for the much-increased frequency and distance riding with a pillion that I'm now doing.
I'm looking to buy a K1600 and having had significant corrosion...
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