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View Poll Results: How oftern do you wash your bike?
More than once a week 11 7.01%
Once a week 23 14.65%
Once every two weeks 21 13.38%
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Whenever I get around to it 49 31.21%
You can wash these things? 35 22.29%
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:02 AM   #21
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #22
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:27 AM   #23
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i use a spray on- wipe off cleaner/wax when my bike needs a cleaning. I used to wash my bikes with a hose and soap but i've been told that the more you do that, your exposing un-needed moisture to your bike and it's not really necessary.

I don't actually wash my bike, just use one of those cleaner/waxes in a can and wipe everything down. Looks great when i'm done too.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:28 AM   #24
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That depends on my girlfriend, its whenever she has time, lol
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:52 AM   #25
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dont let black240 see this thread he will be mad that there is no 10+ a day
. I clean mines everytime I finish riding. I know you probably say its bad but I like to maintain my bikes by being clean them and for them being spotless. Yes I do lube up the chain after I wash it since I wash it about twice a weak. I wax and clay bar it everytime I wash them.


On the 750 I do the polish the fram and everything it has on there. I take the fairings on both side of both of the bikes to wipe the whole frame down and clean it especially on the 1000 since its polish I have to do a really good job on it. What can I say I am a neat freak.


There are times I will just take both of them out and give them a full detail just becasue I am bored and because I like seeing the results after cleaning them. I even call some of my freinds to come bring their bike so I can clean them but they want me to go to their house and I am like I am doing you the favor you come to my house.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:01 AM   #26
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Never. Same for cars.

I have wiped down the busa w a rag and orange clean when the bugs get really bad; but in 2 yrs w it usually parking outside/rain cleaned it up ok.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:05 AM   #27
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I've had this bike for a year now, put 9k miles on it and washed it 3 times total.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:23 AM   #28
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I do a full wash & lube every other week. In between, after a ride, I use Yama Lube Polish for everything except clear plastics. Use Plexo to polish all the clear plastic bits.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:27 AM   #29
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I wash mine atleast once a week, it stays inside my house and i have wooden floors, PLus it looks ballin when it sits in its room and is Shinning
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:53 AM   #30
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At least once a week. Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish.


If it gets real dirty (rode through water, dirt roads, etc.), I'll wash it down with car wash and water, let it dry, then follow up with the Honda polish.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:54 AM   #31
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i need to get some of that spray on polish contact cleaner stuff.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:58 AM   #32
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:19 AM   #33
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i need to get some of that spray on polish contact cleaner stuff.
me too. anyone know what the best stuff to use is? and where to get it?
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:23 AM   #34
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:33 AM   #35
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At least once a week. Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish.
A few years ago, they stopped carrying it, and they came back out as Original Bike Spirits. It's the same exact formula as the original Honda polish, which I heard is also the same exact formula as the Harley Davidson polish.

I've been using it forever.
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I kid you not, I use this and it is the very best I have ever found.

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Many, many, many riders swear by it.


A few years ago, they stopped carrying it, and they came back out as Original Bike Spirits. It's the same exact formula as the original Honda polish, which I heard is also the same exact formula as the Harley Davidson polish.

I've been using it forever.
thank you sir! i will try it out when i get a bike agian.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:08 AM   #40
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. I clean mines everytime I finish riding. I know you probably say its bad but I like to maintain my bikes by being clean them and for them being spotless. Yes I do lube up the chain after I wash it since I wash it about twice a weak. I wax and clay bar it everytime I wash them.


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Whoever buys your bike will appreciate the way you take care of the bike.



As for me, my bike hasn't been washed for a few months. Once I get the street fairings back on, I may wash it once a month... lil dirt doesn't bother me.
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