Karcher OC3 Portable Cleaner review

Karcher OC3 Portable Cleaner review

Cleaning your bike is sensible to keep it running better for longer, and to uncover any potential problems. Alfred Kärcher is the most recognisable name in power washing, at least his surname is, with a vast array of powerful mains or petrol-powered machines. The trouble is, a bike’s bearings aren’t designed to resist water being forced in to them at pressures north of 110 bar/1,600psi. How to jet wash a bike 6 steps for cleaning your road bike post-ride The challenge is to create a portable washer that’s compact and powerful enough to clean effectively, with a water supply that’ll get the job done. The non-adjustable, fan-shaped, flat water jet is effective at stripping solid dirt from bikes at close range Kärcher’s OC3 is the smallest and lightest cleaner I’ve seen, measuring just 277x234x201mm. The unit’s lower half contains the rechargeable lithium ion battery, motor and recessed top to store ...

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