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Old 03-08-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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Bike Rack and Car Wash - asking for trouble?

Just curious - am I asking for trouble if I run my car through a "touchless" car wash with my rack on?

I've got a couple of yakima cobras on a mazda factory rack. Rack Attack advised taking the Cobras off first, but I'm lazy and would rather not if I didn't have to.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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And here I was hoping I could just take my bike through the car wash on top of the car...
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Ive taken my NSR-4 thru the touchless wash a few times. Rattles the truck like a hot damn as the washing robot does its business with the rack
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Just curious - am I asking for trouble if I run my car through a "touchless" car wash with my rack on?

I've got a couple of yakima cobras on a mazda factory rack. Rack Attack advised taking the Cobras off first, but I'm lazy and would rather not if I didn't have to.
What dollar value would you put on the time it takes to them off?

Let's say the yakimas $200 altogether, and let's assume it takes 20 minutest to take off. If you earn more than $600 an hour, then it is probably worth the risk of not taking them off.
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What dollar value would you put on the time it takes to them off?

Let's say the yakimas $200 altogether, and let's assume it takes 20 minutest to take off. If you earn more than $600 an hour, then it is probably worth the risk of not taking them off.
Hmmm... I guess what I'm supposed to infer from your post is that, in your opinion, touchless car washes damage bike racks. If that's the case, you could have kept it simple and just said so:/

But thanks for the input.
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I have a feeling they'll be just fine.
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Yes, it should be just fine.

Now if you had 33s and a lift kit on your Mazda then you should be worried! We'd all be worried.
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The wash might not let you in. The one on Main in NVan said the sensors don't pick up the racks well and it can cause damage to either the rack or their wash system.

Too bad there are not many of the hand wand car washes left, at least not in Vancouver or near the hills NVan.
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I've gone through with my Thule roof rack and bike racks on without a problem on my small sedan.



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Too bad there are not many of the hand wand car washes left, at least not in Vancouver or near the hills NVan.
Out in the suburbs we actually get our own drive ways, we can do all kinds of crazy stuff like wash cars, etc...........ohhhhhhh and for under $800K too.
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Hmmm... I guess what I'm supposed to infer from your post is that, in your opinion, touchless car washes damage bike racks. If that's the case, you could have kept it simple and just said so:/

But thanks for the input.
But being simple would make me sound less of a condescending jerk!

But how much work is it to take it down? To be safe why not check with Rack Attack why they recommend taking it off for the touchless. Maybe it is because the high water pressure will get in the metal joint somewhere, rust things, and compromise the strength of this parts eventually leading to some failure (hopefully with your bike not on there).
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just living in Van is like a car wash every day. I doubt it would damage the rack.

I was gonna suggest the Oasis but I see that they're not so good
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I routinely go through with a hitch rack (Thule and before that NSR) and have only once had a problem - the wash stopped half way through soaping up the car so I had to be rescued by the attendant who wasn't best pleased, though he did let me use a regular hose to rinse with before I left. That was the Esso on Dollarton. I've been back since with the same set up and it worked. BUT, I ain't never tried a roof rack.
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just living in Van is like a car wash every day. I doubt it would damage the rack.

I was gonna suggest the Oasis but I see that they're not so good
Well, water itself not being a problem, but the high pressure jet. Just speculating.
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