I haven't taken my trike out for a day ride till this last weekend. At the end of the ride I noticed how dirty my trike is and not sure what is the best way to clean it. What about the chain, gears and chain tube? How do I do that. I gont thing a rag will get it all clean. After I wash the chain and gears I guess I will need put some oil on them, what is good and how do you do that.In Oz, there's a neutral truck wash called CT-18. Interim washes I'll apply watered solution with sprayer, let sit for 15-20mins, and then flush off with rainwater, that's it.
For deep cleans I'll follow up truck wash with wipe washing with car wash, rinse with rainwater. Rarely use chamois afterwards as the rain water is mostly spot free. Ive rarely ever used pressure washers on bikes, not to date on the AT, yes it's been muddy.
Maybe annually, I'll apply wax polish to tank and plastics, and Mr sheen (silicone spray) windscreen to polish out scratches.
I've always sprayed chain with WD-40 and want to know how to clean your tricycle (some say better to use inox but I've gotten long life out of chains), wipe off, then when dry apply chain wax.