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Old 06-09-2019, 09:08 PM
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Default Clean or not

So do you keep your bike spotless, just clean enough or ridin dirty?
Old 06-09-2019, 09:26 PM
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It drives me nuts when my bike is anything other than spotless and shiny, so I do my best to keep it that way (but I'm not perfect).
Old 06-09-2019, 09:28 PM
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I try to keep my bike spotless at all times , after all , she is my baby . She looks after me as well as I look after her . I ride approx 20,000 Km in a 6 month season , but when I do longer runs I'm not as picky , wipe the bugs off the shield and go . When I get home I'll put her in the shop , crank up the tunes and spend the day polishing , almost as relaxing as riding .
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:33 PM
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Once or twice a season, or until the bugs get so thick that the color is undetectable
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:35 PM
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rain washed most of the dirt off today
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:37 PM
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Spotless and it helps if you're retired.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:59 PM
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In between. I like to keep it spotless but it is a bitch to keep clean. I wash and wax it every couple months. Other than that I use some spray cleaner to get the bug juice off the front and ride.

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Old 06-09-2019, 10:03 PM
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I try to keep it looking descent but I would rather ride it.

A good wash every couple months with a lot of lemon pledge in between.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:22 PM
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Spotless and it helps if you're retired.
Ditto that! ^^^
Old 06-10-2019, 04:55 AM
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Clean it when it needs it. Windshield I always keep clean.

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