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So I went to target with the wifey and was walking aound and found a pressure washer on sale. I said shit I need one of those. So I bought one and took it home. Got home, took it out of box and hook it up. I turned it on and it was like taking a piss. It was a 1400 PSI electric pressure washer and it had no balls at all, I was pissed. I mean this thing fucking sucks. I read the instruction just to make sure i was using it right and i was. Im going to take it back next week sometime when Im off. I have been working my ass of the last couple of weeks.

So what pressure washer is everybody using and what PSI. thanks WOODY
 

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I drag my bike to the car wash. My ol' man has a unit on wheel w/ a gas engine, wash his truck, and stipped about 6" of paint off!!! Not cool! I go to the carwash for this reason! It only cost abou $2.50 to get her shinnin' I don't get real close though, and I use my new plugs in the tailpipes. IMO if you stay back about 4' it does fine, I ain't lost a sticker yet, well not true, I put the stickers that came with my handle bars on. They came off from hand washing!!! Paper type stickers suck. I clean my fenders with carb cleaner before application and the stickers really stick! :thumbsup:
Thanks for the info on the pressure washer though, I was gonna buy one. Did you make sure you primed it before letting it rip?
 

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I have a Honda 2,500 psi pressure washer. $300 at Lowes!

It is the right PSI, you kinda have to get the nozzle close to the quad when trying to get dried on dirt and mud off the plastics but it isn't strong enough to knock off the factory stickers. Otherwise, it gets the job done really well, especially for $300!
 

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Those are good pressure washers but it is hard to be a honda motor, I have a honda lawn mower and a honda pressure washer. (had the lawn mower sine 1993) they both run perfect, start ever pull, and havnt skipped a beat.
 

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Best set up for a pressure washer, "bar none" is a Honda Motor with a Cat Pump! I have a couple of friends who are in the pressure washing biz and they agree that this set up is the best that you can get here in the U.S.


I have had one for three years and yet have had any issues with it!
 

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OK so Im a dumbass..... There was a reset button on the plug end and it wasnt pushed in. HUMMMM So now she blows like a $5 hooker. Works pretty good when you have it set up right. LMAO I only paid 50 buck for it because it was returned item (one of the low pressure nose was broke), not bad i dont think . thanks guys for the quick response. WOODY
 

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Machy said:
I have a Honda 2,500 psi pressure washer. $300 at Lowes!

It is the right PSI, you kinda have to get the nozzle close to the quad when trying to get dried on dirt and mud off the plastics but it isn't strong enough to knock off the factory stickers. Otherwise, it gets the job done really well, especially for $300!
2500 psi will dam sho take yo stickas offn now im tellin!!
 

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I have a simoniz, it's 1650psi, electric. It works great. In order for any unit to work good, you have to have adequate pressure AND volume of water coming out of your hose first. The trick I use for cleaning the bike is a presoak with soapy water, let the dried dirt get good and soaked for about 15 mins. Then I rinse that off, then wash with good car soap and big foam peanut and wool mit. Then I dry it off, start it up, let it run for about 10 mins, take it for a toot down the street, lube the chain and tuck it into bed lol. Never ever blast and areas on the bike that are vulnerable, ie, any electrical connection, any bearing seals. Use only hose pressure on that stuff and even then keep it gentle.
 

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Yeah Ya got to have a Hi-pressure cleaner to get that mud off. I had been going to the car wash for years, but been advised thats how Crim's :mad: can find the bikes their chasing by hangin around the right model comes along and then following ya home and you would never think of it the cop's said. ;)

So I brought Spitwater for peace of mine :grin_nod:
 

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