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post #21 of 34 Old 08-26-2011, 05:48 PM
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I use purple power with water and never had a problem on my bikes or 4wheelers


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Some have had issues after washing because water/soap got into the sidestand harness connector. Try that. 1st at the kickstand then follow the wires up under the side plastics and find the quick connector. Unconnect it and blow it dry with air gun or contact cleaner. Same for the actual kickstand switch itself. That damn switch is more trouble than it's worth and I removed mine. Bike runs smoother now and no more issues down the road.
I bet its the sidestand switch.
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I bet its the sidestand switch.
İm sure if it was it would have dried out by now ? lol.
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Funny you posted this, right when I first got my 08, I washed the bike (no pressure washer) rode it for about 20 miles, parked it, tried to start it back up...nothing...turned my key, took about 1/2 a second for the backlight on the gauges to come on, normally it will come on instantly when you turn the key. Anywho, long story short, it was my ECU that went bad, not sure if it was from the water or just coincidence.
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Been washing my bikes via pull up coin car wash. I tried just wiping down with waterless cleaner like honda, meguiars, motul etc. But i noticed that micro specs, bits of debris, dirt was just being smeared and tiny scratches were forming.

I like to wash it down then, dry and then use motul polish. Yea shes high maintence

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^Another post where someone had an issue after washing their bike with water. Save yourself from a headache and just use quick detailer spray and micro fiber towels. . Works fantastic and no issues of not starting EVER after doing so.

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Never washed my bike, not even once since new. After every day of riding I use CLEAN(key to no scratches) micro fiber towels+meguiars quick detailer. If needed, usually once a monthe, follwed by meguirs ScratchX, then meguiars Gold Class wax. Looks Brand New and has over 10k miles on it.
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İ managed to start the bike today. As predicted the injectors were the problem. Very odd and İ still dont understand how this happened, they were clogged and not fueling properly. After the tank was cleaned together with the fuel pump and the injectors were also cleaned the bike started perfectly.... İm guessing the water and dirt build up in the tank eventually made its way to the injectors and clogged them...Anyone have any other ideas?
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Check the sidestand switch my bike sat for over a month and when I unhooked it to take my motor off water came out of the plug, when I took it apart it was coroded so bad I couldnt even move the switch.
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I noticed mine was getting scratched up too! B/c you're essentially smearing the bugs an other debris into your paint as you wipe thus causin it to scratch! My bike get's too dirty just to wipe down with waterless cleaners. I need water an soap! Especially for my wheels! I need my wheels to fawkin sparkle! The way I look at it....it's kinda like would you rather have a full shower or just wash off with a damp cloth? Sure you could freshin up just usin a damp cloth but there is nothin like takin a go0od shower! And lettin that water hit you!



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Been washing my bikes via pull up coin car wash. I tried just wiping down with waterless cleaner like honda, meguiars, motul etc. But i noticed that micro specs, bits of debris, dirt was just being smeared and tiny scratches were forming.

I like to wash it down then, dry and then use motul polish. Yea shes high maintence

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