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Old 11-22-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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ok, when completely washing my bike is there anything i should be aware of? things to do/not do
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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I use a pressure washer...never any issues...just make sure there is no grit on your rags!

NEVER use dish detergant

NEVER armor-all tires

NEVER use plastic cleaners such as windex on windscreen (or your visor)

DRY with a chamois

spray chain with WD-40 immediatly afterwards (to displace water) and re-lubricate

Plan to spend around 45 minutes...take your time...do it in the shade if possible.

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Old 11-22-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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I don't know . It seems evey time I wash my bike , my chain breaks the next time I go for a ride ...
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:18 PM   #4
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alright, thanks. and sorry to hear that md
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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alright, thanks. and sorry to hear that md
never be sorry for MD...he gets to ride with Babs...and now Slim has taken a shine to him
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:46 PM   #6
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alright, thanks. and sorry to hear that md
never be sorry for MD...he gets to ride with Babs...and now Slim has taken a shine to him
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Why not use Windex on screen or visor? Also lube your chain I don't wd it. take your time, take your time, take your time.
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:05 PM   #7
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alright, thanks. and sorry to hear that md
never be sorry for MD...he gets to ride with Babs...and now Slim has taken a shine to him
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Why not use Windex on screen or visor? Also lube your chain I don't wd it. take your time, take your time, take your time.
the windex has solvents that can cloud the plastic over time

best way to clean a visor...regular dishsoap...full strength about a dimes worth..rub it in with your fingers..cover every surface...let it sit...rinse off...perfect every time (you might need to scrape a bit with your fingernails)
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i detail cars/bikes/trucks for a living and when we get a bike in we useually spray the whole thign with a tire acid if you can get it if not a good strong rim cleaner will get it down to the paint ...then after you wash it if there is any tar on the paint get soem wd-40 and spary that on and ill take it off(works GREAT on cars) just make sure you wash that spot again b4 you wax it ....if you want a nice good shine on plastic parts get some vinyel dressing NOT ARMORAL try some pledge or a strict vinyel dressing so it wotn be greasey ..if you need anything else let me know ...
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I use the "mist" spray on my hose, and do the hard work with elbow grease.

Simple Green is a great cleaner, and works on darn near everything in various strengths.

In Northern climates, wash with cold water, not warm, if there is a chance that road salt could be on the bike. Warm water will make the salt more active against your paint.

Take it easy on the volume of water--especially over the seat area where the battery is. Water and electrics = bad things, man.

Create a "system" so that you can do the same things each time. Similar towels for washing, waxing, drying, plastics vs. vinyl, etc.

Clean your wheels, but with your muscles, not with cleaners.

That's about all I can think of...for now.
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That new Mr. Clean spot free wash is great for cars and bikes.
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