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November 26th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

Hi,

I have a 2010 FE390 and when I bought it, it had some swingarm protectors fitted. I've just taken them off and there is some dirt staining on the arms. What's the best way to clean these? I've tried soap and water but am looking for something more potent that won't damage the alloy.

Also, is it ok to remove the chain guard? I use the bike only for trial riding.. no road use at all.

Many thanks, Graham
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November 26th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

Try some alloy wheel cleaner.

As for removing the chain guard, personally, I wouldn't. It's there for a reason.
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November 26th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #3
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

Try some acetone on a ragif it dosnt work try a little thinners and that will work. Had the same problem
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November 26th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #4
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

WD40 and steel wool or Scitchbrite. It works very well.
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

use traffic film remover and a brush or swafega and a scourer

get rid of the chain guard you don't need it.
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

Thanks for the reply's, I'll let you know how I go.
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November 28th, 2011, 01:43 AM   #7
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

FYI - I used WD40 and scotchbrite as I had them on hand and they worked well. When you first put it on and scrub, everything goes grey/black but that cleans off easily.

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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

What kind of guards were they? Were they the plastic like these http://www.hyderacing.com/images/pro...p_sap_94_l.jpg?
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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

I'm running without the Chain Guard. The FX models did not have a Chain Guard.

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Re: 2010 FE390 - Cleaning the swingarm

Originally Posted by wthemechanic
What kind of guards were they? Were they the plastic like these http://www.hyderacing.com/images/pro...p_sap_94_l.jpg?
Where do you get them from? Also does anyone know of any sort of cover/protector to stop boot rub on the clutch and alternator covers?
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