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If your child has a dirt bike, it’s likely that they’ve come home from a long day of riding with their bike covered in mud, dust, and other debris. It can be difficult to know how to clean off the bike without damaging any of its parts or components.
Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to make sure your child’s dirt bike stays clean and well-maintained for years to come.
What You Need for Washing Your Dirt Bike
The first thing you need before washing your child’s dirt bike is the right cleaning supplies. You should have a large bucket, some wash mitts or sponges, a water hose with an adjustable nozzle, a degreaser (optional), an air compressor (optional), and a wax or protectant spray. Make sure all of these supplies are within easy reach before you begin cleaning the dirt bike.
Once you have all the necessary supplies ready, it’s time to start cleaning the dirt bike. Start by using a garden hose with an adjustable nozzle to rinse off all of the mud and debris from the frame, wheels, brakes and other components. This will help loosen up some of the caked-on mud so that it comes off more easily when scrubbed later on.
Once you have rinsed away most of the mud and debris, use some mild soap and a sponge or wash mitt to scrub down all of the exposed surfaces on the dirt bike. Be careful not to use too much pressure as this could damage some of the parts or components on your child’s dirt bike. For stubborn stains or spots that won't come off with soap and water alone, you may want to use a degreaser specifically meant for motorcycle parts.
After everything has been scrubbed down and rinsed off with water again, use an air compressor (if available) to blow away any excess water or moisture left on the frame or components before drying them off with towels. Finally, apply a protective wax or protectant spray onto any plastic parts that were scrubbed down earlier in order to keep them looking like new for longer periods of time.
Washing your child's dirt bike is important in order to keep it running smoothly for years to come. With these simple steps outlined above, you can make sure your child's dirt bike always looks its best after every ride!
Just remember not to use too much pressure when scrubbing down any parts or components as this could damage them over time; also don't forget about applying protective waxes after everything is done in order to keep plastic parts looking like new longer.
If you are looking for more support or perhaps shopping for a new kid’s dirt bike, get in touch with the team at Zuma Motorcycles Wollongong. We are locals who are here to help and answer any questions you may have.