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    I was wondering if you could use the deep crystal car wash on motorcycles without hurting it? Thanks.

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    Sure, no problem with it

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    The only thing I would mention about motorcycle washing is to be sure to do a really thorough rinse of your wash solution. Bikes have a lot of nooks and crannies for soapy water to hide in and help create corrosion. Nothing that a good rinse won't take care of, though.
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    Re: motorcycle wash

    Can Meguiar's products be used on mountain bikes? My bike has an aluminum frame btw.
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    Re: motorcycle wash

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesW View Post
    The only thing I would mention about motorcycle washing is to be sure to do a really thorough rinse of your wash solution.

    Bikes have a lot of nooks and crannies for soapy water to hide in and help create corrosion. Nothing that a good rinse won't take care of, though.

    That is a good tip.

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    Most riders stay away from the car wash. The high pressure water can get behind bearing seals and also ruin the o-rings on your chain.

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    You could always try reading the washing instructions on the inside of the jacket. My Joe Rocket has detailed instructions is several languages. Basically remove body armour, wash in cold water with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    one time, I forgot to adjust the nozzle of my pressure washer, it was so concentrated that i easily peeled off my motorcycle hub's paint...no chemicals involved yet...

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    Re: motorcycle wash

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraman View Post
    Can Meguiar's products be used on mountain bikes? My bike has an aluminum frame btw.
    What type of products? I've used car wash soap ON OCCASION to wash down my mountain bike; just remember there are 4 sets of bearings which may be easily contaminated as well as a chain which will likely need cleaned/degreased and relubed seperately. I spent the last couple years working as a mountain bike wrench and unless you are really willing to strip the bike down and detail it you might be better off getting some cleaner/lube (triflow, boesheild T9, etc) and an air hose for the components and wiping the frame and such down with either some type of quick detailer... Or use the old shop trick and bust out the Pledge. If you arent going to wax, this actually works VERY well as the light residue left behind helps (to a degree) keep dirt from sticking too bad.

    And yes, I've waxed bikes/frames/components, although I usually only waste the time if I'm assembling from scratch, its new, and its for myself or somebody close

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