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Old 10-26-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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How do you guys wash your bikes?

so today its raining and i have nothing else to do after i get off of work. i might as well get my bike all pretty'd up for the bbq on sunday.

so what products do you guys use? most of the time i just use a towel and water to get dirt off. after that i use Liquid turtle wax, that stuff does wonders.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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I used to wash mine ever week.
Now I just wait and ride in the rain
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
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I give mine a golden shower!
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I used to wash mine ever week.
Now I just wait and ride in the rain
doesn't that get it dirtier? and more cleaning to do?
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
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Yea but, your going to clean it only to have it end up dirty again :eh:
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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Mr. Clean Clean Machine (spotless) then a leaf blower to dry. Works every time and there are no spots on my chrome when done.
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just water and then i go over it with portect all (on the plastic ,exhaust pipe) just keep it away from the seat, tires, and foot pegs.
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shampoo, leaf blower to dry, wax if neccesary. I only wash it if it looks dirty, the wax helps.
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take it through the car wash.. DUH! and use the brushless... unless u have a lot of bugs then find one that uses brush rollers... it will wash and wax and spot free rinse in a matter of minutes!
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Soap and water then Honda Polish. Works like a charm.
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Yea I usually use this stuff I got from the harley dealership to get the dirt/bugs off, then wet wax for a lil shine...

I've been looking for this stuff that I saw a dude I used to ride with in Oklahoma use but I don't know what it's called or where the to find it. It's some kind of shine spray for a quik shine w/o having to actually wash your bike...anyone have an idea what I'm talking about ?
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Yea but cleaning wax out of the cracks is a pain in the
Thats why i use the protect all, and its cheaper but the same thing as HONDA Polish.
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A shamy(sp) works just as good as leaf blower and cheaper only like 2 bucks at walmart
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Yea I usually use this stuff I got from the harley dealership to get the dirt/bugs off, then wet wax for a lil shine...

I've been looking for this stuff that I saw a dude I used to ride with in Oklahoma use but I don't know what it's called or where the to find it. It's some kind of shine spray for a quik shine w/o having to actually wash your bike...anyone have an idea what I'm talking about ?
Honda Polish there is a similar product as well but I just use the Honda Polish. Every shop usually has some for sale.

If the bugs are really baked on you can lay a hot towel on it for a few minutes. Thanks Bryan954
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Honda Polish there is a similar product as well but I just use the Honda Polish. Every shop usually has some for sale.

If the bugs are really baked on you can lay a hot towel on it for a few minutes. Thanks Bryan954
But does it leave a residue or film on the surface of the bike? This stuff went on pretty clean with no film/residue...
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But does it leave a residue or film on the surface of the bike? This stuff went on pretty clean with no film/residue...
I know what your talkin about with the residue. What i do is spray some Honda polish on a shop towel and rub it on the surface then i go over it with a dry shop towel. It brings the shine out!
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But does it leave a residue or film on the surface of the bike? This stuff went on pretty clean with no film/residue...
Nah, Honda Polish is the cats meow. Borrow some or stop by a shop and get a demo of some. It is amazing stuff. You can go do a 500 mile day. Pull the bike in and spray it down with Honda Polish. Let is sit for a minute then wipe it down. Looks showroom!
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