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Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by AdvRonski View Post
I never use a power washer on my bikes. That always seemed like a great way to get water into all kinds of places it shouldn't be
while the water is one part of the problem it's the dirt forced in with the water that does in seals, bushes, bearings.

Had a customer bring a 2011 bike in that he couldn't even push out of the back of his truck- when I pulled his rear wheel bearings & seals they were full of silt the color of the soil in our area- even though they are -2RS (rubber sealed) bearings. When asked later if he used a pressure washer he replied "How else can I keep it this clean?"

Consider a shock sock or PDS boot, or to save some money use an inner tube around the entire shock, or wrapped around the bottom mount to keep stuff out of the Heim/PDS bushing
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