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Bike Maintenance

Postby dylan22 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:40 am

Hey guys I thought It'd be nice to have a thread where if ya had any concerns or questions with your bikes in real life, you can ask them in here and hopefully find some answers throughout the community.

Ill start off with a easy one haha.

I recently got a Pro Circuit pipe for my 2smoke, (the factory looking one, not the chrome) and I think due to it being raw metal the pipe rusted pretty much straight away, like literally as I was riding mud would hit the pipe and begin to rust. Is there anyway to get rid of the rust? It ruins the look of the bike massively.
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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby Klutch » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:44 am

dylan22 wrote:Hey guys I thought It'd be nice to have a thread where if ya had any concerns or questions with your bikes in real life, you can ask them in here and hopefully find some answers throughout the community.

Ill start off with a easy one haha.

I recently got a Pro Circuit pipe for my 2smoke, (the factory looking one, not the chrome) and I think due to it being raw metal the pipe rusted pretty much straight away, like literally as I was riding mud would hit the pipe and begin to rust. Is there anyway to get rid of the rust? It ruins the look of the bike massively.


I've got a lot of rust too and my friends talk shit about it, but what they said is to take some sandpaper and sand it off.

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Postby ShackAttack12 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:25 am

dylan22 wrote:Hey guys I thought It'd be nice to have a thread where if ya had any concerns or questions with your bikes in real life, you can ask them in here and hopefully find some answers throughout the community.

Ill start off with a easy one haha.

I recently got a Pro Circuit pipe for my 2smoke, (the factory looking one, not the chrome) and I think due to it being raw metal the pipe rusted pretty much straight away, like literally as I was riding mud would hit the pipe and begin to rust. Is there anyway to get rid of the rust? It ruins the look of the bike massively.


Word on the street is that you need to spray the pipe with WD-40 or some other lubricant to coat the pipe, before rides.
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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby TH_722 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:56 am

dylan22 wrote:Hey guys I thought It'd be nice to have a thread where if ya had any concerns or questions with your bikes in real life, you can ask them in here and hopefully find some answers throughout the community.

Ill start off with a easy one haha.

I recently got a Pro Circuit pipe for my 2smoke, (the factory looking one, not the chrome) and I think due to it being raw metal the pipe rusted pretty much straight away, like literally as I was riding mud would hit the pipe and begin to rust. Is there anyway to get rid of the rust? It ruins the look of the bike massively.

Had the same problem. Soak it in some CLR the wipe it off and you're good as new.

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Postby Ballsfalsky » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:06 am

I use brake cleaner (or contact cleaner, same thing) to wipe the rust off of my pipe. Works fine. But CLR would work great too. Don't sand it, it will make the already thin metal even thinner, making your pipe more prone to power robbing dents.

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Postby KLJ#24 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:17 am

If it's jsut surface rust brakecleaner should be bale to get it otherwise use a fine 3m scotch brite pad like a #7447 to rub it off with it's not as hard on the metal as sandpaper so it wont really weaken the material.

And then use wd40 or similar to coat the pipe with each time you wash it. As a bonus the wd40 gives the metal a really cool color :)
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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby NAUpoiss75 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:37 pm

My father painted my pipe black...no problem enymore :)

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Postby yzmxer608 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:54 pm

That defeats the whole purpose of having a raw pipe :lol:.
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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby SCHAFFERNOCKER » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:26 am

little trick i learned.

Take a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner, and a scotch brite pad. I promise youll crap your pants. I always used the works toilet bowl cleaner, not the green bottle, but the white one.

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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby lluks252 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:21 am

dylan22 wrote:rust

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Postby dylan22 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:37 am

Ill give break cleaner and CLR a go. Cheers for the help. Hope it works!
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Postby dylan22 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:17 am

bought some CLR and WD 40, will see how we go
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Postby Jester#132 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:41 pm

I don't know if this is what you mean; Image


But (in my case) it's usually just sand on there and it looks like rust (I think), with a sponge and some water it comes off fairly easy, then as said before I spray some wd40 on it, or some old oil does the trick fairly well, just smokes a little when the pipe heats up.. :P
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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby hvpunk62 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:48 am

When i clean my bikes i usually pressure wash it, then go over the plastics with some cleaner..wd-40 if i have none. engine degreaser on motor or gunky areas. and tire and wheel cleaner on wheels obviously then finish that off with some tire shine after. and a s.o.s pad works for those rusty or oxidized areas. (steel wool)

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Re: Bike Maintenance

Postby Andy_Hack » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:23 pm

When i clean my Bikes I usually just make it wet (lol) then let it for 5 mins
after that i clean it with high pressure until the biggest dirt is away
then i use my "chem"- option on my Kärcher (soap water) spray it over and then make another high pressure wash

when everything is clean i spray everything with WD-40, sometimes silicon spray then wish over it... and done!
for the pipe... JUST RIDE MORE!!! xD I had never problems with rust on my pipe... and believe me i got a HGS raw metal one ;)
but... again there´s a magical friend.. called WD-40! :D
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