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testcase 05-11-2011 11:00 AM

I tend to wash mine in the sinks of bathrooms and then wipe with a microfiber from the bag.

Kevin_Duke 05-11-2011 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by testcase (Post 259729)
I tend to wash mine in the sinks of bathrooms and then wipe with a microfiber from the bag.

Agreed. Warm water does a good job of removing grime and guts, and a microfiber prevents scratching. And no residue to worry about.

cloud9 05-13-2011 10:00 AM

Warm water seems to be the option I will go with until I can find some plexus.

I've seen people literally washing their cars with those gas station squeegees so that would be a last I'm all out of spit and no water within 20 miles resort.

Morbo the Destroyer 05-13-2011 01:55 PM

Lemon Pledge cleans so easy,
Lemon way to make bikes glow.
Lemon Pledge as you're dusting,
Adds new luster as you go.
Lemon Pledge cleans so easy,
Puts a shine down lemon good.
Lemon Pledge as you're dusting,
Gives your hubby rock-hard wood.

pushrod 05-13-2011 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by testcase (Post 259729)
I tend to wash mine in the sinks of bathrooms and then wipe with a microfiber from the bag.

Ewwww!

You go in gas station toilets!?

And you touch the surfaces in there!!??

Eeee-ewwwwww!




But, seriously, check out the Meguiar's "PlastX". Works great. And it's cheap. I use it on all sorts of stuff. Bought it originally to de-yellow the Expeditions' headlamp lenses.

Amazon.com: Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish -10 oz.: Automotive

cloud9 05-13-2011 02:21 PM

BMW shop........*shudders*. I'm afraid to even step foot into one. I'd walk out with a loan and a motorcycle I wasn't expecting to buy all while just looking for some plexus.

Then again with the price of tinted/mirrored visors now a days it's worth getting a decent cleaner so you don't ruin it.

testcase 05-13-2011 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by pushrod (Post 259806)
Ewwww!

You go in gas station toilets!?

And you touch the surfaces in there!!??

Eeee-ewwwwww!




But, seriously, check out the Meguiar's "PlastX". Works great. And it's cheap. I use it on all sorts of stuff. Bought it originally to de-yellow the Expeditions' headlamp lenses.

Amazon.com: Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish -10 oz.: Automotive


Man.. *I* am the reason gas stations toilets are even that way in the first place!

*Eats gas station egg salad bean burrito*

rfox 05-15-2011 07:36 AM

Beginners...
 
Getting back to the article....
I'm one of the +49'ers from the survey. With 35-40 years of mc'ing, I see it as both parents' responsibility to support their children's interests. Taking time to include both my children when they were young, and including friends(with parent permission) has been crucial. At the same time, even though your child is 25, you will continue to have significant influence if you take the correct approach for that individual.

After earning her drivers lic., my 16 yr old announced she wanted two things for her next birthday: a belly pierce and a street bike. I said, "Not with my hard-earned dollar to the first", and "let's sign-up for the course to the second." Now 18 and two summer jobs later, she's got both... I've only seen the belly pierce once, but we are into our second season of street riding together. I'm not quite ready to let her out on a solo, as she has not yet dropped her bike, but we have practiced that in the back yard and driveway. It's a regular part of trail rides, so I'll probably relent if we get to the end of June without incident (shhh...that's classified).

My fifteen year old son is beginning his third season of organized Mx racing. I modeled intelligence by spent a bundle on both children for new, but not flashy, safety equipment; both have learned that there is a great deal of merit to spending their hard earned money on bikes that don't look a whole lot different after a tumble or two... Although I have clenched my teeth each time he's left terra firma at the lip of a jump, all he hears from me is "stay focused and have fun! If that's working, come off the track". Otherwise, he gets technical advice and riding instructions from others at the track or in the shop.

I believe "A parent's guide to motorcycles", written for several age groups, is worthy of consideration as you explore this important area of our passion.

...and I love Plexsus!

cono_sur 05-16-2011 10:02 AM

Nice article. Enjoyed reading it!

The TTC is definitely not "The Better Way". Anyone will tell you that. lol


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