To ACF50 or not to ACF50

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Maz12 wrote: My bike is booked in with Alan Jefferies next weekend for the pre winter check and acf50 treatment (not bad for £50).
I got that email and wondered about getting mine done, esp as thats cheaper than AYB  ;)

I see you're down the valley, just down the road from me (hx)  :)
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I have it done every year (I'm too lazy to clean it mysen
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Maz12 wrote: I have it done every year (I'm too lazy to clean it mysen
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Had mine done last year when the bike was a few months old,  won't do it any harm,  I had a 2010RT then a 2012RT which I miss and wish I had the money for both
Can't see me changing to another bike now,  as the RT has everything I need,
Where abouts in Hx are you?
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Had a full day in the Garage, Bike all prepped for Tuesday & AYB.
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ACF-50 Treatment completed today by AYB.
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And the price was?
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RTman10 wrote:And the price was?
The Treatment cost is £65, http://allyearbiker.co.uk/
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Maz12 wrote:My bike is booked in with Alan Jefferies next weekend for the pre winter check and acf50 treatment (not bad for £50).
Do AJ's do the ACF-50 Treatment themselves or is the work done by a Franchised AYB Operator.
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I think they do it themselves,  I've seen videos of AYB and they certainly seem to do a amazing job.
No power or water where I park my bike or I wouldn't mind using them myself.. 
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Maz12 wrote:I think they do it themselves
I'd be interested to know what processes AJ's use to prepare & treat the Bike with ACF-50.

Any photos and/or feedback would be appreciated, thanks.
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I will try and sneak a peak on Saturday when they do mine,  probably a bob a job scout doing the cleaning and a school leaver spraying on the acf50 from a tin
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This is what AJ's say they are going to do, http://jefferies.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmai ... 07EBCCB890

"The work will be carried out by BMW trained technicians".

All Year Biker say, http://allyearbiker.co.uk/article/9

"The aerosol cans turned out to be a very messy and fairly inefficient way of getting the fluid where it was needed, so Roy turned to the importers and also the manufacturers, Lear Chemicals in Canada, to find a solution. The answer was application by high pressure misting. It was also obvious that for the fluid to bond effectively the bike had to be clean with no barrier like dirt or wax between the ACF50 and the surface it was protecting."

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DaygloDavid wrote: I'd be interested to know what processes AJ's use to prepare & treat the Bike with ACF-50.

Any photos and/or feedback would be appreciated, thanks.
I've just had my R12RT ACF treated by my local dealer (Dick Lovett). They matched the Jefferies (of which thanks for posting their link) price of £49.99. When I quizzed them re application etc, they stated that their workshop initially wash the bike thoroughly, dry off and then brush on the ACF liquid to ensure all relevant nooks and crannies are covered in the goo!
Application by misting/spraying with a lance wasn't an option from my dealer. Although that sounds like a thorough way of applying the goo, needless to say, fairing and panel removals would have to be undertaken (as earlier poster has illustrated). Mind you, how far do you really need to go when 'winterising' this bike? I was initially surprised when my dealer told me that they brush on the liquid goo, but thinking about it, provided that it's brushed on the exposed vulnerable metal surfaces, then that's what really matters, isn't it....?
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Steve F wrote:I've just had my R12RT ACF treated by my local dealer (Dick Lovett). They matched the Jefferies (of which thanks for posting their link) price of £49.99.
How much were Dick Lovett (Bristol) wanting to charge.

(There is an AYB Operator in Wells.)
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