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Offline Cold Streak

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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011, 10:16:20 am »
Rain = FBW (free bike wash)

I keep all the important stuff clean, like the headlights, mirrors and stuff.  Don't look under the fenders or other similar locales though.

Offline Ron Dawg

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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 02:32:50 pm »

I too like to drink and clean my bikes in the garage on a rainy day, I must be a freak...  :-\
 
And I live in the PNW, so that's alot of drinking!  :chugbeer:

...but I'll bet your bike's clean! :rotflmao:
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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2011, 12:47:35 am »
Well there's the problem - I quit drinking, no wonder my bike's so dirty!
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Offline Conrad

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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2011, 07:53:12 am »

I too like to drink and clean my bikes in the garage on a rainy day, I must be a freak...  :-\
 
And I live in the PNW, so that's alot of drinking!  :chugbeer:


Hmmm, it's raining today and my bike is dirty. I guess I'll be doing some drinking later! Plus the Bears are playing so that's a given anyways.
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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 08:28:48 am »
I'm somewhere in the middle.  I ride my bike every day and I don't clean it every weekend.  I do keep the windscreen, mirrors and headlights clean though.  Every 1-2 months I will go over it with a bucket of water with a few drops of soap and wet rag it, but I have only done one proper washing with a hose since I've had it.  Well, that isn't counting another proper washing where I intentionally rode it in the rain to clean it.  That did the best job of all.

I think overwashing is probably more damaging to a bike's finish than under washing though.

Offline GTRrob

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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2011, 11:24:28 am »
Okay, I admit that I don't detail my bikes often enough.  I once had a license plate frame that stated "Riders ride, posers polish."  I generally just don't worry about it, if you ride every day you can't keep them immaculate, at least I can't.  My windshield is clean, isn't that what matters?  But she was looking a little rough so I spent 2 dollars at the car wash and knocked the critters and major dirt off, and my wife wrote it down on the calender.  ???

I remember that one time you washed your Suzuki...didn't you just put it on its side in the snow and slide it around ;)

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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2011, 01:35:23 pm »
 :D
I wash the '86 before every trip, clean it up during the trip every day and probably don't touch it for weeks after getting home. But I clean it (wash with soap and wax after) usually every month, check the tire pressure, battery connections and fluid, all other fluids. Then take it for a ride to show off.
Gotta' keep it claen and serviced, can't afford another.

hang in there and ride safe,
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Re: You know it's been too long when....
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2011, 10:24:16 am »
Cleaning a bike is therapy. I keep mine clean, when it gets dirty, I wash it. Its easy, it doesn't take very long. Its more than a tool to take my from point A to point B, I'm attatched to it, its part of me, part of who I am, I care about it as I care about myself. I take care of myself, I take care of the bike, when I'm dirty, I bath, when the bike is dirty, I clean it. Its my choice thats all.
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