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phantom2163

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phantom2163 says:

Wash yourself or not?

:wink:Hi all 

Doing a bit of market research.
I am thinking about starting up a part time mobile motorcycle valet service.
Just wondering if there is a market for it or would the majority of people prefer to do it themselves?
Many years ago I had a job valeting showroom cars so I have some experience in cleaning.
Any tips, views
Ta :smile

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

no way

I like the labour of love, but mine doesn't get that dirty often!!

Winter prep, that would be good for me.

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

To be Honest

if i want my bike REALLY cleaned, i'll go test ride a BMW . they Valet your bike whilst you're out on theirs. schh our little secret!

in fairness though, i'm not going to call someone to come to my house to clean my bike, despite any security concerns about where you keep it, etc etc. i'll just clean it myself.

be more interested in a shop that did it! but like i said if i want it cleaned , humm that s1000rr looks fun!

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Bike cleaning

I usually do mine myself but I do have my bike cleaned professionally once year or so - normally when I return from my Spanish jaunt when the bike is at its worst.  I have used the same guy for years and trust him.  The big advantage is that with professional equipment and materials the bike is amazing when he has worked his wonders.  I can clean my bike as well as the next guy but having it valeted by a professional is something else.

There are a few companies offering this service so there must be a market but I am not sure if the investment needed in terms of equipment and materials would make doing it part-time financially worthwhile.    

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phantom2163

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phantom2163 says:

Took the plunge

Well I have taken the plunge and started it all up!

I can be found on Facebook under wheeliecleanmachine some before and after pictures of the bike looking dirty and then shiny!
Available in cv10,12 and surrounding postcodes!
Cheers

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preunit

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preunit says:

Wishing you all the best

with the new venture,  I hope you clean up in the clean up market :smile


Here's a proper linky  Wheelie Clean Machine  good luck.

unit

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

well done

you, hope it goes wheelie well:smile

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Wheelie

good idea.... and all the best.:biggrin:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

Best of luck.

I hope it goes really well for you.

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brutale r

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brutale r says:

Phantom

think you might be on a bit of a winner with see if you can do M/C gear cleaning    .... the Fashionista riders will love it  sipping expresso next to a clean sparkling bike

the all yr biker normaly cleans it them selves its part of maintaining the beast

 

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