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Washing Bike @ the car wash

Last year I saved a guy from drowning, anyhow he gave me a key to his carwash, I use it all the time for my cars, but is good to use on a new bike?
would you guys use a carwash?

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No way on my new bike. On the '98 I was lazy and let it get really dirty sometimes, so I did spray it off at the car wash first then finished it at home. One thing is the water and soap running out of those places are slick ass hell so watch out if you deciede to go that route.




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I never take my bike to a carwash & very rarely take my truck to one. I have found that when I am done washing my truck it still has dirt on it that will only come off by hand, so I tend to wash my vehicles at home.
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The bike...No Way, maybe the truck if its real nasty, but then I still finish at home.

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Are we talking about the drive thru car washes, or the kind where you have a high pressure sprayer that mixes in soap that you gotta work by hand?

If we are talking about the spray kind, I use those for both truck and bike all the time. Then again, I'm not as anal about detailing as most on here.. Just need it clean enough to not be dirty.




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I would pay money to watch someone go through an automatic car wash on a bike...




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I would pay money to watch someone go through an automatic car wash on a bike...




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How much? This might be amusing enough to make a video....




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Are we talking about the drive thru car washes, or the kind where you have a high pressure sprayer that mixes in soap that you gotta work by hand?

If we are talking about the spray kind, I use those for both truck and bike all the time. Then again, I'm not as anal about detailing as most on here.. Just need it clean enough to not be dirty.
O My, someone call the directors of Jackass, we could get rich forthat one.

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i work in a dealership so i just clean the bike or truck at work during lunch or after work.

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Hi All-

If my rims were really dirty I might be tempted to spray off the oil and road grit with a powerwasher...especially if I had keys to the carwash! One would need to be really careful to avoid the spraying the hubs.

As far as cleaning plastic bodywork is concerned...it doesn't take too long out in the driveway with a regular gardenhose and a bucket of lukewarm soapy water.

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