Thats how I did mine. There are other ways as mentioned on this thread but i believe this makes less of a mess. Just some old rags and the Quick-Glo. If you end up using steel wool make sure its 0000 grade. Good Luck.Thanks! My amazon cart is full of stuff for the motorcycle right now, my wife is going to kill me :-D Would you suggest the fine type or the original for heavy use? Maybe start with fine and try the original if it's not strong enough? I don't want to scratch anything...
So you use the steel wool first to remove the heavy rust deposits, and then the quick-glo? I'm watching videos online and wow, it does seem to work wonders, although I think in my case the areas I took pictures of are probably too far gone. We'll see...
Knock off the heavy stuff with the steel wool first and then use the quick glo.Still not sure at which point the steel wool should be involved though. Should I use it with the quick-glo where the rust is quite thick? Or use it before, then let dry and then go at it with cloth + quick-glo?
If I take the suspension off, are there some gaskets that need to be replaced with new ones, or can everything go back on (assumings gaskets look OK)?
Well I ended up doing just that tonight, I looked in the service manual and it didn't look all that complicated, so... makes it easier, and since I want to clean the chain this week-end (plus I can't ride tomorrow since it's going to rain here) it'll make it all easier. I'm surprised there is so much rust though, I mean, I guess it's 11 years old, so there's that, but still, the MD DMV must have kept those in the rain or something. The collars in particular are very rusted, I may order some replacements. Some fasteners I want to replace too (see below)... that being said, where the rust is not too severe, the quick-glo is working really well.I would take the exhaust off the bike, clean it up and paint it with VHT engine aluminum paint. It's not like anybody would see it under there anyway.