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View Poll Results: How often do you clean your ride??
After every ride before it gets put away! 72 75.00%
After every 3 or 4 rides. 20 20.83%
Twice a year. 2 2.08%
I still don't know what the original color of the plastic is!! 2 2.08%
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:11 AM
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i dont have to look at my bike every time i go to the garage to get in the car... but thats only bekuz my bike dosent stay at my house so i must say i clean it mabey every 4 times i go riding
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Old 08-27-2004, 04:24 AM
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i voted after i park it. normally if i get bored, rather i ride it or not. i go out and put the hose to work. i like to see it shine :# nothing like the glimmer
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:44 AM
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After every ride I wash my bikes. I stop off at a car wash and pressure wash them on the way home. They are dry and clean before I roll them into the garage. I put them on a stand and lube the chain and call it done.

On my KTM about a couple of days later I will clean the expansion chamber and polish it back out. I also take the polish rag to the kick starter, the brake pedel, shifter, the brake/clutch levers and the swing arm.

I find a clean bike a lot easier to work on and check. A oil or coolent leak location is a lot easier to spot on a clean bike.

Now as clean as I keep them sitting in the garage all bets are off when it rolls off the trailer. I really don't care how muddy and filth it gets during a ride.
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Old 08-27-2004, 09:52 PM
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I say i wash it befor i park it and sometimes when i just get the crap beet out of me at the track i just take a nap and my dad puts it up and when i dont want to do my home work and im bored i go clean it
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:44 PM
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Alright i voted i still dont know dot know what the original color of the plastic is but in reality probly twice a year. I know that sounds horible but i change my oil and oil filter alot, change the air filter alot, and always make sure the chain is well cleaned and lubed. However the quad i clean every 3 rides even if it doesnt look dirty. I never let the quad touch mud so it doesnt get 2 dirty.
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:07 PM
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sheesh...you guys and your clean bikes.
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:21 PM
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sheesh...you guys and your clean bikes.
You got it!
Its the ONLY way to be!

I seriously can't let mine sit, or it would rust for all of the salt air from the coast!

Now THAT would be a very VERY bad thing!:zap
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:10 PM
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ya same here, my chain rusts bad if i dont clean it every freaken time.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning the ride

Sort of related to cleaning:

Once some of the paint is worn off the cases & frame where your boots rub, do you guys let it go or repaint?

If you do repaint, do you do a touch up job, or remove the motor and strip/repaint the whole thing?

I have this issue and have been pondering what to do about it.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:45 PM
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I think I'll be letting it go for now anyway.
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:05 PM
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After saving for almost a year and spending as much as I did on a brand new machine, my Garage Queens getting washed after every ride!
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: Cleaning the ride

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Sort of related to cleaning:

Once some of the paint is worn off the cases & frame where your boots rub, do you guys let it go or repaint?

If you do repaint, do you do a touch up job, or remove the motor and strip/repaint the whole thing?

I have this issue and have been pondering what to do about it.
You can chase that all day, touch up paint will look bad and wipe right off on your next ride. There are two answers to this question 1. install bolt on frame protectors before the paint wears off. 2.live with it and wipe the bare metal with a light coat of WD40 after washing, you'll have a nice bright shiny frame showing that looks like it's been ridden. If a little rust gets ahead of you, use white scotch brite and WD40 to clean it off.

And NO, my bike never goes to the track or trail dirty. Not as clean as prags or satches but close.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:31 AM
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Everyone used to call me the "dirty bird" at the track. 75% of the time I'd race w/ a completley brown bike. My dad would get pissed I don't really know why he cared so much? I think I ususually never cleaned it because my bike was used an already dirty, but with this sexy looking crf2fiddy, theres no way, that after every race and practice I aint gonna clean it.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:31 AM
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I am looking for something different to wash my bikes with. I hate how the Honda red turns to "pink" after 6 months. Is this from the sun or the soap?

Anyway thinking of white plastic for my cr.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:35 AM
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Use s100.
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Old 02-26-2005, 12:32 PM
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Use s100.
Same here. Except I use the expensive kind. the Honda Bright. ( and I was my bike after every ride )
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:16 PM
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i should wash her everytime, but I have skipped a few.
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Old 02-26-2005, 04:31 PM
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I power wash it on the carwash after every ride. The bike is totally dry by the time I get home.
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Old 02-26-2005, 06:27 PM
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I power wash it on the carwash after every ride. The bike is totally dry by the time I get home.
i like to use those machines where you put in 2 dollars and get like 10 minutes. it still takes a couple washes to get the pounds of mud off it.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MV930
After saving for almost a year and spending as much as I did on a brand new machine, my Garage Queens getting washed after every ride!
I'm totally on the same page with you MV! I usually haul 3 CRF's behind my Yukon. The bikes are worth more than the truck and trailer. They almost always get washed before being put up. There is an exception now and then with an injury or something. : But for the most part, I will make every effort to ensure these high-dollar thumpers last as long as possible.
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