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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 03-03-2005, 03:44 AM
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I would say on average after every 2nd or 3rd ride. Normally when it's time to clean the air filter it's time to clean the bike.
man, jim
you took the words out of my mouth......
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:42 AM
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i have heard/seen that power washing your bike ruins the plastic and graphics.

a garden hose and bucket are good enough for me.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:08 AM
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After every ride. But I dont wash the bike unless I can service it after it is washed. I also use a very low pressure power washer.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:42 AM
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I wash it after every ride.

However, I don't get fanatical about it. It's a dirt bike, after all. I never manage to get all the dirt off of it and I'm OK with that. I don't use a pressure washer or anything like it since bearing life is more important than a spotless bike to me.

Now if I can find that winning Powerball ticket, then the bikes will be spotless as I won't have anything better to do all day.
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mine is washed before it goes back on the truck as I normally bring my powerwasher with me.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:37 PM
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I wonder if "trail riders" clean their bikes less than "track riders". I realize most people might be doing both. However, I think there is more pressure to "look good" at the track when you arrive vs arriving at the trails/woods with the bling bling. What do ya think?
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:06 PM
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I wonder if "trail riders" clean their bikes less than "track riders". I realize most people might be doing both. However, I think there is more pressure to "look good" at the track when you arrive vs arriving at the trails/woods with the bling bling. What do ya think?
Heh, heh. Nice point there, chabat. And a valid one me thinks!
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:54 PM
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Definitely. I could care less if my bike is a little dirty when I head out for a trail ride because if it's not dirty when I leave, it soon will be!
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:25 PM
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Definitely. I could care less if my bike is a little dirty when I head out for a trail ride
I'm exactly the opposite kind of. My bike has to be clean before EVERY ride! and right when I get home..I clean it so the mud and dirt dosent cake onto the bike so it get's harder to clean.
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Old 03-06-2005, 07:10 AM
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man, jim
you took the words out of my mouth......

ditto... its usually after every 2nd or 3rd ride for me

usually I take 2 hours out of my day... clean the bike till its spotless, clean the airfilter, change the oil, adjust the chain, check tire psi, and do whatever else is on the usual maintenance list
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I would wash my bike for the fact that a clean bike that is well-taken care of will take care of you in the long run. Who cares if people at a racetrack see your clean bike for .5 seconds as you pull in to park.
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:56 PM
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I think I might be too anal about cleaning my bike, seeing how I spray it off after every time I come off the track,with the water hose at the track, usually around 10 to 12 laps, then I fully clean it after my riding session for the day is done. Plus I change my clean all my airfilters after every riding session and I bring an extra one to the track so that I can change it out half way through the day.
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Old 03-10-2005, 08:40 PM
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I also suffer from bike cleaning O.C.D. I let it go for a long time with no wash recently...and the rusty chain reminds of that every time I see it now. Once I get started cleaning it I become a man obsessed...I use the pressure washer, scrub brush, handtoil, air compressor and any other implement I can find to get all the dirt off
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:46 PM
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I think I clean my soo much is because every time I come off the track and get back on I like to have my rims and plastic shining, granted it'll only stay like that for about a lap or so, but still looks good until then.
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