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Re: Salt removal?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 10:22:41 AM »
Thanks for replies everyone. Seems like cold water is best solution! Then a big dose of motivation. Cleaning bikes is my least favourite pastime. In fact my 900 has not been cleaned since I got it last May and over 3000mls.. But of course no salt on roads.

I believe M&P sell a set of brushes of various shapes. But plenty on Amazon etc..

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Re: Salt removal?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 10:58:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Matchbox [+]
... Cleaning bikes is my least favourite pastime. In fact my 900 has not been cleaned since I got it last May and over 3000mls.

Don't worry you're not alone. My bike is ungaraged outside the front of my terraced house so not an ideal location. I doubt I could total 10 washes in the 5.5yrs I've had it, usually washed for definite for the annual MOT. I simply don't worry about it, or have the 'cleaning' motivation, a bit of dirt and grime just shows it is actually used .... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  :008: :002:
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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Re: Salt removal?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2021, 04:13:57 PM »
Welcome to the club! In fact I do wonder if some dirt (other than salt)has protective qualities?

When I used to scramble many years ago I quite liked to leave the bike covered in mud to represent a good day out!

 


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