Washing?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by UltraNew09, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. UltraNew09

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    Well got a stage 1 SE breather, I know its more open, but can you still wash it like normal or cover the breather with something?
     
  2. Cleftwynd

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    I would wash it as normal, while taking care not to hit the backside of the breather with direct high pressure spray, no matter what style of AC you have it's a good idea to use common sense when washing certain parts of your bike.

    I tend to wet that area from a distance to get it good and wet without forcing water into it, and hand clean it with a good clean rag/wash mitt.



    Regards, Bill
     
  3. UltraNew09

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    Yeah I never put direct spray on the breather, just didnt know for sure if the more open style would hurt anything, Thanks for the reassurance Cleftwynd.
     
  4. gasbrnr

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    Ok how about riding it in the rain? With the stock cover on looks pretty well protected but some water has to get in there. I know the full open SE would really suck some water but in a bind what can you do?


    I have heard of water injection in car engines but not on a bike.
     
  5. BUBBIE

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    One thing getting Small amounts of water as a MIST into the engine Removes the carbon build up.. Careful where you point the exhaust because it will be FULL of carbon flakes from the motor..
    Do this and put a hand back and feel the Needles hitting the flesh...Careful if you are Dainty as the carbon Might tattoo you... Also always where full safety eye:newsmile070: shields... Keep them Peepers safe...:22:

    Liquid filling the piston/head area will damage the rod (bend) and crank IF TOO much is used or gets in,,, as Liquid Don't compress their molecules like air...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  6. gasbrnr

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    Thanks Bubbie, I figure if I'm ridin in the rain I'm going to keep going until I find some shelter anyhow. Hey getting rid of some of that carbon is a good thing!
     
  7. BlaineG

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    I used to drip, slowly, IPA into the carb on a couple old cars and trucks...boy would the stuff fly out the pipes.
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I should of Mentioned that I use a Mist Sprayer bottle of water Occasionally..
    Yes it Does clean it up a lot... Like said... Good For It...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. dieselguy65

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    yep, sure beats pulling heads and decarboning them every 20k. had a few Italian autos that was the norm for them. bottle of water down the carb fixed that. lol
     
  10. bikerdad

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    I recently made the same mod. I never thought about it being a washing problem because I have never wased my bike. Been stuck in the rain more times than I like, but I have never washed it. I wipe it down a lot and use Pledge, of course, and I never let it get dirty enough to need a real washing. The only thing I really wash are the whitewalls.