View Full Version : 1998 Honda super hawk

05-25-2020, 06:20 PM
I was able to pick up a super hawk for 1k it has 80 k miles on the bike but 20 k miles on the engine..
itís dirty everywhere
I have been taking dirt off in layers with degreasers but going slow
any advice

08-20-2020, 09:57 AM
Still trying to clean it up and having trouble with the neglected aluminum swing arm
Badly stained. Any input Thanks

08-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Was the swingarm on that bare aluminum, or was it cleared like a wheel?

What sorts of products have you been using?

Neat bike by the way!

08-20-2020, 12:48 PM
Thanks looks like bare aluminum but the frame looks to be clear coated

08-20-2020, 12:49 PM
Been using BLACKFIRE apc and w99 apc

08-20-2020, 12:51 PM
Also never dull clothes and optimum metal polish with 000 steel wool

Jimmy Vegas
08-20-2020, 02:27 PM
I've had luck on my '88 Magna with Flitz (https://www.autogeek.net/flmepopare1o.html) on a yellow applicator pad.

Most of Honda's aluminum was clear coated, but if someone stripped it to polish, it's going to take some elbow grease to get it to shine again. Mother's (https://www.autogeek.net/mo5101.html) is another good choice.

I used aircraft remover to strip the stator cover and sprocket cover as the clearcoat was stained and failing. I did a precursory polish with Mother's on a cotton buffer on my power drill. (Plan on doing a deep polish over the winter.)


Jimmy Vegas
08-20-2020, 09:15 PM
I have been taking dirt off in layers with degreasers but going slow
any advice

I have had good luck with Amazing Roll Off (https://www.autogeek.net/amazing-roll-off.html) on engines, and have used S100 (https://www.autogeek.net/s1geltocycl.html) at my previous shop. But would go with Roll Off given the choice.