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It’s that time!!

Posted in IT'S THAT TIME with tags , on March 25, 2010 by Linda's Life ;D

Today Dave and I decided we would clean the bikes, the sun was shining and the worse of the bad weather is over. we hosed down both bikes at the local garage yesterday to get the worse of the mud off. The ritual cleaning of the bikes takes days, no nut bolt or chrome gets missed. The cleaning also gives us chance to check for any loose screws which quite often happens to mine due to all the bouncing on pot holes.

Of course to do a professional job you need the right cleaning materials, so I have taken a photo to show you what we use…

As you can see we have:

1. Dubbin used for rubber, leather and foot pegs.

2. Turkish furniture polish, used anywhere and everywhere!!

3. Toothbrush, (preferably an old one and NOT the one you are currently using) used for all those small places daves big hands cant get in.

4. Old tee-shirt or one of Daves that I never liked anyway.

The cleaning usually draws the neighbours in, I  dont think they can work us out at all, you just dont see them spending hours cleaning any of their vehicles, this is Aytaç showing Dave some good ol Turkish affection.

It always amazes me how dirty the bike gets, caked on mud everywhere, we quite happily spend a good 3 hours cleaning away, this however is only round 1, round 2 shall start tomorrow, I always manage to get covered head to foot in oil.

Monties beginning to look quite handsome again, abit more spit and polish he’ll look as good as new 😀