- What portable bike washer?
Worx user here too. Mine does 2 bikes properly, could probably stretch to a 3rd at a push. 2 3/4 buckets I can get out of the battery.
I’m going to get a water container to take with me soon so I can wash the bikes at the end of the ride rather than leaving them till it’s light outside again 🙂
It’s a lot better than the Mobi one I used to have.Posted 1 month agoblokeuptheroadMember
I got a Mobi V15 as a Christmas present and I’m very pleased with it. It’s not jet wash powerful but perfect for cleaning mud off the bike at this time of year. Holds 15 litres, just enough for two quite thorough washes and runs off a car 12V DC outlet. Seems well made and no leaks or drips.Posted 1 month agokayak23Subscriber
Has anyone tried using a Worx to wash a dog?
I believe there are two models, one of which has two pressure settings which I think is for that sort of purpose.
To the Op. Another vote for the Worx. I was using a cheap 12v pump kit from EBay, which for 25 notes was amazing and worked brilliantly. The Worx however is way more convenient. You just have to remember to charge the battery.
I made a case for my eBay one.
Posted 1 month ago
Has anyone tried using a Worx to wash a dog? I guess I’m asking can you turn the pressure right down to a gentle hose so I don’t blast my dog’s feet off?
The standard Worx has a High/Low button and also variable spray angle settings. Also if you use it with the short wand it will only wash at the low setting (unless of course you do the magnet hackPosted 1 month ago
By caravan pump spray, do you mean the cheap Ebay/Amazon ones? Similar to what Kayak posted above?
The Worx is much more powerful and cleans off claggy mud stuck in tyre treads much quicker than my Ebay special. The Ebay special I had to hold right up to the tyre to shift the mud with the Worx hydroshot it cleans out the tread from my normal standing position that I use to rinse the whole bike, don’t need to stick the lance right up against the tyre.Posted 1 month agobenp1Subscriber
We lost our dog last year sadly, but when we get another one soon I plan to use the worx to wash them down. Our last dog would take an ice cold hose down in the garden but I had to put him in the car muddy/dirty, worx should fix that
I use the short lance with mine and can get high and low settings. Haven’t used the long lance actuallyPosted 1 month agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Sticky clay on tyres is pretty heavy on water use
I don’t think anything but a full power jetwash will get that off – Worx will remove a lot but you probably still need a brush.
High power short lance seems to work well enough (don’t know if that was a US restriction?) and has enough power. I’ve jet washed my own legs a bit on high and it stings but doesn’t remove the skin… on low it’s fine (and the wider the nozzle setting the less intense – theres a ‘shower setting’ on the nozzle I’ve washed under).Posted 1 month agodrewdSubscriber
Similar to the above, I bought a used Worx Hydroshot from the Amazon Warehouse black Friday sale. It was in “used” condition but was complete with all accessories. I had an Amazon voucher so paid under £40 of my own money.
If I had an outside tap or somewhere to attach a hose I probably wouldn’t have got it, but now I do have it I’m happy with it. Previously I used a 5 litre garden pump spray, but this works much better as the power is consistent and the water jet is wider.
You could use it for washing a dog, as there’s a setting low enough to water plants.Posted 1 month agoMbnutMember
Has no one had the problem of the Worx not being able to draw the water through properly, as if it needs priming?
Seems to happen a lot for the people that I know that have them.
Curious as I’m on a pump up Hozel that is brilliant and have an unused Worx that I’m loathe to use as I’ll flog it on if the issues the lads are having are unsolved.
Mate has a Mobi thing that has a battery and has been flawless so far this winter.Posted 1 month agomattbeeSubscriber
Can take about 30 secs to draw water through.Posted 1 month ago
I also added a weigh to the filter end to help it sink to the bottom of the container as the hose has a tendency to curl back up (if stored coiled) which meant the pickup end /filter could end up sitting at the top of the container.devbrixSubscriber
Took the filter off the pipe of Hydroshot, pushed up the float and put a foot long plastic pipe over and put the clamp back on to stop the plastic pipe falling off. That solved the problem of it curling up in a 10l container. Only use tap water so shouldn’t be a problem with grit, dirt etc.Posted 1 month ago
Routine now is to wash bikes immediately at end of the ride rather than putting them on the bike rack and letting the mud dry on – it will get even the worst mud/clay off tyres etc if it’s still wet. Don’t tend to use a bike cleaner just dry the bike down with an old towel and that seems to solve the residual mud smears.DrPMember
Second.. Third.. Whatever.. The WORX!
I’ve a 25l container in the boot.
Going to make a ‘rigid pipe thing with a hozelock attachment’ on it, and put another hozelock on the worx pipe, so that I just clip it on, and it always sucks from the bottom
Prob put a bit of mesh on the bottom of the pipe..
DrPPosted 1 month agota11pau1Subscriber
At £200, although the the Bosch Fontus does look to be the best option (apart from the size) they’re probably priced a bit high for us who just want it to wash to bike after a ride. The Hydroshot can be had for well under £100, and the mobi 12v wsher is £50 regularly. Then there’s the hand pump which is £10-15 and still does the job, with a bit more effort.
Silly, I know, considering we’ll spend several thousand pounds on bikes and gasp at spending £100 more on something to maintain it 😀
I’ll hopefully get out for a local ride on Thursday and will test out my dad’s hydroshot – I normally use a decent pressure tap with a hose and find that plenty to wash even fuly dried on dirt.Posted 1 month ago
Just to spice up the tread, I got one of these from the US site via a post forwarding service.
Was reduced to $170 at the time in their Jan sale. 40v version that does 450 psi (as opposed to the 20V version available in the UK\Ireland which does 320psi).
Arrived a week ago, it definitely gets sticky clay off the tyres 🙂Posted 1 month ago
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