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Old 08-12-2013, 06:07 AM   #8311
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Midsummer Cleaning

Gave her a midsummer cleaning. Still looking sexy after all these years.

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Old 08-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #8312
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How the hell do you guys keep your bikes so clean? Do you never take them offroad? Powerwash them? Strip them completely down after a ride and clean them like a harley?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #8313
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How the hell do you guys keep your bikes so clean? Do you never take them offroad? Powerwash them? Strip them completely down after a ride and clean them like a harley?
S100 will blow your mind.

After a 30 minute S100 bath...


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Old 08-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #8314
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How the hell do you guys keep your bikes so clean? Do you never take them offroad? Powerwash them? Strip them completely down after a ride and clean them like a harley?
Of course we take them off road. My bike has many scratches, gouges and scars that don't show up in the pictures. I try and hose her down after she gets dirty and she gets a good wash about now and before she goes to bed for the winter. My trick is to "pre-soak" the hard parts with Simple Green, pressure wash, scrub with car wash soap, dry, and rub the plastics down with Nu-Finish.

I do as much work as I can on my bikes and one thing I hate doing is tryin to clean everything while I am working on it for fear of getting dirt in the wrong places.

And you had to use the "H" word, dems fighting words.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #8315
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Pressure wash rocks. When im gonna wrench on the bike i throw everything off and pressure wash the whole thing and dry it with compressed air.

Always want to work on a clean bike! The last thing im gonna do is polish it...it looks bad after a few trips anyway.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #8316
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The best....and I do mean THE best bike wash I've ever used for dirt rides is....get this...shout laundry treatment. I put it in a pump up sprayer. Wet everything down, spray it with the shout, and let it sit. Keep it damp. Five ten mins or so, scrub the really dirty parts with a rag. Spray it off. Works far better than you would think and smells much better than simple green.

Nothing's perfect and some stuff you just gotta scrub but careful use of a pressure washer and shout makes it easier. Cheaper than s100 too

Pledge works great for finishing plastics especially windscreens and unpainted tanks like safaris.

Sa

Taking the pics while she's wet helps too...

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Old 08-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #8317
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Bagged it.



It's nice to be able to have a place to lock up the gear when I get somewhere.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #8318
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Nicely done!

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The best....and I do mean THE best bike wash I've ever used for dirt rides is....get this...shout laundry treatment. I put it in a pump up sprayer. Wet everything down, spray it with the shout, and let it sit. Keep it damp. Five ten mins or so, scrub the really dirty parts with a rag. Spray it off. Works far better than you would think and smells much better than simple green.

Nothing's perfect and some stuff you just gotta scrub but careful use of a pressure washer and shout makes it easier. Cheaper than s100 too

Pledge works great for finishing plastics especially windscreens and unpainted tanks like safaris.

Sa

Taking the pics while she's wet helps too...

Near Perfect looking example of an Adventure!
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #8319
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My after "dirty adventures" routine... I like soapy water, a touch of Gunk orange degreaser, Eagle One all in one wash spray for the plastics, more soapy water. Hand pump sprayer only, no power washer ( hard on the bearings).

And a smidge of Woody Wax on the paint and metals. Seat and natural plastics get Honda spray cleaner/ wax. That lasts up until my next "Dirty Adventure"



Helps that I have extra layers of clear added to the re-paint when I ditched the "Go!!!" logo.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #8320
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I just park up as is...



...and then look for water crossings on my next ride!



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Old 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #8321
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My after "dirty adventures" routine... I like soapy water, a touch of Gunk orange degreaser, Eagle One all in one wash spray for the plastics, more soapy water. Hand pump sprayer only, no power washer ( hard on the bearings).

And a smidge of Woody Wax on the paint and metals. Seat and natural plastics get Honda spray cleaner/ wax. That lasts up until my next "Dirty Adventure"



Helps that I have extra layers of clear added to the re-paint when I ditched the "Go!!!" logo.
Then avoid em
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:19 PM   #8322
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:08 AM   #8323
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I remounted my CF pipe guard/heat shield to the 950. Added a bunch of fiberglass heat shield to it and then used a bunch of washers to help support it and bolted it back on. Feels nice and tight, so I hope it doesn't fall off again.

Then looking into the side stand. I think that I am going to get a plate welded to it finally to make the foot contact patch a little bigger.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #8324
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Wicked Installed orange sprocket

Installed my orange sprocket the bike was supposed to have stock. My awsome dealer go it for me ......No charge!!



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Old 08-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #8325
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