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Video: Protecting your bike with All Year Biker

All Year Biker is a set-up that uses franchised operators across the much of the UK. The work consists of a complete clean of the bike using an array of bike-specific Halo cleaning amd degreasing products which then allows the magic ACF50 anti-corrosion protector to be applied. All Year Biekr are all over the country and can sort your bike for a...

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slickbandit

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slickbandit says:

Video: Protecting your bike with All Year Biker

Where's the video?

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Pressure Washer ????

Sorry but I've never been a fan of pressure washers where bikes are concerned. Excepting a mud-caked motocrosser this is a lazy mans way of cleaning a bike and unless the utmost care is used there's every chance of high pressure water penetrating the electrics or oil-seals. Try asking Ducati what they think of pressure washing their bikes. Use hot water with car shampoo and a sponge, It might take longer but it's far safer. Also if you hand-wash your bike you are more likely to spot anything needing attention. That apart, this looks like a useful service and ACF-50 is a known "good product" - but one has to ask why the manufacturers cannot supply bikes for the European market which can withstand our winter weather.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Ducatis

From what I hear, taking a damp cloth to a Ducati is dodgy enough... :huh:

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

ACF50 ally ear biker

Using a pressure washer on a bike is fine, IF you do it PROPERLY.....

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steady2wheels

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coincidentally i used a pressure washer today, lifted some paint off some engine cases, although in fairness is a suzuki so its to be expected. Also this article seems like an advert

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factoryboy

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factoryboy says:

cleaning your ducati

i refer mcn to page 175 of the multistrada 1200s owners manual which states never clean the motorcycle using hot or high pressure water jets.cleaning the motorcycle with high pressure water jets may lead to seizure or serious faults in the front forks,wheel hub assembly, electrical system, headlight.

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UrbanT1G3R

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UrbanT1G3R says:

Can't be one time for the whole winter...

They didn't state the intervals you should get this done...surely it isn't one treatment and your bike is set for winter??

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

He's going to de-grease the bike? Why, how did a brand new bike get covered in grease? Theres absolutely nothing unique going on here and to suggest at the end that it will help depreciation, I'm suprised they aren't being prosecuted by the Trading Standards. Surely, part of the enjoyment of owning a bike is taking time to give it a good clean and polish yourself, not to pay someone 60 quid to jet wash it and spray water dispersent on that will last until the next trip out in the rain! What they are not saying here is how long this will last.

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

A great way to burn out your electricals and destroy your new bike. What a bunch of crap! Adverts masquerading as news.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

ACF50

ACF50 lasts ALL WINTER. You don't clean the bike at all afterwards, except for wheels and brakes. Come the springtime, wash it ALL off, and the bike will be pristine underneath as the ACF has protected the bike.

 

They degreased the buiemas ecen BRAND NEW bikes have a greasy layer on certain areas. Also, it show's what is done during the process.

 

As long as you use a pressure washer PROPERLY it will not damage the bike. Obviously, those people below aren't/haven't used it PROPERLY...

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