To Spray wash or Not...
Posted August 14, 2007 - 06:30 PM
What do yall do regarding cleaning a bike that gets dirty fairly often?
Posted August 14, 2007 - 06:42 PM
Posted August 14, 2007 - 07:40 PM
yup. what he said!! simple green does a great job and doesn't hurt anything. baked on crud requires a bit more elbow grease, but just a good squirt of the green juice and a minute or 2 to loosen the tough stuff and thats all it takes. careful with the high pressure near seals as it will tend to find its way into bearings with the added pressure.
Simple green is good stuff! I use that or CT18 truck wash than blast off with the pressure washer.
Posted August 14, 2007 - 07:55 PM
spray on a dry bike, let it sit for a few minutes and hose off. it works really well. if the bike gets really muddy, then i'll hit it with the pressure washer carefully. don't point the pressure washer at seals or bearing areas.
Posted August 15, 2007 - 07:46 AM
Posted August 15, 2007 - 09:50 AM
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Posted August 15, 2007 - 02:27 PM
Posted August 15, 2007 - 03:04 PM
I'm still too cheap to buy a pressure washer so I still go to the carwash. I hose it off with the soap, then pre-soak it, and rinse with water. I rinse my truck with the wax. My bike still run, look, and feels like new and I've had it 2 years. I've never even greased anything. I've never had water up to the axles either. It doesn't squeak, and there is no rust other than the chain. I'm the same as everyone else with the water. Don't spray directly into bearings or seals and you should be fine. I had a Banshee for 5 years and rode it HARD 3 times a week. I never had to put a bearing in it and I washed it the same way.
Dude, I think I only paid like $60 at OSH for mine. Anyway, like you, I am unfortunately selling my WR, stupid CARB!
Posted August 17, 2007 - 02:07 PM
Posted August 17, 2007 - 03:56 PM
I gave up trying to sell mine. I guess I should take that off, huh?
No luck or just decided not to? Anyway, it's an awesome bike for someone without a street license, and I'd keep it if I could afford two bikes. I've enjoyed this bike a lot more than my old YZ.
Sorry to highjack the original thread, my humble apologies...
Posted August 19, 2007 - 06:22 PM
Posted August 19, 2007 - 06:25 PM