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Offline D16PJM

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washing
« on: March 12, 2020, 06:01:48 PM »
Been out today, the weather was not great and some of the roads were quit muddy but i have never known a bike pick up the crap off the roads like this one. the other bikes i was with were not as bad as the big tiger.

one other thing how are people clean the bottom of the clean, (inside) behind the clocks.

Pete


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Re: washing
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 06:20:07 PM »
Ive just about given up cleaning mine as every time I ride it I come home with it dirty. As for behind the clocks I spray it with acf50 and just leave it.

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Re: washing
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 06:36:35 PM »
What is this "washing" and "cleaning the bottom" you lads are chattering 'bout?
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Re: washing
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 07:33:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
What is this "washing" and "cleaning the bottom" you lads are chattering 'bout?
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:008: :008: I give it a wash every now and then when people ask what colour the bike is.

It does look great after a wash to be fair but I don't clean every nook and cranny.
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Re: washing
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 07:41:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
:008: :008: I give it a wash every now and then when people ask what colour the bike is.

It does look great after a wash to be fair but I don't clean every nook and cranny.

Mine is an earthly grayish greenish dirt color  :745:

I'm giving people a hard-time but it's just a light-hearted attempt at a joke; I know it comes from love.  :821:
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Re: washing
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 07:41:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by D16PJM [+]
Been out today, the weather was not great and some of the roads were quit muddy but i have never known a bike pick up the crap off the roads like this one. the other bikes i was with were not as bad as the big tiger.

one other thing how are people clean the bottom of the clean, (inside) behind the clocks.

Pete
If you must It's a 2 minute job to take the screen off with the allen key in the toolkit, easy to clean then. I have a 2018 XCa and and am lucky enough to be able to ride it all year round, it spends most of its time unwashed and has never been ACF50'd, it is none the worse for it either.

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Re: washing
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 12:30:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
If you must It's a 2 minute job to take the screen off with the allen key in the toolkit, easy to clean then. I have a 2018 XCa and and am lucky enough to be able to ride it all year round, it spends most of its time unwashed and has never been ACF50'd, it is none the worse for it either.
Ditto.
I gave mine its 6 monthly quick clean before going on a club ride to a weekend away.  Didn't want to look too shabby up against all the gleaming BMWs.
Life is too short to spend cleaning a bike.  Would rather be riding it.  Besides, its less disappointing when getting rain & mud on it, if I didn't clean it beforehand.
I don't use any protective spray, just a bit of WD40 to get tar off the exhaust and rims.
(But I don't ride on roads which have been salted.)

Yes its a pain trying to clean between all the plastic bits at the front.  -I think they were designed by a committee.  Silly design.

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Re: washing
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 09:05:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
Yes its a pain trying to clean between all the plastic bits at the front.  -I think they were designed by a committee.  Silly design.

All bike designers should be forced to clean & maintain all bikes they design......preferably in the spring after a full winter's riding.

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Re: washing
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 09:38:51 AM »
This one's REALLY easy to clean!


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Re: washing
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 03:49:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
All bike designers should be forced to clean & maintain all bikes they design......preferably in the spring after a full winter's riding.

it's raining. the bike is getting a wash... happy kitty
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