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My new (2001 M900S) was delivered in a filthy state. Any suggestions on getting road grime/engine and frame parts clean? Soapy water isn't doing much good. And although I've used greased lighting/simple green combo with a toothbrush in the past on other bikes, I wouldn't recommend it.
What do you suggest/use?
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s100 is good stuff from what i've heard. or can go over all the troublespots with a soft rag with some liberal squirts of wd40. when you're satisfied that all the grime's off, wash the bike with california mother's car-wash to get the wd40 off!
 

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S100 is definatly the Goods. When I first picked up my bike it was the same story. You couldn't even read the 'Ducati' on the side of the case bottom. Yech!

I sealed everything off real good and used some Maguira's soap, a cotton 'glove' and toothbrush to get the really nasty stuff off (had to scrap some of it off the bottom!). Once the mojority of stuff is off, rinse and coat liberally with S100. Wait a couple of minute and spray (low pressure) off. Use lots of water to rinse the S100.

There's also a 'Detailing' section in the faqs here that's real helpfull.
 

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Oh yeah, for some of the really nasty engine trouble spots I used good old-fashioned Carb cleaner and WD-40. That's right, carb-cleaner. It evaporates and is safe for the metal. Don't get it around the plastice or rubber stuff though, as it will eat it right up.

And, as Strati said, clean the bike real good after using the WD-40.
 

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can you get s100 at a local store? or is it a order only? i've seen it before but, i think only in catalogs...
 

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I ended up ordering my supply on-line. I looked hi and low around town and the only place that carried it was the Ducati dealer downtown. Needless to say, teh markup to a bit too much on the outrageous side for me.
 

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I used some Amsoil Metal protector (also a cleaner, similar to WD40) thats safe for electrical connections, and hosed my whole engine down with it......

Then took my air compressor and blew off the Amsoil Metal protector... and I had a nice clean engine.... all it took was just a little wiping with a rag to have it SPOTLESS.
 

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Oh yeah, for some of the really nasty engine trouble spots I used good old-fashioned Carb cleaner and WD-40. That's right, carb-cleaner. It evaporates and is safe for the metal. Don't get it around the plastice or rubber stuff though, as it will eat it right up.

And, as Strati said, clean the bike real good after using the WD-40.
Careful with that carb cleaner, some brands will stain painted surfaces.

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My local dealer has S100. Sweet! Cutting out of work early to pick it up (where are my priorities!) I will post before/after pix when I'm through with the beast tomorrow ;D
Thanks guys!
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