How to clean your motorcycle using WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive products

The folks over at WD-40 have created a range of WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive products to help clean your beloved motorcycles efficiently.

It consists of a throttle body, carb & choke cleaner, machine & engine degreaser, brake & parts cleaner, belt dressing and chain lube.

The WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive range was formulated for maximum performance, efficiency and optimum cleanliness.

Ah yes, the ever reliable blue can filled with high levels of magic and wonders that is WD-40® has been long regarded as the go-to product for all sorts of tasks. From lubricating moving parts to removing sticker stains on windows, there are a lot of things you can do with a can of WD-40®.

Apart from that iconic blue can, did you know that you can also clean your beloved motorcycles in a bunch of different ways using special products made by WD-40®? In this article, we’re going to show you how easy it is to clean and maintain your precious bikes using their specialty range called the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive.

1) Removing grime and grease from engine, suspension and drive chain

As most of you already know, cleaning motorcycles are twice as hard as cleaning cars due to all the little parts exposed to the elements. The engine, suspension and drive chain are the most susceptible to all the dirt, grime and grease from all the amazing rides you’ve been joining.

Most motorcycle manuals would suggest a kerosene-based cleaner to clean these said parts especially the drive chain. The WD-40® Multiuse Purpose blue can is perfect for this job as it comprises of mainly kerosene and other additives which won’t affect the performance or cause unwanted wear and tear especially to the o-rings in the chain itself.

As for the engine case and suspension, a can of WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Machine & Engine Degreaser is formulated specifically to do this job and do it with sheer brilliance. Its fast-acting formula is designed to easily remove any tough grease, oil, dirt and grime with minimal physical work needed. The result? A clean engine that runs cooler and smoother as if it was brand new.

Just spray onto the unwanted grime and grease, let it sit and you can either wipe it off or rinse it off with water. As simple as that, your engine case, suspension and drive chain are clean as a whistle and primed for the next step of bike cleaning.

2) Cleaning the entire brake system

There are many brake cleaners out there that can do the job but those who are unaware of all the brands can always rely on the household name that is WD-40®. As part of their WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive range, there’s also a special Brake & Parts Cleaner with special formulation to clean your disc brakes, brake linings, brake pads and even drums to ensure sparkling clean, reliable and functional braking system for your motorcycle.

With the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Brake & Parts Cleaner, all you have to do is simply spray the formula onto the brake system without having to remove or disassemble any of the parts in order to eliminate any oil, grease, dirt and brake fluids. This will help to clean and protect all of the working parts to avoid any of those pesky brake squeals and slippage.

3) Improve throttle body response with a clean carburettor

The throttle body are also susceptible to dirt, grime and carbon deposits from burning all of those fossil fuels. To make sure that the entire the fuel system is in pristine condition, you can opt for the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Throttle Body, Carb and Choke Cleaner.

This particular product made by the experts from WD-40® can be used to clean any gum, dirt, varnish, lead and carbon deposits from the fuel systems. With a clean throttle body and carburettor, it will also help to eliminate any symptoms of hard starting, rough engine idling and stalling thanks to super clean fuel parts.

This will also help to ensure smooth and optimum performance while reducing emissions and fumes. With a can of WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Throttle Body, Carb and Choke Cleaner, it’ll last for quite a while since you only have to do this every 10,000km. Just spray the formula sparingly and give it a good wipe. Do take a look at your bike’s manual on how to access the throttle body without causing any mechanical damage or better yet, take it to a professional and bring along that can of awesomeness.

4) Increase the lifespan of your drive belts for scooters and other belt-driven bikes

Now, this is a product sent down from the heavens that a lot of us are unaware of. Some motorcycles especially scooters uses a belt to drive all the engine’s power to the rear wheel. Replacing the belt most of the time will cost more than the conventional chain drive.

By using the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Belt Dressing, it’ll help to extend the life of the belt as the formula penetrates deep into the material to restore the belt’s pliability and flexibility. A dry belt will wear out faster and prone to breakage so this product is especially useful which can also help to eliminate those annoying squeaking and slipping. Just spray it as you would when using a chain lube on a chain-driven bike.

5) Keep those chains well lubricated and protected!

A clean chain is a happy chain and a happy chain makes for a happy riding experience. The final WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Chain Lube is formulated with outstanding anti-fling properties to ensure that it sticks to the chain and provide ample lubrication.

It will also help to keep any O, X or Z-ring chain protected from wear as it penetrates deep with the entire chain setup. Some chain lubes are quite thin and only works for a short period time which requires constant application. The WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive Chain Lube is super tacky for both street and off-road riding.

Find a way to lift the rear wheel up and put in neutral before spinning the wheel while spraying the chain lube near the top of the sprocket where the chain meets the ‘teeth’ or cogs to ensure maximum efficiently and longer lasting lubrication to the drive system.

When it comes to motorcycle and general vehicle maintenance, the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive is considered one of the best products out there to ensure maximum performance and efficiency while at the same time help to increase the lifespan of all the critical parts.

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There you have it, folks. Apart from give your motorcycle a good washing, some parts require special attention and WD-40® has got your backs when it comes to making to job easier and more efficient. To know more about the WD-40® Specialist™ Automotive products, head on over to or the WD-40® Malaysia official Facebook page.

Additionally, WD-40® will set up a booth during the Motonation grand carnival happening from 1 to 3 December 2017 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). Check out all of their amazing products at Booth B093 located in Hall B of PICC!

A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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