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who else has a dirty bike

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by JAREDG21, Dec 23, 2005.


  1. JAREDG21

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    Went tosee my dad the other day on my rc-51(replacement for stolen tl) and he startedgiving mecrap about how it was dirty and how I should was it blah blah blah. I just said i'd rather ride it than clean it. So who else here is badabout just riding andnot washing the bike? yes I know it is a random question but I'm bored.
     

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  2. fnfalman

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    Chicks Dig It

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    I don't wash my bikes. Check fluids, clean and lube chain, check and inflate tires, put in gas and go.

    There's a BMW T-shirt that says something to the effect that "after polishing your bike, you can start on my silverwares";f
     

  3. wolfy692005

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    i like to keep my bike clean but for some reason can stay off it long enough to do it, all the polished alum.. takes forever..
     
  4. BikerRN

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    It takes me about a 1/2 hour to wash/wax, clean/lube the chain and make the Duc look good.

    I do this once a month, and if you keep the bike clean it's easier to clean because you don't have to wash/clean off all the built-up crud. I'm used to Harleys, so keeping the bike clean is second nature to me.

    I don't go crazy on the cleaning, just get the majority of the dirt off. Since I do the chain every 200-300 miles I find it easy to do the bike at the same time. I do my chain weekly.
     
  5. tyesai

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    My bike is always dirty when I ride it, but it is a CR250R.
     
  6. D25

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    Mine was dirty a couple of months ago. Now it is filthy.
     
  7. wrenrj1

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    I've only owned my KZ 550 since September, but since I don't ride in rain or wet conditions, it doesn't get that dirty. I did enough spit polising in the Army, however I do like a shiny bike, but some dirt isn't gonna matter unless it gets on my work clothes.
     
  8. klmmicro

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    I have my kids clean my XR650 for me...they tell me it needs cleaning about once a month. I am nice and get the cleaning stuff out for them :) I just cannot figure out why it should be bathed when I am just going to get it all dirty again!
     
  9. CajunBass

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    I've washed my Majesty once since I got it in September, although I did sort of give it a wipe and a promise once at church when the hose was out. I rode it down a gravel/dirt road the other day touring a Civil War battlefield, so I need to wash it again, but it's too cold and I'm too lazy.
     
  10. vantiger

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    I live on a gravel road so my bikes are always dirty. I wash my Triumph Daytona at the end of the year, unless it gets real dirty. My H-D Low Rider I wash about once a month, so I don't have to spend as much time polishing chrome. I might have to sell it just so I don't have to clean the chrome.
     
  11. DaisyCutter

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  12. hayabusa200

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    Mine rarely leave the garage if they have dust on them. Its a sickness I guess. ;g
     
  13. mmsig229

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    My bikes, cars, house, and guns are always clean. I know it's my imagination, but they seem to function better that way.
     
  14. Swamp Rat

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    The only time it gets washed is when I ride in the rain, lately that has been every week.

    I ride a KLR it is supose to be dirty.
     
  15. Yaezu

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    Same here ;z

    My boy (8) Yamaha TTR-90
    My girl (5) Yamaha PW-50
    Wife 2003 Honda XR-100R
    Me 2005 Suzuki RM-125 and 2001 Kawasaki KX-125 and a G26;)
     
  16. jdwhealton

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    Just a little oil problem after goin' down and poppin' a crack in the valve cover.

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  17. NMGlocker

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    Mine has a sticker on it that says "I wish my wife was this dirty". :cool: