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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2018, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use steam cleaner?

Saw a video where a shop used a steam cleaner and microfiber cloth to clean their motos, has anyone tried this? I'm a little afraid of using a hose and sponge on those giant intakes..
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I've used a steam cleaner on engine and swing arm etc with good results.

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I wouldn't, but that's just me.

We're not in a grease bay cleaning a tractor; we're in charge of a delicate piece of machinery that deserves respect. Sure, each to their own, but there are much gentler (and admittedly more tedious) ways of cleaning our bikes.
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Plus 1 in the NO column.

Steam cleaning when done improperly.
Can and will do more damage than just leaving the bike dirty.

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I do, however it's set to a low pressure, I carefully cover up any sensitive areas, quick shifter being one of them.
WD40 on the electrical areas after the wash.
No problems, ever! Touch wood....
Just be mindful of where your pointing the jet and don't get to close.
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Just to verify what you can expect with all that vapour flying around.
Before and after shots tell the whole story God Damn It.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 12:49 PM
I think if you are careful with one you should be OK. I do use one for cleaning the swing arm on my Aprilia. I think its just common sense to keep away from bearings, brake calipers and of course electrical parts.


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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I think its just common sense to keep away from bearings, brake calipers and of course electrical parts.
. . . and therein lies the problem: What is common sense to one, evades another!
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If you need to use a steam cleaner......

Maybe you need to fix some leaks......or stay out of muddy fields

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