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NHMike
08-18-2009, 1:08 PM
If you even bother...hahaha. Mine hasn't seen any type of cleaning for a while now. I usually clean it over the winter and that's it. Or, when I find and oil leak I'll wipe it off with a towel, or a T-shirt...whatever's laying around. When I DO clean it, all I need is a towel, a bottle of windex and a scouring pad (For the whitewalls).

currysurr
08-18-2009, 1:15 PM
I've wiped some oil off of mine this summer once or twice, I thinks that's about all of the cleaning it has gotten, except maybe when I get caught out in the rain.

Fredo
08-18-2009, 2:08 PM
I use the wind.

Doubleclutch
08-18-2009, 2:55 PM
I wash the bike once a mouth when it's my shower day. So what ever you do don't come rolling by my shop that day cause you will see me and my bike in the drive covered with suds and it not a pretty sight!!!

motomotard
08-18-2009, 3:22 PM
a rag........

bwleather
08-18-2009, 4:51 PM
Neverdull on the important parts like upper fork legs & such. Shit gets pretty rusty where I live. But that's about it.

smokey469
08-18-2009, 5:03 PM
I've wiped some oil off of mine this summer once or twice, I thinks that's about all of the cleaning it has gotten, except maybe when I get caught out in the rain.

+1 on that!

clay
08-18-2009, 5:53 PM
water under pressure

ChoppyGee
08-18-2009, 6:45 PM
Bikini bike Washes....its for a good cause.

brad7042
08-18-2009, 7:52 PM
my pops always gets the boxes of old t shirts for rags.. they usually wash my bike really well.. well i mean the oil leaks that i have that is. I usually just wipe that stuff off and ride. oil makes it shiny.

JohnnyTremendous
08-18-2009, 8:07 PM
Clean... my... bike?

motoguru
08-18-2009, 8:10 PM
i'll be that guy.

honda polish and a microfiber towel.

kingdeadbeat
08-18-2009, 9:21 PM
Foamy engine brite engine degreaser for the motor area, foaming black magic tire shine on frame and tires after washing......cotton t-shirts, and a typical car drying towel for drying and wiping surfaces.I need to wash the bike soon actually.

BlueCollarMoto
08-18-2009, 9:43 PM
The sporty gets a oily rag and sometimes some sand cloth on the chrome. Haven't washed it this year yet.

SA
08-18-2009, 10:07 PM
my local bike cranker.....

CaveMann
08-18-2009, 10:18 PM
The local coin op power wash, then to dry a quick trip to Hinsdale (20 miles @ 70mph).

Wendy
08-18-2009, 11:19 PM
I own a Shovelhead...

Simple Green
Wipe
Rinse
Repeat

bluayeddvl
08-18-2009, 11:24 PM
clean my wha? huh?

sumo
08-19-2009, 7:13 AM
http://www.axminster.co.uk/images/products/PARTC5L_l.jpg
at the end of winter to take off all the road salt. and at the begining of winter to rust protect a bit - but other than that.... whats this cleaning you speak of?

boogieman
08-19-2009, 6:23 PM
car wash once every 3 or 4 months. Gets pretty bad riding on gravel after it rains lol.

If I really want to clean something, like for taking pictures, I will do it with garden hose and bucket or car wash stuff. Armor all and such to what needs it afterward.

Revelator
08-19-2009, 8:50 PM
You guys are losers.
I use the new & improved version of the dark customs ultra designer HOG (&RUB) approved Harley Davidson deluxe show & shine cycle detailing kit only available from the big & plush Harley Davidson authorized stealership.

onigoroshi
08-20-2009, 12:19 AM
mister sparkle

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7761/ssim0100.jpg

Spoke
08-20-2009, 9:12 AM
Leaf blower!

obrien3044
08-20-2009, 4:15 PM
HAZ-MAT Pads.

olddaze
08-20-2009, 7:48 PM
foaming engine degreaser twice a year and a regular dish soap in a bucket bath.

KT
08-20-2009, 8:09 PM
Mothers and 0000 steel wool and a T shirt to wipe it off that's for the aluminum ...The rest is flat black so does more Rattle can count as cleaning it ???

I forgot sometimes I rub it with tranny fluid and rag to brighten the black back up or blend the wear spots....

BigDawg
08-20-2009, 8:51 PM
Rain water and the occasional degreaser when I'm looking for an oil leak.

TooManyProjects
08-22-2009, 10:04 PM
What do I use to clean my bike? My son mostly, since my wife won't clean it anymore. Something about never taking her for a ride on it...