Motorcycle Detailing Kit
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld
We've covered about 80 Bajillion motorcycle cleaners,
polishes and waxes and just about every other type of
chemical for cleaning motorcycles known to science .
And believe me, there are many more on the way...
But here's an interesting product that can help get
all of those cleaners into the little nooks and crannies
that make motorcycle detailing such a pain.
Pimp Stixxx (yep, that's what they call 'em and that's
how it's spelled) is a motorcycle detailing tool kit
consisting of four vinyl-coated aluminum threaded rods
that can be assembled in various combinations. The
kit also includes seven different plastic tips that are
screwed on to the ends of the rods.
Cover one of the tips with a rag (some thin soft
cotton rags are supplied with the kit) and the tool can
be used to clean all of those hard-to-reach places that
make the difference between a pro detailing job and a
The product seems to be aimed at the custom cruiser
market and I can understand how the kit would help an
owner detail all of that chrome and polished aluminum in
and around a big V-Twin engine.
But we've used it to clean the dust and grime that
get into the really hard to reach places like under a
set of carbs or up over the top of a camshaft cover on
an inline four cylinder engine.
One of the best uses I've found for the Pimp Stixxx
kit is cleaning wheel hubs. I don't know about
those narrow 21-inchers on the big cruisers, but
cleaning down behind a set of dual disk rotors on a 17"
sportbike tire is nearly impossible without this kit.
I cleaned up the front and rear hubs on the Ducati
GT1000 using the 6" 45-degree rod attached to the 6"
straight rod and either the 1/2" chisel or Ball Head
Any old T-shirt rag can be used to wrap around the
tip and I've also used a piece of thin foam padding that
I attached with a rubber band. Spray some cleaner
on the rag and have at it. I found that spraying
the cleaner on the rag works best, rather than spraying
the cleaner on the part and then trying to clean it up
with a dry rag.
Spraying the cleaner on the rag first allows better
control. Just remember that the relatively small
surface area presented by the rag on the cleaning tip
won't hold much cleaner, so it may take a lot of back
and forth to keep applying the cleaner to the tip.
It's also important to keep moving the rag to a clean
section to prevent it from wearing away, which can
result in the tip scratching the aluminum or chrome.
The Pimp Stixxx kit comes with one 6" and one 12"
straight rod, one rod with a 45-degree bend and one with
a 90-degree bend. The tips include the 7 different
types shown in the photo below. The thin tips can
also be used to clean in between the cooling fins of an
While I'm not sure I could say that the Pimp Stixxx
motorcycle detailing kit is must-have, it's the only way
I've found to clean some of those impossible to reach
spots like wheel hubs. The kit also works great
for detailing a car engine. If you're a real
cleaning fanatic or if you're getting that Kustom
Kruiser ready for the next show, this kit's for you.
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Pimp Stixxx Motorcycle Detailing Kit
Suggested Retail Price: $27.99
Comments: Sold in many motorcycle shops
specializing in cruisers.