Care Products

After Buying a motorcycle there are many things that you may want on top of your brand new machine, this page brings up some products that you may overlook, but we can supply here at 5-Ways, and can go along with your new bike part and parcel, readily installed and ready for you to use upon collection of your brand new bike. 

ACF-50

ACF-50 application £50

ACF-50 for Motorcycles

 

What is it?
ACF-50 (Anti-Corrosion Formula) was originally designed to protect aircraft ACF-50 for Motorcycles from existing and new corrosion and is now available to motorcyclists. Aviation products have to meet rigorously high standards and ACF-50 not only meets these but has been awarded Aviation approvals - MIL-SPEC 81309 types II and III which means it is 'approved for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electrical systems and electronic components. The US Navy carried out tests using ACF-50 on the jets on their Aircraft Carriers. They found that ACF-50 so significantly reduced the corrosion they had previously experienced they now use ACF-50 all the time!

 

It works perfectly in that type of harsh environment so imagine how well it's going to protect your bike!

When applied ACF-50 forms an 'Active' ultra-thin clear film that will kill any existing corrosion cells and will protect your bike against new corrosion forming. On areas such as switches or under the tank and seat, one application will last up to 12 months. Other more exposed areas will need topping up more regularly. ACF-50 has the ability to 'chemically neutralise road salt' and water will bead on contact and bounce off. Ideal for the bike that is used all year round in all weathers, a superb service spray as ACF-50 is also a lubricant and penetrant (without loosening structural attachments) and if you put your bike away for the winter, applying ACF-50 will ensure that moisture will not be allowed to cause any damage! Untreated moisture will creep into cracks and will not freely evaporate - ACF-50 actively ejects moisture from these areas.

 

The Facts
  • Kills existing corrosion and prevents new
  • 'ACTIVE' for up to 12 months
  • Excellent lubricant and penetrant
  • Approved for use on electrics and engines
  • Easily applied non-drying, ultra-thin, clear film
  • Very economical
  • Contains no wax, silicon, Teflon or water
How to Use

 

ACF-50 is 95% product, hence virtually no propellant. Keep the tin in a warm environment, shake very well before use and remember a little ACF-50 goes a long way, so keep a rag handy to soak up any excess - then use the rag to help spread the product. ACF-50 has strong capillary action so will creep into all the areas that moisture can, 'actively' pushing out moisture and replacing it with protection. Go cautiously when applying to callipers to ENSURE YOU KEEP IT OFF THE BRAKES.

 

Use ACF-50 anywhere, except the brakes, on your bike including the engine and exhaust (will smoke on the first start and burn off down pipes but still slows down corrosion process). Safe on paintwork, most rubbers and brings up black plastic trim a treat. ACF-50 contains no water and is approved for electrics so spray directly into electrical joints and components where it will prevent corrosion induced failures and high resistance joints. Works well at stopping dirt, mud and salt from sticking. You can come back from a winter ride with the bike 'white with salt' - a quick wash off and it's gone with the bike still protected.

 

Areas not in direct contact with the elements ie tank/seat areas, electrics require treating approx once a year. Other exposed areas re-apply as necessary. You can tell the product is still 'Active; as water will bead on contact...having no water content and not being water-soluble ACF-50 only dissipates by being 'sacrificial' whilst stopping existing or new corrosion so just re-treat as required.

 

Remember, ACF-50 protects jets on US aircraft carriers! If it works for these jets in these conditions, think how well it's going to work for your bike!

Bike-Seal

Bike-Seal Application - Front and Rear Wheel
Motorcycles: £50

Scooters: £40

 

Fibres

Fibres constitute the backbone of the tyre sealant. The stronger the fibres, the greater the protection for the tyre. The strongest fibres are state-of-the-art synthetic fibres such as those used in tyre cords and bulletproof vests. The more varied the fibres in both length and degree of branching, the faster the seal forms and the more permanent the repair.

Fillers

Once a strong plug is formed by the fibres, the final seal is provided by filler particles that lodge between the fibres to form an effective air-tight plug. The use of these inorganic fillers is imperative for a high-performance sealant.

Suspension Stability 

The function of the liquid in the sealant is the medium by which the fibres and fillers reach the area of the puncture in the tyre. Our products contain anti-corrosive inhibitors which will prevent any damage to the rim or tyre

How it Works

 

As the tyre rotates, the sealant spreads evenly over the inside surface. This is a mechanical process, not a chemical reaction. Immediately a puncture occurs the air pressure in the tyre forces fibre particles and fillers suspended in the sealant to interlock, forming an airtight plug that prevents further air loss. This action is completed within 2–3-wheel rotations.
It happens so fast that riders will often be unaware of the occurrence of a puncture. Later when a tyre is inspected, the cause of a puncture such as a nail can be safely removed. The turning of the wheels will allow the product to cover the damage, therefore internal pressure will assist in forming the plug

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