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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Bike Detailing... In Detail.

So... is my wife the only biker who actually uses a toothbrush to clean her bike? Sheesh, and I thought that I was picky!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 01:24 PM
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well... technically.... they do look like teeth.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 02:33 PM
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No sir camperbc! I pretty much do the same, KCW is right, they do look like teeth, lol. I made up a little detailing kit just for the bikes. I have a separate kit for the Tahoe and Mustang.


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I wouldn't worry unless she gets out the floss...hehe

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Well, she is certainly meticulous in her work! And that is one CLEAN bike!!

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I wouldn't worry unless she gets out the floss...hehe

2014 YAMAHA V-STAR CUSTOM
MC Enterprises engine guard
Big Bike Parts chrome solo rack
"Clevver" clutch lever
clutch adjustment kit
SupaBrake III brake light modulator
Cortech Super 2.0 (24 litre) tail bag
clock/thermometer set
QDC harness/USB phone charger
Furygan leather gloves
Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
HJC CL-17 Redline helmet/Pinlock insert
Oxford paddock stands
Nelson-Rigg deluxe cover
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Hey, it's good to take pride in your belongings by keeping them clean! That bike won't be getting any cavities any time soon.

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but... is she cleaning her teeth with her motorcycle brush?!
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 09:58 PM
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Honey..... uhm.... your breath smells like chrome!

that is so HOT!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well, initially I had secretly wondered if perhaps the Missus was acting just a wee bit odd (we are Newfoundlanders after all...) with the whole toothbrush thing. But after asking around on a couple Facebook motorcycling groups that I frequent, it turns out that a great many bike owners do this exact same thing! Many also admit to using cotton swabs, and toothpicks even! Who knew!

You have to admit that is one clean motorcycle! And before anyone even thinks of going there... you need not ask if she's one of those people who prefers to just sit there and admire their clean bike, rather than actually ride it. Well let me tell you, she loves to ride that very clean bike! (as you can see in my avatar...)

Here's another shot of my better half detailing her favourite ride with surgical precision. Now if only she was as fussy about the condition of those boards on our back patio...

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2014 YAMAHA V-STAR CUSTOM
MC Enterprises engine guard
Big Bike Parts chrome solo rack
"Clevver" clutch lever
clutch adjustment kit
SupaBrake III brake light modulator
Cortech Super 2.0 (24 litre) tail bag
clock/thermometer set
QDC harness/USB phone charger
Furygan leather gloves
Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
HJC CL-17 Redline helmet/Pinlock insert
Oxford paddock stands
Nelson-Rigg deluxe cover
Battery Tender Junior
cable lock
Helmet Hooker

2014 HONDA CB500FA

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 07:34 AM
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one of the benefits of cleaning your bike really well every once in a while, you find mechanical things that you would not notice otherwise.
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