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Alison Silcox  says:

Staff Blog: To Jet Wash or Not to Jet Wash?

  I lent my bike to a colleague last week for the MCN Awards ride out and after an awfully wet ride down to the venue in Dorking, followed by a couple of hours riding through the Surrey Hills, the bike was returned looking very second hand. I’m not one for jet-washing but it seemed the only option to get rid of...

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Its a loan bike!

jet wash it!

if its your money that paid for it , get the sponge and bucket! simples!

or for Richno that'll be bucket and sponge! sorry!

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CobbZ

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CobbZ says:

Yup.

 I jet wash when I need to.. as long as you aren't blasting grease out of your chain O rings and wheel bearings, you'll be alright!! Some bikes obviously don't have well protected electronics, such as chinese 125s and I hear its a problem with older Aprilias+Ducatis. On a Fazer you'd be more than fine.

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comfysofa

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comfysofa says:

I never jet wash. At the most id use SDoc and a plastic bristled brush. Most of the time i use WD40 and clean it manually. Yes, it takes a long time but i like to.....Therapy if you will. I do an IT job and loads of hours at that so sometimes its nice to be in the garage on my own away from the family now and again...

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burnthouse

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burnthouse says:

jet wash

I used the jetwash... but I only use it on my way out rather than my way home. The danger of jet wash is that you can get water in places were it shouldn't go, and as pointed out earlier can wash grease and chain oil of the bike. My advice would be you control the lance, in a jet wash, so direct the water were it is needed and as for chain lube, invest in scottoiler and lubrication is not an issue post wash or heavy rain.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Why are you washing it?

MOT, or selling?

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rockabillyboy

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Anybody who uses a jet - wash on anything other than an old  crosser is asking for trouble . Most  makers do not recommend it ,with modern electrics and  most makers don't  know how to produce decent chrome , a proper  seal on ignition OR  a paint finish that will last more than two years . If you are going to change the bike on a regular basis and don't care about resale values - blast away ! .

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shallwedance

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shallwedance says:

jet wash

oh god!

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snev

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snev says:

Allison.....

Seriously................. ? 

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kl595

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kl595 says:

Water = no.

jet wash = double no

elbow grease = yes

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Jet-wash? No. Watering can, yes.

 No water? Are you scraping the dirt off?

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