There’s a 5 stage process to cleaning a motorcycle engine.
Motorbikes are exposed to all kinds of weather and driving conditions and under assault from dirt and grit. Having a motorcycle cleaning kit to hand for a regular clean will give you the best performance and maintain your bike’s value.
Browse our range of bike cleaners.
This short guide is intended to help you understand the process. You should always refer to a detailed workshop manual and wear protective gloves before undertaking a change yourself. Only work on a cold engine. Alternatively, consult your local workshop.
Motorbike exhausts often stain. To clean your motorcycle downpipes, follow this simple guide.
Air filters have an important part to play in engine performance. They provide the air that your engine needs to burn fuel and create power. And you certainly need them to intercept harmful particles and keep them away from your engine. You should check your air filter every time you change your engine oil.
First work out whether your bike has a paper, foam or cotton air filter. Paper air filters will need to be replaced but foam and cotton filters can be cleaned. If you are cleaning your oil filter, make sure you wear protective gloves.
To clean a sponge air filter, knead a specialist cleaner into the foam pad as if you were kneading a dough. Rinse the dirt out in warm, soapy water and repeat the process until you are satisfied you have removed the dirt. Then leave it to dry.
To clean a cotton air filter, apply a specialist cleaner to the cotton and leave it to stand for a few minutes. Rinse the cleaner off and then continue to Rinse the dirt out in warm, soapy water and repeat the process until you are satisfied you have removed the dirt. Then leave it to dry.
How often should you check you motorcycle engine oil? Our answer will always be to check it as often as possible. That’s because, even the best motorcycle engine oil won’t protect your engine if the levels become too low. Even if your bike doesn’t burn lots of oil, a few hot days and some long rides on your motorcycle can burn off more oil than you might anticipate.
It's very important to check the level and condition of motorcycle engine oil on a regular basis. The good news is that this is an easy task, whether your motorcycle has an oil inspection window or a dipstick. There are just a few easy rules that you need to follow.
Most modern bikes have a glass inspection window to let you see the level and the condition of your motorcycle engine oil without getting your hands dirty. You may have to get close to the ground to use this properly, but oil checks like these are easy to get right by following a few simple rules.
It's important to check motorcycle oil at regular intervals in order to maintain your bike's performance and safety. Fortunately, this is an easy task even if your bike has a dipstick rather than an inspection window. Just follow our simple guidelines to assess your motorcycle oil level and condition in minutes.