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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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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

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

 

 

Bloody sausage fingers...

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AHA1

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AHA1 says:

Just an infomercial

You're better off avoiding a pressure washer unless you're really careful & use it sparingly - in which case you might as well do it all by hand. I re-apply ACF50 every 4 weeks or so in winter after a thorough clean. If you want to avoid any tarnishing at all, you need to rinse down the bike with clean water after every ride when they've put grit or salt down. I don't think one application of ACF50 will last a whole winter if you ride most days, let alone a year. This service is probably fine if the operator takes the time to be careful with your bike. It's really only relevant for lazy folk who can't be bothered to do clean & care for their bike themselves. Anyway, I guess if you can afford an MTS1200, you can afford a £60 valet clean every couple of months.

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1050cc

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1050cc says:

Another vote for ACF-50! Did 32,000 miles in 2.5 years in all weathers on a Triumph Tiger 955i a few years ago. Apply it once and forget about washing your bike until you need to. Bike didn't have a spot of corrosion on it (apart from the brake disks, didn't use it on there). Recommend it highly...

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

eatcs01

Maybe the people below haven't pressure washed their bikes because it's completely unnecessary for a road bike & not worth the risk.

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billysollocks

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ACF 50 is my friend, absolutely love it. SDOC 100 gel and a low pressure hose are enough to get most crud off; I wouldn't trust anyone else with my bikes, plus I get to see any potential problems whcih may be starting by getting into all the little nooks and crannies. Perhaps I'm sad, but cleaning my bikes is part and parcel of the overall package and yes - I enjoy it. I'm the same with my car, if I do it, I know it's done how I want it. (Sorry for using the C word - I shall immediately go and flagellate myself as penance).

Oh, by the way, these little steamer thingys are really good at shifting chain lube. I'd better stop now, hadn't I ? 

 

 

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Bivi11

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Bivi11 says:

ACF 50

Had both of our bikes ACF,d by All Year Biker. Very impressed with the whole service. That said however, I managed to reproduce the whole thing using Rock oil soluble degreaser a radiator brush (bent paint brush) and some TFR (Traffic Film Remover). Degreased the bike a treat. I then sprayed the whole thing (minus the brakes, seat and panels) using a paint gun and compressor ramped up to 99 psi. Once the gun was fiddled with a bit, it atomised the ACF 50 as well as the All year Biker chaps set up. Wiped the bike over and it looks a treat. Draped a decorators plastic sheet over it to trap the atomised spray. So a great idea if you can't be ar@ed, but definitely a DIY job if want to have a go yourself.

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