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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Probably a rookie question but how worried should I be about water getting into the spark plug ports when I'm washing it or riding in rain/snow?

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Don't worry about it too much. Just don't hold a pressure washer on the ports when you wash and you should be just fine.


Don't use a pressure washer on the bike at all actually.

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I figured but wanted to throw it out there to those with more experience than myself. I ride the hell out of my bike and so have been caught in a few healthy storms and do my best with it's seemingly continual state of needing to be washed.

I've never taken a pressure washer to it (or any of my vehicles for that matter) and never will.

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I wash by hand, mostly just to get the bugs off, then use a leaf blower to dry it, it takes all the water out of the hard to reach areas.

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Hello,

Probably a rookie question but how worried should I be about water getting into the spark plug ports when I'm washing it or riding in rain/snow?

Thanks!

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Are you a Victory engineer and questioning your work?

Stay away from power washers, Vic's seem to have some allergies to high pressure water, or riding in rain for some. Nothing that can't be overcome though.

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I wash by hand, mostly just to get the bugs off, then use a leaf blower to dry it, it takes all the water out of the hard to reach areas.
Pretty much the same thing I do...

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Mine gets washed when it rains.....and
A quick spray with 'Bowdens Own' detailer before a ride .
Thats it apart from waxing the paint twice a year.

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Pretty much the same thing I do...
If you have a shop vacuum , Just put the hose on the out let side and not only will it blow the water out, The air coming out will also be hot...

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For what it's worth, I pressure wash mine 95% of the time, but I am lucky. The wash by me has a "bike wash". It's a smaller bay with a handheld heated air dryer! It has the airflow of a good leaf blower, but heated. I lllllllove it!

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Thanks everyone for the replies! I'm no engineer, just a regular guy who really likes to ride his bike and susceptible to thoughts like this creeping in occasionally.
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