So if that post holds the ‘considered’ top two products, why then the need for this post? Simply some people havent heard of the products above or have been fed mis-information on the use (or usefulness) of these others.
A few points from my own experience:
WD40 is brilliant, but not as a winter protection product for a motorcycle, please don’t be using it as that!
FS365 is a good product for frequent use, and by frequent I mean after ever ride, which can be quite costly.
Personally, I use ACF-50 and between applications or after a particularly wet ride out I then cold rinse the bike and give it a good liberal dose of FS365. I don’t know how necessary that is or isn’t but me me it has left my bikes spotless, winter after winter.
As I have mentioned, demonstrated (and used) I am a huge fan of ACF50 as the main protectant for my motorcycles. I have been using it for many years and the results still impress me, and make sure any time I am asked ‘what should I use’ I can give and honestly mean a hearty recommendation to ACF50.
However, like all things, products can be improved upon (or worsen with revisions), can be changed, even new products can take an undisputed crown, and for that reason it is important to stay on top of any new developments in the market and keep an eye open for anything new that is making waves.
Winter is coming. For some that may mean very little, maybe a touch colder, a touch wetter, but nothing to worry about. However for us in the UK it means salt. Cheap, nasty salt that gets thrown over every road whether it is +6 degrees or -6. Although to be honest it is more likely on the +6s!
So the roads get salted, and that is a good thing. It is for road safety, to stop ice and keep us on the black stuff and out of the nearest hedge, whether you are on two or four wheels.
However the salt may as well be concentrated sulphuric acid as far as your bike is concerned. It will corrode it and destroy anything metal or shiny within a matter of hours, leaving your pride and joy looking like a neglected rust bucket, and you will pretty much be able to watch as the £££s fall off the bike’s value.
However all is not lost! Enter ACF50. This wonder juice treats your bike to a protective coating that prevents (and if necessary stops any further) corrosion from even happening.
The product itself is an oil based liquid that you spray everywhere (except brake components and tyres – as basically it will make them too slippery to stop you or keep you upright – honestly do not put ACF50 anywhere near the brakes or tyres). Once on it works itself into every nook and cranny of the bike protecting everything it touches.
Another article I found really useful in researching and subsequently choosing what winter protection to use can be found here :
I thought this would be a good potential way to attack, but not necessarily kill two birds with one stone. I recently purchased some ACF-50 (Anti Corrosion Formula 50) to treat and protect my new bike for the rest of the winter, from the rest of the winter, and after much reading ACF-50 seems to be the product to do that!
Here is how I have described it on my YouTube Video…