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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Feb 12 2012, 08:44

This may be a daft/strange question but you know some of the garages have these doityourself hand washers instead of the big drivethru ones now - can you do the bike with them or are they too powerful? My hose doesn't reach the bike so I have to trudge up and down with buckets which doesn't inspire me to wash the bikes (not that I'd be any more likely to ride to a garage to wash it!) Just wondered if the pressure would be too strong to use one on it.
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Post  Rampers Sun Feb 12 2012, 09:02

I used them on my old bike all the time it's just the same as a standard jet wash that you buy from Argos etc, it's just that the timing is used for a car so it will mean your bike will get longer soapy time and a longer rinse. Just make sure that the chain is lubed afterwards as you would normally.
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Post  furball Sun Feb 12 2012, 09:37

Ezzy's Mum! wrote: My hose doesn't reach the bike

Why not buy a longer hose?

Davie

EDIT: Or move the bike closer to the hose?












LOL rofl


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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Feb 12 2012, 10:17

Can't get one long enough or haven't managed so far - maybe I'll just have to fork out for a decent one that way I might find one long enough!
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Post  Rampers Sun Feb 12 2012, 10:19

You could always join 2 together. :lol3:
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Post  Rosco Sun Feb 12 2012, 10:58

Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Can't get one long enough or haven't managed so far - maybe I'll just have to fork out for a decent one that way I might find one long enough!

Typical woman Wink
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Post  SteveCat Sun Feb 12 2012, 12:08

They too powerful Suzie, used one on two occasions and it might be co-incidence but I had problems quite soon afterwards.

Not having the facility for a hose, I bought a Hozelock pump up 'car washer'. It's basically a garden sprayer type thing with different fittings and a picture of a car on it instead of flowers Very Happy
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Feb 12 2012, 12:35

Rosco wrote:
Ezzy's Mum! wrote:Can't get one long enough or haven't managed so far - maybe I'll just have to fork out for a decent one that way I might find one long enough!

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Typical man :o

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Post  bikerbird Sun Feb 12 2012, 14:11

me and him indoors ride the bikes down from our garage on the footpaths to the front door of our house and use the hose pipe from the house!! soooooo much easier you should try that sometimes - especially if its early ish in the morning and you wake people up with the puuuuuuurrrrrrrring of 2 loud engines pmsl
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Sun Feb 12 2012, 20:12

Not an option at my place
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Post  TomCom Sun Feb 12 2012, 21:03

my friend have Nilfisk C110.3-5 X-tra Pressure Washer. price is £46.99
-= Argos link =-
he said its very good one
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Post  mrfrance Sun Feb 12 2012, 21:08

I have used a hot pressure washer on my cat and had no probs! Although I prefer soap 'n' sponge then rinse of with hose. I think your better off buying a longer hose as your bike will get a better clean if your more hands on Smile
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Post  past-it Sun Feb 12 2012, 21:16

When using a pressure washer just don't spray electrics, radiator, chain or rear suspension pivots, other than that no problem. The previous owner of my bike pressure washed the bike every weekend Shocked and it did damage the swing arm bearings at 17000 miles which is when I bought it.
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Post  kwakkat Mon Feb 13 2012, 18:47

never used a pressure washer on my bikes 2 hose pipes join together or even 3 you can get the joins at any place wilko,s etc
i tell fred you don,t wash it you don,t wide it lol
then again this diet enforced is killing me ponder
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Mon Feb 13 2012, 20:44

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Post  Snowcat Mon Feb 13 2012, 22:32

Yeah I agree join them together, easy and cheap as chips, I'd always avoid pressure washers, they bugger electrics and chains for fun if you're not careful
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