Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
If the seats and or black parts of the fairing and such are extremely faded from the sun all the shine em up stuff in the world will only work for a week or so. It soon soaks in, rubs off , or gets washed off in the rain or whatever. Does not last long.
I have used vinyl dye on some really faded stuff. Put it on a cotton ball and very carefully coat the surface you want to bring back to life. Use two or three coats if need be. Let it soak in overnight and coat it again.
Let it dry good and then shine it up with one of the products like Nu vinyl or something.
I have even used regular old paste shoe polish on black parts at times. It will eventually fade again too, but lasts a lot longer than other things. Put it on and buff it off just like shining shoes. But if ya use shoe polish on the seat, do not wear fancy dress pants for a quick trip to the corner gas station.....at least not for a week or so.
The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI