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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 01:17:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Rain is the perfect bike washing device:
- Free
- Low pressure
- Self applying
- Zero emission

I've been using it since day 1 (2001) and never regreted it ;-)

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Yeap, this morning we had a torrential downpour here in NY, lightning thunder and all the works. west side highway turned into a parking lot because some idiot had to crash, of course. but the good news is, the bike (and my gear) couldn't have been wetter if I tried to cross the Hudson river without using any of the tunnels or bridges on the bike. squeaky clean - I could hear the brakes squeaking... I think... could be the boots. Man these Sidi Adventures squeak and squeak...  :821:
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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 04:00:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
couldn't have been wetter if I tried to cross the Hudson river without using any of the tunnels or bridges on the bike. squeaky clean
Since when does crossing the Hudson river make anything "clean" ?
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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 04:23:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Since when does crossing the Hudson river make anything "clean" ?
(c;

I didn't say "cleaner" I said "wetter"  :745:
"squeaky clean" part doesn't apply to the Hudson allegory. Also, I had to take something from the bike and man, the dirt and mud on the back side of the top case is a nightmare. I wish somebody was recording me on the road - I am so curious about that rooster effect... hmmm, I always thought the cars stay back out of respect; but maybe they are doing so just to stay away from the spray?  :745:
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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 04:25:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Brianbrd [+]
It's a bike - if you love it you clean it!  :002:
If you love something, set it free!   :038:

Seriously, I give my bike a once-over a couple of times a year. I've got a couple of brushes (one stiff and one soft) that can reach into recesses. But I don't spend any more than about 15 minutes on it.
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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 07:04:39 PM »
i will say if you regularly ( monthly)  give her the once over the dirt comes flying off much easier  :001: id post a picture but its got too difficult to do of my 2012 beauty !
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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2019, 07:56:10 PM »
I want it done properly! :159:

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Re: I need OCD
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 09:08:44 PM »
My bike gets cleaned once a year - I know how to treat the old girl right!

I dont do it myself of course - I know this chap who valets it properly then treats it with ACF50 - then I put her in the garage for the winter!!

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