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gunzo

Hunter
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Sep 8, 2010
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Kentucky
Cleaned & polished on a Heritage Softail one Friday till midnight. 3 or 4 couples to meet at my house next day for a ride up into Ohio. I had the bike sort of sitting crossways in the drive for a good view. Nobody said a word.

We rode into the next county to meet up with more riders at a country store. Nobody said a word. I was calling them names under my breath.

On the way to Oh. I wondered if I'd ever clean a motorcycle that well ever again. It gave me pride, but nobody noticed? Was it worth it ?

Once in Oh. we stopped one more time for a pow wow before a further ride. And finally, the pickiest guy of the whole bunch said that he didn't know if he could ride with anybody that had a cleaner motorcycle than him. The rest of the gang moaned, say they too had noticed but just didn't want to give me the satisfaction, good friends ya know.
Mission accomplished.
 
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Jan 2, 2005
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Northern Illinois
After every ride I thoroughly clean the windscreen on my Spyder, as well as the headlights and any obvious bugs on the front of the bike, but that's about it. Maybe once a season I actually wash and dry the whole bike. On my new Royal Enfield, without a windscreen, I just use water to clean off the big headlight and any obvious bugs on the front fender. It never seemed worth the effort to get too crazy about having a clean bike. I'll admit I did a quick wet down and wipe dry on my Goldwing the day I was trading it in on the new Spyder. I later saw the bike all shiny and sparkling on the dealer's showroom floor, so they detailed it for their sale. Would have been a wasted effort for me to have worked hard to really clean it up first.
 

harley08

Blackhawk
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Jan 9, 2014
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I love Harleys I have had a lot of them, even had two at one time.
Now my knees are hurting, so I bought a sports car. I now own a 2014 100th anniversary edition Dodge Challenger. They only made 50,000 of them.
 

protoolman

Service-Sixer
Joined
Oct 15, 2001
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Location
MN and MT
Cleaned up mine and buffed the chrome after rebuilding my fuel petcock this morning. Then took it for a long ride..
 

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