LIKE MOST MOTORCYCLISTS I like to give my steeds an occasional wash, but I have a problem or two with that.
I have no garden or attached garage and no parking outside, so there’s no way to hook up a hosepipe.
I keep my bikes in a lock-up that has no water supply or mains electricity, so using a pressure washer is out. In any case, you probably shouldn’t use a full-power pressure washer on a bike, or you might blow seals apart and flush the grease out of bearings.
So that means I have lots of laborious work with buckets and sponges or have to use cleaning sprays, most of which come with the instruction “rinse off with a strong jet of water”.
Read more in the August 2019 issue of CBG – on sale now!