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Old 01-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question This sounds suspicous...

Ok, so I was riding down westheimer 2day I thought, Hey, why not get my bike washed. So, as I was contemplating either taking it to the dealer and them charging me $100+ for it to be detailed vs me doing it for free but taking all day to do it, I came across a bubbles carwash. I wondered if they washed bikes so I asked them. Get this, they charge $25 bucks to wash and wax a bike that only takes an hour to do. Crazy right? $25 is a of a good deal to wash a bike and bubbles specializes in cleaning vehicles right? What do you think?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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Ive asked them the same thing before and gotten the same answer. I haven't used them to clean my bike so I can't tell you if they do a good job or not.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
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i dont think bubbles will do a better job then the dealership...
i say save $100 and do it yourself
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:18 PM   #5
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I wouldnt let anybody wash my bike.....
Guys could drop it trying to straightin out wheel to wash it or knock off Kickstand
Dont know what to get wet and not too, like sprayin water in your Exhaust Pipe
they might even Armor-All the tires not knowin thats a big No No
Just to many variables, DO IT YOURSELF AND RESPECT THE BIKE A LITTLE MORE!
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I wouldnt let anybody wash my bike.....
Guys could drop it trying to straightin out wheel to wash it or knock off Kickstand
Dont know what to get wet and not too, like sprayin water in your Exhaust Pipe
they might even Armor-All the tires not knowin thats a big No No
Just to many variables, DO IT YOURSELF AND RESPECT THE BIKE A LITTLE MORE!
armor all the tires, smh^^
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or wash it yourself.....
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:33 PM   #8
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I wouldnt let anybody wash my bike.....
Guys could drop it trying to straightin out wheel to wash it or knock off Kickstand
Dont know what to get wet and not too, like sprayin water in your Exhaust Pipe
they might even Armor-All the tires not knowin thats a big No No
Just to many variables, DO IT YOURSELF AND RESPECT THE BIKE A LITTLE MORE!
I totally agree with you, I am just saying. It sounds crazy for them to charge so little on a job that is so complex. I was really wondering had anybody ever had them wash a bike before and what were the results. I actually thought about having them do it to free up some time but I came to the same conclusion you did. In fact, they went so far to say that I would have to be responsible for parking the bike in the rear while they got setup, which is obvious to me. And BTW, I have all the respect for my bike, which is why Bubbles hasn't touched it.
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I wasnt talkin like that kinda respect, the kind that you get from doin things yourself and after bustin your all day on it, sitting back and sayin, "I did that sh*t!" Thats HAVING Respect for your bike! Wise choice by you
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:45 PM   #10
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Gee there are some rich people here.

Typically I just go to a coin operated car wash, (need to be careful on decals and radiators but its good for getting under the bike and under the fenders, then towel dry.

Handwashing is also good.

The more you put your hands and eyes on your bike the more you will catch things loosing up, wearing, etc.
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i have taken my bike there a couple times never had any probs with them. If they needed it moved they always sent somebody to me and asked if i could move it for them. Its worth the $25 to me
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I preferably just do it all myself. Best and cheapest way to wash your bike. If you don't have time eh it's a bike, it's bound to get dirty, wash it when you make time!
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how do you keep white wheels clean
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Bubbles would probably pressure wash it lol
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