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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and I just picked up my bobber a few days ago. This is my first brand new bike and I want to maintain the new look for as long as possible.

I have heard good reviews in regards to using GT85 to protect the engine, however being in Australia it seems near impossible to source.

Does anyone have any knowledge/suggestions on what I can use as an alternative?

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase! Sorry, I have no recommendations for your question.
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I too have no recommendations regarding the GT85 alternative, but welcome to the forum.
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Oops ignore me please, i dunno either

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The GT85 that I know of is for bicycle chains. I think you could find better products for your motorcycle.

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The GT85 that I know of is for bicycle chains. I think you could find better products for your motorcycle.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Bobber. Regarding GT85, everything Iíve read about it is from bicycling, not moto mags and even they admit that while itís a good all around product for many things, suggest that there are specific products that are far better for individual uses. So, for example, there are better chain lunes, overall cleaners, etc. One thing they all say is not to get that stuff anywhere near your brake pads. I would decide what it is you want to clean and protect and then look for reviews of products designed for that. Iíd make some suggestions but, donít know the Aussie market well enough. Iíll bet your moto store will, though.
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I've been using ACF 50 and it's excellent .....A must have for the raw aluminum Finishes on the bike
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Im using wd 40 with ptfe and seems to be working
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Well, with respect to the use of GT85, based on Stuartís tips, I stand corrected. If my bike could look as good as his, itís a pretty good testimony. Of course, if itís not available in Australia, I guess there are probably some other good options.
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