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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Mr. Clean Autodry okay for bike?

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone else used the Mr. Clean Autodry "system" on their bike? I just did it yesterday and it looks good. I hosed down the whole bike too. The guy at the dealership said he always covers his instrument panel and seat before washing. After I washed it and it dried a bit, I tried to turn on the instrument panel and all was good. Any comments on this?
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I always put a plastic bag over the seat...I would assume the instrument panel could withstand water because it is so open to the elements.


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That's what I thought about the instrument panel. Is the seat not water resistant? I didn't cover it this time, but it dried out okay. What about the Mr. Clean? The guy at the dealership was trying to sell me some of the wash solution he had, but I wasn't too thrilled about it. Plus, you would have to dry it afterwards.
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The entire bike can get wet, because it is can be out in the rain!
I don't know why you guys are covering your seats. they are water resistant. you dont need to even dry it, but if you want you can just give it one wipe with a chamois and its dry.

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I prefer not to put water on my bike period. I will give it a good wash at the beginning and end of the season, but other than that it is mostly windex or a rag with hot soapy water to get the bugs off. I use an electric leaf blower to dry my bike afterwards and it works like a champ. No standing water hiding after that thing goes over it.

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I just use meguirs qwik detailer on the entire bike after every ride, stays clean and looks great.

I'm still searching for a good product to keep wheels easily cleanable, I havn't tried armor all on the spokes and rims, maybe ill do that..
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Its kinda like the ones scarred to leave a dog outside, for crist sake, wtf do you think they did for years before houses?

water isnt going to hurt the bike. Truth be told, the sun and wind do more damage to your bike than water does.. yet you ride it in the sun.. :dunno:

Just wash it like normal, but i bought a big 210mph or whatever leaf blower to dry it off.
thats if I get caught in a rain storm or somthing. other than that i use the spray car cleaner stuff and a rag.

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I just use meguirs qwik detailer on the entire bike after every ride, stays clean and looks great.

I'm still searching for a good product to keep wheels easily cleanable, I havn't tried armor all on the spokes and rims, maybe ill do that..
no its greesy, meaning it will attract dirt lol.

just use simple green and a rag or soft brush, takes all of 30 sec a wheel.

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+1 on the simple green.... besides you dont want any greasy lubricant that close to your tires

Also, exactly how you washed your bike with the Mr. Clean shit is the best way to do it in my opinion unless you want to spend an entire afternoon washing instead of riding.

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hmmm, Ive never washed my bike and it looks showroom clean with 4700mi. I dont prefer to wash my bike.
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