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Offline Bogie

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Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:06:32 pm »
Crazy nice weather for October here in Iowa.

Took the day off to run some errands and to clean up both bikes from the weekend riding. So handy to have a bike with bags again to pick stuff up.  :motonoises: Took the long way to every stop today and then finally washed the buggy girl. Now she is all clean and purdy again!  :great:












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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 01:29:25 am »
Looks like a beautiful day.
I was always under the impression that using a pressure wash on a bike was not a good idea. I assume you had no issues.
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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 02:10:45 am »
Maybe he only used the soap from a distance and the pre soak or spot free rinse option lol. I prefer to hand wash all my vehicles and use a hose and bucket.

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 09:34:03 am »
Looks like a beautiful day.
I was always under the impression that using a pressure wash on a bike was not a good idea. I assume you had no issues.

It was an amazing day.  72 degrees and sun for this time of year is rare here so I had to take advantage of it. 

I only use the presoak soap and low pressure spot free rinse from a distance.  I don't have access to a hose and bucket at the apartment complex.

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 01:34:39 pm »
Sunday was one of those days up here in northern Michigan. Road across
the state towards lake Huron. Stopped for lunch at a classic old restruant,
Ma Deeters. Colors are just starting to get really good.
I have always used pressures washers to clean my bikes, 4 Wheeler's and
trucks. You just have to use your head and think about what your doing.
I also use a back pack blower for drying. I see know difference between
doing this and riding 70mph for hours on end. Besides I would rather find
a problem at home than out on the road, here I can fix it correctly.

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 11:11:58 pm »
The carwash I use also put in a new hand held air drying tool that I use too.  :great:

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 08:59:39 am »
Glad you enjoyed your day off! It is 32 this morning on this side of the river. What is it like over there today? I just got back from my yearly visit with my sisters in Phoenix. Got a pretty nasty sunburn on the second day there. Still itchy....

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 09:41:54 am »
Glad you enjoyed your day off! It is 32 this morning on this side of the river. What is it like over there today? I just got back from my yearly visit with my sisters in Phoenix. Got a pretty nasty sunburn on the second day there. Still itchy....

 :truce:

We are sitting at 47 this morning so far.  I heard that NW Iowa saw some flurries yesterday morning.

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 10:23:30 pm »
Glad you enjoyed your day off! It is 32 this morning on this side of the river. What is it like over there today? I just got back from my yearly visit with my sisters in Phoenix. Got a pretty nasty sunburn on the second day there. Still itchy....

 :truce:

We are sitting at 47 this morning so far.  I heard that NW Iowa saw some flurries yesterday morning.

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I'll also add, that the C14 thread on ADV Riders forum you have done the same thing to, has rendered the same results there... and frankly its very annoying.

I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but my machines are not antiques, and you have rendered them into screaming mode by these file sizes.

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Re: Another rare October awesome weather day in Iowa!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 02:45:11 am »
webmaster tools show this page weighing in at 83MB which would qualify as excessive in my book.
I'm not familiar with imgbb, do they offer a resample/resize option?

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