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    Quote Originally Posted by G&T View Post
    WTF is a dealer thinking of when the present a machine like that!

    How does that give confidence to prospective buyers when the signs are that visible? No point in spending thousands on Re branding dealer show rooms if your front door advertisement is a rusty bike.

    Reckon it was cleaned regularly with a fairly aggressive cleaner like Muc-Off, and left to soak in the chemical. Pretty poor show, all the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haditlowered View Post
    I've seen dealers washing bikes.... and i am sure it's bad for the machine, a lot of the time they use a chemical cleaner of some description, then blast it with a jet wash and with repeated use what effect to chemicals designed to remove grease and road film really do to the bike.... Whenever i take a bike in i insist that they do not clean it - i can make a better job without compromising the bike.
    I don't think my dealer has the time to wash my bike, but if they did I'll be taking this advice.

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    This is like clean bike Top Trumps

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    However, I come back to PR, Marketing and the time and millions it takes to position said brand, for some dopey dealer to screw it up.

    Coming from that industry I'd love to share that insight with Mr Bavaria. In fact the last business I worked for 10% of bonus was influenced by a Net Promoter Score which is basically the likelihood of a customer to recommend the brand to a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    12 years old - 32000 miles
    Do you use a product to remove the blue colouring form your exhaust? I recall there was a thread about this and I wanted to tell my friend the amen of the product but can't find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    Do you use a product to remove the blue colouring form your exhaust? I recall there was a thread about this and I wanted to tell my friend the amen of the product but can't find it?
    Autosol. But use lightly. The pipes are chromed so be gentle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G&T View Post
    Autosol. But use lightly. The pipes are chromed so be gentle.
    Ok, thanks. That's not the product I was thinking of. I think it was recommended by the member that does the detailing. Had an 1150 cleaner than showroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    Ok, thanks. That's not the product I was thinking of. I think it was recommended by the member that does the detailing. Had an 1150 cleaner than showroom.
    Optiglanz? But that didn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    Do you use a product to remove the blue colouring form your exhaust? I recall there was a thread about this and I wanted to tell my friend the amen of the product but can't find it?
    NO, ORIGINALLY THEY WENT BLUE AND THEN IT DISAPPEARED AND THEY WENT A DULL SILVER - THERMO DYNAMICS
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    Do they sell that in Halfords?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    Do they sell that in Halfords?
    What, Thermo Dynamics?

    Yes, I think it's in the 'bright spark' section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G (BHT) View Post
    What, Thermo Dynamics?

    Yes, I think it's in the 'bright spark' section
    Not far from the Hammerite tins
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    A customers 2004 bike, 98k miles.

    It's now up to 109k miles and still just as clean.

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    Its not just bikes,

    Some years ago i went to a main Japanese main dealer to collect some parts that were supposedly OEM only for an MOT

    Whillst i was waiting fo somone to man the empty showroom / parts desk, i perused the forecourt

    A mix of new / demonstrater / & Sh sales

    The new cars were as new, 0 miles, tape all over etc.

    The SH used / warranted cars were the usual mix of one careful owner ( etc

    The demonstraters were awful, one had a flat tyre, body works dents & dings etc.

    Suffice to say i wasnt impressed.

    I made my feelings know on the comunnity forums at that time.

    I was then asked to remove any reference to dealer in case they took action for portraying them in a bad light.

    Suffice to say i wasnt impressed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldrat View Post
    Needless to say I didn't buy it. I said that the only way I would consider buying it was if they replaced all the corroded parts. Nope they won't be doing that.

    When I said that this bike was a disgrace to not only BMW but the dealership, the response was that it got thoroughly washed once every week.
    Fucking Hell thats scary my KTMs never looked like that,

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