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Old 19th July 2019
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Would you run your Sportster throught this motorcycle wash?

http://rarebird.s3.amazonaws.com/video/Motowash.mp4?_=1

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Looks wonderful, but I have to see the results. When I use a car wash (for my car obviously :-) ) there are always some spots that are missed. How about a greasy rear wheel?

Therefore I think it's more an automated pressure washer, since you can't use brushes of course. It's still an amazing idea.
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Where are the girls? Never saw a bike wash without bikinis. Saying that. I'd let them run my mud covered ironhead once to try it.

Was taught not to comment till I try it by my parents.
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f--k that man.
i love taking the garden hose out w/bucket of suds too much to throw $$ at some isreali scam
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$35!! Are you kidding me? That's ridiculous.

I can have my whole car done including degreasing and waxing on an automatic washer here in Italy for 7 euro's ($8.50).
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yeah, for that price it better be really good!!!

I would. but I always cover the handlebar controls, A/C and battery area with plastic bags when I do mine.
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$37.99 is for the Unlimited wash plan.

A single wash is $5.99 to $15.99
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I wouldn't be opposed to trying something like that, but I would carry plastic bags or Saran Wrap with me to cover my air cleaner, handlebar switches, speedometer and ignition beforehand. I wouldn't want those to get saturated.
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Not regularly but I would not be opposed to running my bikes through one.

Quick wash = nice looking ride + more saddle time.

For the most part though, when I occasionally wash the bikes and cars, my 3 YO grandson loves to get out there and play around. $6 to get the grime off occasionally would be something I would definitely consider.
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I'll try almost anything once. I think the operators of this "bike wash" have already factored in covering certain parts of the motorcycle.
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