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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. May 11, 2021 at 4:44 AM
    FreshOldTaco

    FreshOldTaco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks it's a sweet little bike with very low mileage. I'm giving TW folks the family/friends discount

    Let me know some dates that work for you so we can make a plan. The sooner you buy it the sooner I can shop for my next ride :D
     
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  2. May 11, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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  3. May 11, 2021 at 9:57 AM
    w.adventures

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  4. May 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM
    cynicalrider

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    I looks almost the same because it was already for the most part clean and I don't detail a dirt bike. :p I was hoping this would be my solution to a no scrub wash for the bike. Downside is black plastics always leave water spots and just looking eh. Was looking into this to hit the plastics with after:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WK5PWQ/?coliid=I12LA7UDG3XCU8&colid=2079LZ8C9DA1A&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    But that feels like going to far. It was fun trying out the foam cannon and power washer setup for the bike though (it's a new setup). I mostly needed to wash the trucks frame because I am welding on it soon and don't want crap falling in my eyes.
     
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  5. May 11, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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  6. May 11, 2021 at 10:24 AM
    alee891

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    Back in the moto days I used to spray WD40 on a rag and wipe down the inside of fenders, shrouds and frame/skid to keep mud from caking on after each wash. Seemed to work alright... but was also probably just me telling myself it worked. Made the exterior side of plastics shed water / repel ok, too. Just don't get it on the frame where your knees or boots grip for obvious reasons.
     
  7. May 11, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    Been hearing that too, and also people swearing by simple green/purple power. Might mix that into the foam mix. I want as little physical work as possible because I'm lazy and taking out the power washer is a pain in the dick enough.
     
  8. May 11, 2021 at 11:49 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I may or may not overuse simple green to clean everything haha house smells like it, too.
     
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    alee891

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    I used to use standard SG on everything. Then had a mech at the local power sports shop tell me it dulled / oxidized aluminum so I quit. I think they make an SG specific for aluminum now, though.
     
  10. May 11, 2021 at 12:01 PM
    cynicalrider

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    Yeah a lot of reading is saying SG has high PH levels.
     
  11. May 11, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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  12. May 12, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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  13. May 13, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    put more miles on this in the last two days than I have in the first two months
    getting a lot of dirty looks though, way more than when on the cbr...

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  14. May 13, 2021 at 5:33 PM
    fatfurious2

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    all of those 12 o'clock boys ruining the fun for street dual sport riders
     
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  15. May 13, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    i wouldn't say "ruin" the dual sport riders and the wheelie boyz are two totally different disciplines
    personally, I fully support the bike life scene....


    but perhaps there is correlation between the two, every kid I pass has singled me to bring it up lol

    I need to dial in my one wheel game
     
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  16. May 13, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    I think most people dont know the difference between a dirt bike and a street legal dual sport..

    Hell, I tell sport bike guys to pop up, when i see them!
     
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  17. May 13, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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    i love it, I react like a child every time I see it
    :bikewheelie2:
     
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  18. May 13, 2021 at 5:44 PM
    fatfurious2

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    I just rev bomb them. Id probably die if I tried to wheelie. I really would like to disable my abs, so at least I could lock the rear tire.. But noooo, Ducati had to start being dumb in 2019 and conform to euro safety standards, and no allow me to turn off ABS. Its just a fuse. I dont know if I can buy a switched fuse, and turn it on/off without causing a check engine light. That would be the best situation
     
  19. May 13, 2021 at 5:47 PM
    uurx

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    the best situation would be having more than one bike....
    just add a bike without abs
    just say its for the fiancé
     
  20. May 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM
    fatfurious2

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    see, I dont want one at this time. The Scrambler does everything I want it to do - including melt bags! (havent replaced it yet, but soon)
     

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