How do I safely wash and maintain my Maeving RM1?Updated 7 months ago
Regularly cleaning your RM1 will keep it looking good and maintain the quality of the product. Following these guidelines will ensure it stays in peak condition:
Do not use cleaning products that are acidic or harsh. Only use pH-neutral products designed for motorcycle or car cleaning.
Do not use high-pressure water sprays as these can cause damage to bearings and electrical components.
Do not squirt water directly at the wheel, swingarm, or headstock bearings. This can force the grease out of the bearings and lead to premature wear.
During winter, it’s a good idea to spray non-painted aluminium parts with a transparent protective spray.
Take care when cleaning the seat, instruments, and electrical components. Use a pH-neutral cleaner and minimise the amount of water used.
If there are dead insects or tar residue on your RM1, use a good-quality tar remover and follow the instructions on the bottle.
To safely wash your RM1, follow the steps below:
We recommend that you do not wash your RM1 in direct sunlight.
Rinse the bike with cool water to remove any loose dirt or grit.
Using a pH-neutral car or motorcycle shampoo, wash your RM1 with a non-abrasive sponge, soft cloth, or lambswool wash mitt.
Rinse your cloth regularly during washing to ensure that no grit gets into it as this could scratch the surfaces of your RM1.
After cleaning, rinse your RM1 thoroughly with plenty of clean water. This will ensure there is no detergent residue left on the bike, which could cause damage to component finishes.
Dry the bike with a clean, soft microfibre drying cloth, ensuring there are no areas where water has collected, as this could leave marks.
To remove water between the discs and pads, gently push the bike and then apply the brakes.
After drying, painted surfaces can be polished and coated in good quality automotive wax to provide a high-quality shine.