The NYMSTF is sick and tired of looking at your grimy motorcycle. Give it a bath, already! Urban dwellers who don’t have access to suburban amenities like a hose and driveway can check out our new directory of do-it-yourself carwash bays and motorcycle-friendly hand-wash services. If you know of more, you can even add a new listing!
Most of these locations are Do-It-Yourself washes: they offer a coin-operated powered sprayer that shoots out soapy water with a spinning brush, and then just water for the rinse. Expect to pay about $4 for every 8-minute session. Bring a sponge, since the power sprayer is often pretty gritty and could scratch your bike; just let the sprayer spray while scrubbing the bike by hand. There are limited facilities, so you will want to bring your own:
- specialty brushes
- chamois/towels for drying
- detailing spray
- chain lube (for reapplying what was washed off)
And check out our Motorcycle washing tips & tricks here.