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Old 05-25-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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cleaning bike

hi i was just wondering if there was a bike shop where i can take my bike to have it cleaned ( meaning washing, waxing) all da good stuff... im a lazy guy so i wanna pay to do a full bike detail....

i live in the SW part of houston...

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Old 05-25-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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i think precision cycles on westheimer close to hwy 6 also cleans bikes. they're behind the whataburger
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ive been told by a certain dealership that washing a bike conventionally (hose and soap) could damage certain components of the bike. i always assumed these things were built to be water proof. which way is best?
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ive been told by a certain dealership that washing a bike conventionally (hose and soap) could damage certain components of the bike. i always assumed these things were built to be water proof. which way is best?

i imagine the hose wouldn't be a problem as long. i would not use high pressure though just wet it and wipe it down.

i really have no idea though. i just use a wet rag. my bike rarely gets dirty since i dont ride in the rain. a few bugs here and there
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i use a hose, because theres ALOT of road grime that gets built up.
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oh and a tip ~ WD40 takes off chain grease with ease...like on the swing arm,rims,sprocket...

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i think Patrick said what chasee69 said, as long as it's not a high pressure hose (like the ones at those carwash ports), you should be good. i just use a hose, with a spray handle, but spray soft. finish it off with honda spray and polish..... and armor-all JK

can't remember what website, but someone said they just put their bike in the bed of their truck,and went through a carwash, LOL
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Just be very careful with WD40 -- get NONE of that on the rubber. I also think that Bubbles will do a Bike wash by hand.
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i have n 04 r6 not much dirty but just wanna have it really cleaned around da dash, wheels, im too lazy to get between hard to get to spots..

but thx guyz
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i use s100 and a pressure washer...of course i know what i am doing though and don't hit the wheel bearings and chain and so on
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i use some beer and a water hose, works well
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beer works great for repairs too!
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