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View Poll Results: How do you to treat your bike??
Bike is cleaned constantly 31 22.96%
Wash and wax when I get a chance 68 50.37%
Bike is dirty as Hell!!! 36 26.67%
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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of motorcycle owner are you??

I was out riding my new (to me) 750 and I remember how I wanted this bike to be the bike that I baby and commute on my Honda. That meant washing her after every ride, polish this, shine that, no wheelies. I don't really see that happening. I ride my ass off and I am also a pretty busy guy so I kinda see both bike getting the same treatment. I'd like to see how my fellow SBN guys treat their bikes. Chime in.

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I used to clean mine girl once a week , not I do it about once every couple weeks . As for wheelies one small one and that's it I don't wanna do anything to cause her harm
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Clean on the inside (always), kinda dirty on the outside unless I just feel motivated. My bikes/cars are lucky to get aesthetic attention a couple times a month.

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Haven't been able to wash my bike since the beginning of summer. Serious water restrictions here b/c no rain for so long, starting to look a little dirty.


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I used to clean mine girl once a week , not I do it about once every couple weeks . As for wheelies one small one and that's it I don't wanna do anything to cause her harm
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It sits out in the rain. It's beautifully nature-clean.
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I commute on my bike so she really only gets cleaned during maintenance. I only use spray polish and usually skip cleaning the very bottom of the bike. Fucking area never stays clean anyway. I remember the days of constantly cleaning the bike and just couldn't spend the time on it each day. My kids need the attention more then the bike does.
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I clean her the night before I plan on going for a ride. Besides that she's Dirrrty!


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I ride every day, I have no garage, and I live within a couple miles of the ocean. So after 14+ years, it looks pretty scruffy. I don't do wheelies or otherwise abuse it, and I keep it mechanically well maintained. But it isn't generally very clean, the clearcoat on the tank is peeling, and the seat is pretty much shot (I do plan to take care of that last part soon, though).

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Haven't washed it once in two years. I ride everyday to work, sometimes in the rain. It is pretty damn dirty.
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Track bike is spotless. I just clean things as I do usual maintenance. The street bikes get pretty dirty. So, I'd vote on two but that's not allowed.


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here is my formula more cleaning = less miles first two years riding, more miles = less cleaning this past summer.

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I wash the bike about twice a month, but I do keep up on the regular maintence.

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I keep my bike clean. I have to. I can't stand seeing it dirty. Every now and then I slip though. But I try to be on top of it.

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