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You need to be careful not to directly spray the jet into a area where there is an o-ring other type of gasket since the pressure will in some cases blow the seal out and cause oil leaks and possible premature failure of parts. Just a warning.

Me personally i use a regular garden hose, bucket full of water and soap, a sponge and a scrub brush to clean my quad. Mainly b/c we don't have a pressure washer.

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ya man i have a 2500 psi power washer...i try to use a regular hose on the sticker parts or just kinda chill out near um and stay back, i use the power washer for the underneath, bottom of the fenders and wheels...works out good
 

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Yea,,, I almost lost my stickrs too,,,, becareful aroud the radiator, I bent a bunch of the fins by pressure washing, lesson learned
 

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i alwaya use a bucket and a garden hose, and for the engine i use a degreaser
 

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I have a low pressure washer 1400psi. It is perfect for the Quad. It will take off the stickers too though. I pressure wash it down, then spray Castrol super clean mixed about 50 percent water on it and rewash with the pressure cleaner and it looks like brand new again.
 

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I sometimes use a small powerwasher on the plastics, but normally just a garden hose gets it done for me. I would never use an automotive car wash pressure washer (the coin-op ones), those things are crazy strong!

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I like to use the pressure washer also. Some of the mud that gets on there (haspin acres) is more clay than mud and is almost impossible to get of with a garden hose. I had a gripper seat on my 400ex and tore it up pretty good with a pressure washer so be careful.

Nice to see you on this site Trx450r_Racer! You always seem to provide good info. Thanks!
 

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I use both pressure and hose! Def stay away from areas that have seals and/or bearings with the degreasers and pressure washers. I had to replace the carrier bearings on my Z400 due to not being careful.
 

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Originally posted by lukester720@Apr 26 2004, 03:44 AM
I like to use the pressure washer also. Some of the mud that gets on there (haspin acres) is more clay than mud and is almost impossible to get of with a garden hose. I had a gripper seat on my 400ex and tore it up pretty good with a pressure washer so be careful.
Yup, be careful, I will probably be looking for a new seat cover soon, got the washer to close to the back of my seat.
 

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I use simple green right before I wash my bike and I never have my pressure washer on full pressure. Always a spray, just hard enough to get the mud off!
After I'm done then I put a foam tire shine on my bike to make it look like new. The tire stuff also makes it harder for the mud to stay on, so it makes it easier to get the mud off next time you wash the quad!
 

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haha the same thing happened to me my 450r was like brand new and then i started pressure washing it and my front right sticker just tore right off
 

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We have pressure washers on our farm but I am leary to use them on my 450. On the loaders and tractors, definately. For my 450 I start with Simple Green, let it sit on there for approx. 5 minutes. Then I spray it off with garden hose. I follow that up by hand washing it with Meguiars Gold Class auto shampoo (okay make fun of me). After rinsing it all off I dry it by using an air compressor with nozzle attached it and then spray Amsoil MP all over the bike to push out the remaining moisture. Then she's good to go! (I also run the bike a little after rinsing)
 
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