Sunday, February 08, 2009

Thorough Clean

Due to rather snowy weather this week it has been impossible to get our bikes off the drive. But I did manage to clear the driveway enough to get the bikes out to at least give them a good wash.

Naked VFR After my bike get covered in mud in Normandy last year and recent muddy roads, I decided to remove my fairing panels to give the Viffer a real good clean. As expected loads of mud had collected behind them so it was good to get it off.

Naked VFR I also gave the chain a good squirt of cleaner and left it to soak for 15 minutes and it came up really well, it has got some rust marks on it though. The pannier rails are also showing some sign of surface corrosion as well. I also noticed some scratches on the left panel as well. Not sure how they have been caused but I suppose when you actually ride them rather than look at them these things happen.