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Old 11-28-2007, 02:43 PM
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I know this has probably been asked already but, what brand or type of cleaner does everyone use to wash their bikes with? I have a power washer too. I need something to not only clean dirt and mud, but the oily residue around the head/pipe junction.

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:03 PM
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Truck wash! that's what they call it here, don't know what it is over there.
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i spray the gunky parts with a degreaser and let it sit for a few seconds, i then hose it and the rest of the bike off, this usually takes a while depending on where i previously rode, i then wipe everything down, and spray it again, i do this until all dirt residue is gone, then i wipe down the bike with wd-40 it works great i also notice when it gets dirty again and i wash it the dirt comes off alot easier, i then re-lube my chain, cause the degreaser cuts through the chain lube, when i ride in muddy conditions i usually take all my plastics off and and give it a severe cleaning also re-grease axle bearings ect., just my .02 cents hope it helps if i am doing anything inccorect please inform me though this method has worked well for me thus far
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:07 PM
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sorry but forgot this if you use a high pressure to wash the bike a good investment would be a exhaust plug and an air filter cover sorry if your already aware of this, but they make it so easy to wash your air boke and the rest of the bike with the plastics off
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:23 PM
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i use awesome...they sell it at the dollar store
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i use awesome...they sell it at the dollar store
Now there's a man who counts his pennies!
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hahaha
ur funny pjg
i hate the dollar store but when i found out they had something tht would clean my bike i was a happy camper
dawn foam dish soap works good as well
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hahaha
ur funny pjg
i hate the dollar store but when i found out they had something tht would clean my bike i was a happy camper
dawn foam dish soap works good as well
That soap was what you used on your dads shirt right!
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no doubt dawn foam and spray n wash
better combo than batman and robin
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no doubt dawn foam and spray n wash
better combo than batman and robin
hey! i had a Batman suit when i was a kid about 40 years ago!
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