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Im looking to get a pressure washer, and i want to know what the appropriate PSI would be. I want it to be able to easily take off mud and dirt, but not damage the bike or graphics. What do you guys have?

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I have an old Generic pressure washer (electric) and it only puts out about 1200 psi (which for washing bikes is plenty)and I have taken off my graphics and put a hole in my seat with it.

So, you don't need a whole lot of PSI, you just need to pay attention to what your doing (a friend's wife accidentally took off some skin because she wasn't paying attention) . Adjust the nozzle so it has a nice "fan" when it contacts the bike and you should be alright.

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Changing the tips will make a difference as well. I have one that came with my Honda Preasure washer....it pulses at a very high rate of speed and has a circular pattern to it. It works very well on the tough mud and oil spots....then change out to a fan bit when hitting the plastics.

2500psi is great, I would not recommend anything much smaller

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I'm also in the market for a new one, My electric just isnt cutting it anymore. I'm looking for a really quiet one around 2500 psi. any help?

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I like the elec husky 1750, dunno if i'd want anything more powerfull then this for washing my bike.

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So what is the gpm on most of your guys' washers?

I have a Excel pressure washer powered by a 6.5 horse B&S engine. It is a 2 GPM and has 2500 PSI. It seems to be a good one, I bought it last year and used it quite a bit. I got it at Home Depot for appox. $300

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