Motorcycle Wash Tips
Keep your ride in sparkling condition with some motorcycle wash tips. Everyone wants to ride on a clean and shiny motorcycle, but owners aren't always diligent about washing. Wash a motorcycle in a short period of time and it won't seem like such a chore, and the motorcycle will be better protected.
- If it is summer, wash the motorcycle early in the morning. Waiting until the heat of the day sets in makes most people hate doing the job. Also, working in the shade is always a good choice.
- For small spots, use a quick detailing spray. These are found at most automotive stores, and can get you out on the road in moments. A soft cloth wipes up the spray and leaves a shiny result.
- Use a cotton swab for areas around the gauges or handlebar that are hard to get into. Don't leave a small crevice of grime on the motorcycle when you wash it; the attention to details really makes a much better looking result.
- If you are using a water-based system to wash, change the bucket water frequently. If you use a cloth or sponge that is loaded with grit, you'll scratch the paint.
- Don't use a sponge or wash cloth that dropped on the ground. It will have dirt or other grit that will scratch the paint. Use a new cloth or sponge if it ever touches the ground.
- Store the motorcycle in a garage to minimize the wash frequency. During pollen season, the motorcycle will get coated and it can be hard to remove from all the small nooks on the motorcycle.