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Old 05-29-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning my bicycle?

A power spray wash can also easily blast water behind bearing seals as well as gaskets, ect. Heeding bandito's rules does make this less likely, but none the less be forewarned!
I have rebuilt many Harley wheel hubs that had bearing failure because someone thought it would be a good idea to blast the grease off of their bike at a car wash, not knowing or paying attention to this little detail. I have also drained water/ oil soup out of primary drive systems due to water being blasted past the gasket between the inner case and outer cover. Bike comes in for a leaky gasket and guess what/ why?
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