Transform Your Harley With Expert Tricks for Cleaning Forks

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Did you know that regular cleaning can enhance the lifespan of your Harley’s forks by up to 30%? 

Cleaning your Harley’s forks is tricky, but with the right tools and some elbow grease, you can certainly do it on your own.

So, in this article, I’ll show you the process and walk you through it step-by-step to clean your Harley’s forks. 

Let’s begin!

Clean Harley Forks – Step By Step

How to Clean Harley Forks

Firstly, before you begin to clean your motorcycle’s forks, you should gather cleaning supplies. 

This can include your safety gloves, goggles, a bucket, soap, water, a sponge or rag, and soft cloth. 

Step – 1

Park your Harley on a flat, clean surface. If you have a motorcycle stand, use it to keep your bike stable during the cleaning process.

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Step – 2

Fill the bucket with warm, soapy water. Dip the sponge or rag into the bucket and gently scrub the forks. 

Step – 3

Once you’ve loosened and removed the dirt, rinse the forks with clean water. And ensure that you wash off all the soap to avoid any residue.

Step – 4

Then, take your soft clothes and gently dry the forks. Ensure they’re completely dry to prevent rusting.

Step – 5

Now that your forks are clean and dry, you should also inspect them for any damage. If you notice anything unusual, you should resolve them.

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How to Clean Rust from Harley Forks 

To clean rust from Harley forks, firstly, grab some sandpaper. Next, gently rub the rusted area until it’s smooth. Finally, wipe clean with a damp cloth. Repeat these steps if necessary. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on removing the rust from your Harley’s forks and making it like chrome:

1. You’ll need sandpaper, a damp cloth, and a dry towel.

2. Put on your safety glasses and gloves to protect your eyes and hands.

3. Then look at the forks and find the rusty spots.

4. Take sandpaper and gently rub it over the rusty areas. Don’t press too hard; let the sandpaper do the work!

5. Use your damp cloth to wipe away the dust and rust particles. 

6. If you still see rust, you should repeat steps 4 and 5 until it’s all gone.

7. Once you’re satisfied, use a towel to dry the forks. And you can also use some metal polish to make your forks shine again.

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