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Old 11-05-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Snow foam or not?

Hi All

I see an increase (on instagram) of bikers snow foaming their entire bike, which I personally thought would not be a good idea.

What does everyone think?

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Old 11-05-2018, 02:55 PM   #2
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I too have noticed a trend in this on fbook & the like.
Personally I wouldn’t do it, as I wouldn’t want to get it into vulnerable switchgear (should be water tight tho) or get into any bearings/seal housings.
Then again, people pressure wash moto-x bikes all the time so what do I know lol
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Old 14-05-2018, 10:04 AM   #3
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I do but maybe not to the extreme others do so I think its ok so long as usual rules apply don't leave it too long in certain areas.

No direct pressure for long times, fingers crossed no problems so far.
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Old 21-05-2018, 04:39 PM   #4
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I don't see any real issue, what's different to snow foaming a bike versus taking a hose to it with water?

In my 11 years of biking I've always just taken a normal hose and hosed the entire bike from top to bottom then washed with a mitt and then dried off with no issues.

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Old 23-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #5
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Never had any issues with either a power washer or snow foam on my bikes...






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Old 29-08-2018, 10:38 AM   #6
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i only foam the fairings, wheels, areas where chain wax has slung onto and the nose cone, i just give the dials a wipe with a wet cloth and lightly hose off.

never had any issues. just dry it off as best you can
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Old 29-08-2018, 11:09 AM   #7
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I don't see a problem at all, the most important part is the drying, getting rid of any standing water from all the nooks and crannies is key, a metro sidekick is a great tool for this
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I used to snow foam, but if I'm just washing the bike, then it's TFR via pump sprayer. If I'm washing the cars too, then it'll get a blast of the snow foam.
I found the snow foam a bit messy on the bike when rinsing, it still seemed to have a lot of residue in the nooks and crannies. The TFR seems to rinse off better - or maybe I just can't see it in the nooks and crannies!
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