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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2015, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping salt off bike

I bought a can of KawaChem silicone spray to keep the salt from causing any damage, is this stuff as good as acf 50? The klr is mostly plastic, so what parts should I keep coated?
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-12-2015, 01:26 PM
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I would think any metal should be covered, or at least if you can hose the bike down after riding and then apply the spray. My .02$
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-12-2015, 07:34 PM
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The only things that really corrode or tarnish are the spokes.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-13-2015, 01:27 AM
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Garden hose and WD-40.

Luckily the engine is painted.
My spokes got weird dark blotches on them at
about two years old, maybe three. It was surface
only as some 400 cleaned them right up. The rims
(aluminum) are clear coated. Many rims are now
powdercoated black and no worries.

There's I'm sure good protectants available but I keep it simple
and just spray off the crud usually.

Year 'round rider here too. High five me/ knuckle-bump,


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post #5 of 6 Old 12-13-2015, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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I was almost a yr round rider with the voyager, too much chrome to mess up so it got put up for the winter at the first snow, now that I have the klri can ride almost yr round, it's still new so I don't want it to look like crap, so got to protect it as much as I can.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-13-2015, 04:41 PM
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I live in MN and never let salt concern me. Never had an issue as I keep the bikes fairly clean.

'01 KLR 650, '09 Suzuki DL650, '08 Suzuki Bandit 1250, '16 CRF1000L, '09 KLX 250s
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