"Bike Wash..."

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Zeid, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :roflMe...you'll find me on the back roads well away from the crowds. But who can resist turning at a wash and let the girls go at the bugs.Only if I happen onto one when riding and need some cooling off. But I'll talk to just about anybody on the road.:D

    GS rider last summer on the ferry...Oh you must have come from xxx road I said.:clap How do you know he said??? Well look at that mud/dust.:eek1 Yeah he said there must have been a storm the gravel road was all wet. Storm no I said, they probably sprayed Calcium Chloride again for dust abatment,stuff is nasty to BMWs, better go wash that bike quick.:rofl

    From Wyoming, I guess they don't spray the gravel roads there, told him to taste the dust/mud on his bike.:wink:
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  2. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    They actually did a pretty fair job. They used a bunch of anti scratch HD cleaning equipment, soaps, sponges, drying clothes. There's one thing you gotta' give HD is that they KNOW their cleaning accessories. They were very thorough and the whole thing was free although I was a gentlemen and gave a tip :evil Totally worth the time, was a couple of Canadian ADV riders there as well with their Harley's but the guy said he also had a V-Strom 650 and a Multistrada that he's taken up to the Arctic Circle. Glad I went!

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  3. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    It was pretty cool to see that old dude in a wheel chair heading over to his trike in the first photo.

    Something about squirting cold water onto a hot engine just bothers me... but overall, yeah, HD people are going to be one hell of a lot more picky about paint scratches and such than I'll ever be.
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  4. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    No river crossings evar?
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  5. Wraith Rider

    Wraith Rider Banned

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    Yep, great detail. Thank you for mentioning it.
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  6. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Hmm. Good point. Although I sometimes have problems with the "getting across the river" part.

    Bike is fine now, so I guess cold water doesn't do that much damage.

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  7. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I have an RS but it has been places many GS riders never go. It has done low water bridges, moss and ice cold spring water oh my, on a 100 degree day, hit walls of rain, never missed a beat. I don't think it cares.

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  8. Zeid

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    Yeah, the old dude on the trike was really cool. Had a custom wheel chair holder on the back of it. He was able to get out of the chair just long enough to get onto the trike but you could tell he had some major damage done to his legs and wouldn't be able to walk more than a few steps. The trike looked really neat and had some cool details, wish I would have taken a picture of it. Sounded really nice and had some spots to put camping gear, cooler, etc. He obviously travels on it to some extent.
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