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is there anyway to wash off the dirt that has been baked on the engine? ive tried saturating it with cleaners and scotchbrite, but its not removing it.

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Oven cleaner can remove ANYTHING. I used it on my powervalve components and other items that were particularly gnarly.

Most of it I cleaned with WD-40 & scotchbrite.

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As its been stated before, be VERY cautious when using oven cleaner, especially on aluminum. I've found using gasoline and a toothbrush actually works extremely well. just do it in a well ventilated area lol

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spray nine works good for stains, but there is a point when stains cannot be removed by conventional means 👍

I use spray nine and steel wool, usually gets stains out of mostly anything metal, to a point.

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might have to get some polish and a wrag... get to work rubbing it out. I do it to get the black boot rubs off the aluminum frame on mine.

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If it's clay based dirt then the colouring could have (not saying it did but it COULD have) eaten into the alloy. I've had a bike like this & I just bought another 1.

There is a way around it but it won't happen overnight. The good news is that it doesn't require a lot of hard work.

Every time you ride your bike, as SOON as you get home, degrease it (even the bits that aren't greasy but are stained or dirty) & then wash it with a heavy duty car wash & a brush. When you're done cleaning & the bike is dry, spray the WHOLE bike (minus plastics) with CRC (or LANOX preferably as it doesn't deteriorate rubber) & only wipe it off the brake rotors. This does 3 things, it keeps the bike shiny, stops dirt from sticking & eats through any existing stains to get to the metal underneath. It has cleaning properties as well as lubricating value. It will take 3 or 4 washes before you start noticing how much cleaner the motor is.

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