Static Strips


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Static Strips

Post by Wheelburr » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:30 am



Whenever I take my Wing out riding it turns into a dust magnet. I can wipe it clean before I leave but when I return it is covered, heavily, with dust. I don't ride on dirt roads. Wondering if anyone has any experience with using static strips or mite have a solution beyond not riding my cycle



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Re: Static Strips

Post by harvey01 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:16 am

My first thought is that something you are using to clean the bike or wipe it down maybe leaving something on the surface that collects and holds dust. Try a different type wax or maybe some Honda Cleaner!

And maybe you need to look closely at where you ride--might just be a dusty area and it is unavoidable. What happens with cars?
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Re: Static Strips

Post by minimac » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:41 am

Try a Cover. They only take a few minutes to put on and take off, and fold up really small. Besides the obvious weather protection, it also helps keep the bike-and seat- cooler when you park.

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Re: Static Strips

Post by dingdong » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:40 pm

Use a cleaner/detailer with carnuba wax. I used to use this exclusively but hard (Almost impossible) to find in stores lately. I have to order it from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Armor-All-78462- ... B001PSN2LA
This product actually repels dust. My 1500 is black so I know from experience. Believe it or not. :shock: Highly recommended.
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Re: Static Strips

Post by dingdong » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:45 pm

minimac wrote:Try a Cover. They only take a few minutes to put on and take off, and fold up really small. Besides the obvious weather protection, it also helps keep the bike-and seat- cooler when you park.
Re-aread the post. LOL.
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Re: Static Strips

Post by MikeB » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:47 pm

Umm.. MiniMac.. the original post is: ;)
Wheelburr wrote:Whenever I take my Wing out riding it turns into a dust magnet. I can wipe it clean before I leave but when I return it is covered, heavily, with dust. I don't ride on dirt roads. Wondering if anyone has any experience with using static strips or mite have a solution beyond not riding my cycle
Your reply probably doesn't quite fit into the realm of possibilities. :P
minimac wrote:Try a Cover. They only take a few minutes to put on and take off, and fold up really small. Besides the obvious weather protection, it also helps keep the bike-and seat- cooler when you park.
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Re: Static Strips

Post by Wheelburr » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:52 pm

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping someone would say they have them on their bike and they do work. I'll just have to keep wiping until I get a chance to try 'em out.

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Re: Static Strips

Post by MikeB » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:59 pm

I did try using one of those rubber static strips in hopes that it would keep the dust off the bike. That was several years ago and it did not work to keep the dust off.
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Re: Static Strips

Post by minimac » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 am

I'm a Dork....I plead temporary insanity due to having a Senior Moment!

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Re: Static Strips

Post by Wheelburr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:17 am

At 67 I can relate minimac!

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Re: Static Strips

Post by steve84 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:50 pm

i had the same problem.i was using a micro fiber towel to dry after washing. i read somewhere that is why my bike was a dust magnet .stopped using it and started using a chamois. no more problem.

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Re: Static Strips

Post by Wheelburr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:28 am

Thanks Steve, thats's exactly what I've been using. :D Maybe you found my problem.

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Re: Static Strips

Post by keithg64 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:29 am

steve84 wrote:i had the same problem.i was using a micro fiber towel to dry after washing. i read somewhere that is why my bike was a dust magnet .stopped using it and started using a chamois. no more problem.
That may be true for washing but most of us use some sort of cleaner or polisher most of the time. I find that dust is attracted to my bike also. And use a mirofiber cloth. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast or maybe we can do something with the microfiber clothes.
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Re: Static Strips

Post by steve84 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:52 am

i think it is the clothes i sometimes wear ie sweat pants. transfers static electric to bike.

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Re: Static Strips

Post by wing rider 2012 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:36 pm

I use McKee's 37 Plex-All. I use it on my windshield and all the plastics on the bike, it cleans and polishes and I don't seem to attract that much dust anymore. It used to be I would clean and polish the bike, then after about 30 minutes the dust was there.


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