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post #1 of 32 Old 06-03-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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When Washing The 2012 Wee Avoid......

I'm taking the Wee to the wash for her first bath tomorrow. I know not to use the pressure washer on the bike but are there any particular areas that anyone can recommend not getting wet?

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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Funny you should mention this. I've got the hose out right now for mine. I always cover with rags: ignition, under seat area, handlebars switches, wheel bearing areas and locks are covered with small pieces of tape.

And I use a low pressure.

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I wash carefully as well. Just be careful around electical connections, wiring etc. In other words don't shoot water into these areas. I don't cover anything with cloth or towels.

I use my shop air compressor to dry the bike completely in 35 years never had an issue with compressed air drying a bike. A leaf blower also works quite well to get most of the water off. Then you can go over the bike with a terry cloth towel. After washing I always start the bike let it run and warm up. Might even do a quick loop up the road. This will remove the rest of the water.

And I usually finish up with Plexus plastic cleaner polish on w/s and paint.

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Bikes are designed to run in the rain with no problem.
Water can be shooted everywhere, including switches... OK lol dont fill up the exhaust...
But be carefull when blowing compressed air, thats how you could have some water force his way where it could not go with water hoses or rain...
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Bikes are designed to run in the rain with no problem.
Water can be shooted everywhere, including switches... OK lol dont fill up the exhaust...
But be carefull when blowing compressed air, thats how you could have some water force his way where it could not go with water hoses or rain...
Yup - wash with glee, dry carefully.
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What is this washing thing you speak of?

We interrupt this marriage to bring you the riding season.

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Chain will rust up.

I'd avoid the switches on the handlebars.

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When I worked at the Harley dealership, we frequently had to remind our customers that the product was intended for outdoor use.

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What is this washing thing you speak of?
Rain. Mine's getting the first bath this week. Forgot to cover it last night...

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Its a weestrom.... Ride it hard put it away wet!

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