Posted July 25, 2001 - 07:42 AM
- Electric powered
- Compressed air powered
- Gas powered
What's best? I'd probably wash the car with it too. I don't feel like overspending on one if a lesser one will do.
Posted July 25, 2001 - 07:53 AM
01 YZ426F, 99 YZ400F, 86 XR250, 76 RD400, 71
Heavily Modified Z50
Posted July 25, 2001 - 10:18 AM
Also would my water source have to be pressurized or is a holding tank ok?
Any thoughts guys?
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP, 48PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted July 25, 2001 - 10:56 AM
Posted July 25, 2001 - 11:02 AM
Posted July 25, 2001 - 02:32 PM
Posted July 25, 2001 - 03:50 PM
domo aray gato,
I know better than use a power washer (and don't) but, it would be great to have one for the house and if I ever race, to clean the bike between motos. If you can't be fast, might as well look good
Posted July 26, 2001 - 03:41 AM
IF you want to use it at the track YamaCazi is absolutely correct. Many models of Power Washers require a NPSH, net positive suction head, which is water pressure at the suction of the pump. I had a gas powered PW and now an electric. Both of mine require(d) a NPSH.
MCarp, what did you think of riding in NH? Did Mike68 give our state justice?
Posted July 26, 2001 - 04:53 AM
I think you meant tripm, not mcarp?? I liked the NH so much I MOVED THERE. And I'm not kidding. I spiked my tires and rode all winter with Mike68.
Posted July 26, 2001 - 05:18 AM
Posted July 26, 2001 - 07:07 AM
You are absolutely correct. My head was, once again, in La-La land.
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Posted July 26, 2001 - 07:31 AM
Remenber To Ride Often And Ride Safe.
Posted July 26, 2001 - 08:57 AM
We take along some Castrol Super Clean, or Purple Muscle. Spray that on the engine, hubs, and wheels, as well as any plastic that we don't care about the glossy finish to. (It gets rid of it in one or two washes) The dirt does litterally just melt off...even after sitting a day or two, and being clay based. DO NOT let that stuff sit on more than a minute though, even less (30 seconds) on any chrome or aluminum. It streaks it bad. If you've got silver shiny rims that you want to keep looking new, don't use it on them.
As far as the set-up, we usually have always just dropped a hose into a 30 or 55 gallon drum, standing upright, and sucked it out. We are going to I think though, mount a hose connector to the one opening on the top, and lay the Plastic drum down...adding some pressure. The initial sumping is the worst....
Almost two years ago, dad got in a hurry, and had it sitting on the tailgate of the truck. He backed up, then went forward. Well, the washer fell on the engine, handle, and wheel, breaking a hunk out of the pump casing, bending the main handle all up, and busting off a wheel. Got replacement parts (always nice to have them available!) and works good as new!!
Posted July 26, 2001 - 11:22 AM
Mike is in his early 30's and has been here, I've seen him reply to some posts. He is very busy at work and has been trying to find time to spend time with his kids(dogs) wakeboard, mtn bike and ride the blue beast.
I talk to him daily and will be going up to NH soon for a ride.
Oh the life of a single guy Him not me
Posted July 26, 2001 - 11:56 AM
Posted July 26, 2001 - 07:25 PM
I,m New to the group, just purchased a 01 wr426a few months ago and a friend(yz400f owner) recommended Zep citrus all purpose cleaner. I hosed the bike off and then sprayed Zep all over the bike, waited a few minutes and hosed it off. Takes everything off, leaves no film and only costs $6.99 per gal. @ Home Depot. It's good to be back on a dirt-bike after 9-years.
Hope to see a lot of YZF fans down at
Washougal on Sunday.