Are you sure you actually have a set? Wait until your boots start rubbin on the actual plastic, you are gonna have a fit then. Your remind me of one of my buddies who bought a Brute because he needed to beat my Foreman, now won't take it through mud or water because he is scared of the belt slipping on him. If you want to keep the plastic looking good, clean it really good, then apply WD-40 or silicone lubricant with a clean applicator, use tire foam for all the black trim pieces.Just took my 500 Foreman out on a 40 mile trail ride. After washing it noticed a few pieces of the black plastic(splash guards on rear) was scratched by sticks. What can I use to keep this from happening or make it look better?????
I used Armor-All's this weekend and man let me tell you..... I LOVE THIS STUFF. I washed the bike really well and washed it again. Then I used 1 can of Armor-All's tire foam and sprayed it all over the bike minus the seat and let it sit on the bike for about 2 hours and wiped away the excess that was on the plastic and a few area's on the bike. You will have to really wipe the plastic down with 2-3 terry cloths. You will be able to see where you have wiped, you will see some streaks from the residue so keep wiping until it is all gone. I might be able to post some pics tommorrow and show you what it has done to my bike's apperance. After all the wiping the plastic seems to be very slick and very shiny. I used it in the inner fenders and all of the under carrage as well. I hope this lets the mud and snow not stick as bad as is usually does.I have found that tire foam works the best, will keep it kinda shinny but you can't do anything for the scratches except don't ride it. My black trim is messed up but I can't keep it off it's side, that's my problem!
The way that I look at is if I spent all of the thousands of dollars on my bike, **** right I'm going to take care of it! I'm very proud of my bike and take alot of pride into maintaining it and servicing it. I do all of my own work and find it much easier and pleasing to work on a clean bike when the time comes. And from keeping it clean with the tire foam, each time I ride in deep mud, muddy trails and riding a 125+ miles in the W.V. mountians twice a year each time I spend less time cleaning it and it always looks great when I just rinse it off.I say just drive the @#$% thing. Did you really spend several thousand dollars just to have a showroom quality trophy in your garage to show your friends? I know I bought mine so I could get outdoors and have some fun. I can understand wanting to take some pride in your bike, but I can't understand spending all that time and effort, just to take it out the next weekend and get it all messed up again. I still wash mine, but I don't get too fussy. If I wan't to see it look like the day I brought it home, I just go back to the dealership and look at the new ones on the floor.
Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy the Forman as much as possible. I have atrip planned for 2/8/08 to the W.V. mnts. I'm really looking forward to riding about 120 miles on that Saturday. I'll bring back alot of pics as well.I got to admit olivegreenmachine your bike looks pretty sweet all polished up like that. I guess you could say I'm just a little less ambitious. I try and keep my foreman clean, but I don't know if it will ever be quite that clean again. I may give that tire foam a try, my plastic could use a good cleaning, especially the black. Here's a pic. That's about as good as it gets these days.