Bike It 3.5-litre parts washer

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Buying -

’VE BEEN fet­tling bikes in my garage for more years than my cake-ad­dled brain cares to re­mem­ber, but in all that time I’ve never had a parts washer. I’ve had and used them at work and al­ways been im­pressed by how handy they are but for some rea­son I never got around to get­ting my own, in­stead re­ly­ing on an old wash­ing up bowl and de­greaser to do the job.

But that changed sev­eral months ago when I ac­quired this one. It’s a Bike It parts washer, and very sim­i­lar to many oth­ers of its size on the mar­ket. At 3.5 gal­lons and

I44 x 36 x 26cm it’s not a par­tic­u­larly big thing, but for my garage these are great di­men­sions. I can move it from the bench to out­side if I want more light. Us­ing an ex­ten­sion lead to op­er­ate the mo­tor means I can use it pretty much any­where.

It came with its own clean­ing so­lu­tion – it’s im­por­tant to use the right stuff – and I’ve used it to de­grease loads of stuff from carbs and calipers to sus­pen­sion link­ages. The con­stant flow of clean­ing fluid from the noz­zle onto the part your’re wash­ing makes it a lot eas­ier that do­ing it in a bucket. So, I’m very pleased. It’s an ex­cel­lent lit­tle thing, well worth the £50 ask­ing price. I just don’t know why I didn’t get one ear­lier.

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