By: Anonymous: Kilnstone ()  Saturday, 21 April 2012 @ 06:16 PM ICT (Read 1690 times)  

I'm going to have to run my new Honda CBR250R, nearly every day, right through the raining season. How can I keep it looking pristine?

By: news (offline)  Saturday, 21 April 2012 @ 06:27 PM ICT  

Ok, don't panic. There's no reason why your Honda CBR250R should get destroyed by the raining season, as it has excellent build-quality. The most important things is regular washing – at least once a week, and at least twice a week when the roads are covered with water. This doesn't need to be a thorough scrub every time – just a good drenching to get rid of corrosive road scum. Avoid crashes by slowing down; and ditch your IRC tires for some with a higher road grip.

It's obviously also important to give your chain a regular clean and lubrication, at least weekly. Use a protective spray, on all exposed metal components, to minimize rust. It's more important to lubricate the cables through the raining season, too, so it's a good idea to give them a thorough service, including lubrication of the pistons, at least once, halfway though the raining season.

The toughest, most durable protection for paintwork is a protective plastic film, I saw some awesome stuff on my last visit to Sampeng market in Chinatown, Bangkok.



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By: Anonymous: greasemonkey ()  Sunday, 22 April 2012 @ 07:41 AM ICT  

Yes, change the tyres, the stock IRC tyres are dangerous in the rain.

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