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Offline Allroadtoad

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Spring cleaning
on: April 05, 2013, 10:34:08 PM
In November I had my bike put in winter protection because I ride every day. A neat film of tectyl was sprayed on the bike to protect it from salt. During winter I never washed it, you can guess the result.



Today I went to my dealer for a spring cleaning, clearing the bike from all protective material and installing my new Leovince exhaust...






We`ve been at it for 8 hours but I think it was well worth it...
Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 10:48:31 PM by Allroadtoad
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Offline scotsy

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Re: Spring cleaning
Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 06:48:11 AM
Well worth the effort  :305:

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Offline cozmo1589

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Re: Spring cleaning
Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 07:52:45 AM
How does it sound now with that end can fitted??

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Re: Spring cleaning
Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 08:48:26 AM
ART. That was one dirty bike. What's the process for cleaning it.

Is your riding gear in the same condition?

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Re: Spring cleaning
Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 11:40:43 AM
Cozmo, with the db-killer it just sounds deeper, without the db-killer it just sounds very hard and deeper, so db-killer installed again. I ride in Germany a lot and I don`t want any hassles.

Feet up: my riding gear was relatively clean, just the lower end above the feet was a bit dirty, but just brushing that of when it`s dry did the trick. Process for cleaning:

removing all lower side panels, a thorough wash with just water, then applying Motowash on it, let it soak in for about 20 minutes, then using al kinds of brushes and sponges to wash it, repeating that until it`s clean.
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