yeah its always a good idea...but washing it too much will dull your plastic and graphics wont be as shiny because scrubbing puts tiny scratches which eventually will lead to dull looking graphics and plastic.
yeah idk maybe u ppl dont no how to use a washer..psst dont tell no one i told u its sort of a family secret but if u dont put it right next to the graphics they dotn blow off...o and the bearings its call labor u pull them out and grease them
yeah true...but the high pressurized water gets into your sealed bearings and rusts them, it isnt so much a problem with graphics, but like stickers come off super easy when you pressure wash it. I would use a pressure washer if i had one, but not close up like some people do.
Post by Master Yoda on Aug 27, 2005 10:10:45 GMT -5
Alright youngsters... school time. Presure washing will damage you bearings... they push the dirt back into your bearings. First plug your exhaust when you use a washer... never spray the areas that have the bearings, a brush and garden hose will remove the dirt you just have to use some elbow grease. Speaking of grease, grease anything that has a fitting afterwords.. it'll push out any dirt. On seal bearings do the best you can.. you should be tearing down and inspecting every so often anyway. Old school trick... go into you kitchen and steal the "PAM". After your bike is dry spray a layer under your side covers , fenders , and on your linkage/swingarm. It'll help to keep the dirt from sticking. For the shinny side of your bike... PLEDGE, yup the stuff your mom uses for polishing the furnture in the house... Polish your plate, side panles, fenders and tank with it and you'll love the shine . I use the lemon PLEDGE cause I like the smell. Also the dirt comes off so much easier. Just some tricks from an Oldschooler...