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Old 02-17-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Washing motorcylce?

just wondeing how everyone washes and keeps their motorcycle clean?
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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water, micro fiber towels and spray on wipe off wax. I spray the wax on the towel and then wipe, so the wax does not get in all the little cracks and other places.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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I like Plexus for polish, and have heard good things about Honda polish too.

I wash a rinse one section at a time, thats about the best advice I have to offer.

Go with the micro fiber towel like Maskale suggested and pick yourself up a decent shammy(sp?) for drying before you polish/wax.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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remember to lube your chain afterwards.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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i just waxedx mine, lol i use dishwashing soap, then wax i do it like once a month cuase i ride everyday and i aint got time to clean it everyday
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Just build up a layer of *Anti-Gravity Safety Dirt* on your machine
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I wash it with regular water to remove the dirt, wait until it dries up and precced to clean with plexus for a showroom finish.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #11
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I use the following:

-Purple degreaser from autozone for engine parts
-Microfiber towels to wash plastics
-Regular towels to clean wheels and other hard to reach places
-Use my compressor to dry engine an remove excess water
-Chamois to dry plastics
-Turtle Wax Express Shine spray car wax
-WD-40 to clean chain
-Repsol chain lube

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i wash my girl, like i was my car... a bucket, soap, and a water hose...

and windex between washes to remove dust! LOL
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Water + Soap + sponge + Towel + Honda Polish + micro fibers = So Fresh and So Clean
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i just don't ride it. it doesn't get dirty sitting in the garage!
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Don't use dish detergent regularly, it's pretty harsh on automotive paints. It will strip any wax from the finish. That can causes the paint to dull and lose it's luster faster than it should. You could use it before you put on a new coat of wax though to get the old wax off.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #17
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i dont wash mine. it wipes away the character.
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I just wipe it down bit by bit everytime I go outside to smoke a cigg. Unless I have just ridden in the rain, or been busy as for some reason(not often) my bike is usually just about spotless.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:11 PM   #20
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If I get caught in the rain, then I'll hose it down with just water, just to wash off the debris that accumulates on the rear hugger/swingarm, and anywhere else. Once it dries, Honda Polish.
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