I agree, but I don't wax the Brutale, as the matte finish would just get hazy, no way to make it shine (it's not supposed to, obviously), but sometimes for a lighter wash I just use honda spray cleaner, or carwash soap, but the dishsoap is great for the extreme dirt buildup I get from the dusty Arizona roads I ride everyday, rain or shine.airfuel said:Dish soap is harsh! Strips wax but is good if you are going to wax after. Car soaps do not strip the wax.
:laughing: :laughing:Steptoe said:Meguiars Final Inspection gets a fair work-out around my place. Bikes never seem to get that dirty to require a wash, except if you go to Victoria, where the word "drought" has been removed from the Dictionary :stickpoke
Wow...amazing.agusta01 said:My bike has never seen water in its life and if I have my way, never will!!
We did a tour of Tassie last year and it pissed down for 2 days...
16 hours in hard driving rain...MV did really,really well.
At first we were all pissed with the weather, but by the end of the second day we were loving it...it taught me to ride in the rain properly..
Only negative...it took 2 days to strip and clean the MV thoroughly !!!
Pic from rain in Tarraleah Pass, Tasmania...
..I think I'm just jealous you live in sunny Queensland :conveyer:agusta01 said:Veloce, its not that I don't like rain, just have another bike that Im not as fanatical about which dose the wet weather thing.
I remember my first (new) bike, (think I was 18) went to showroom to pick it up and it was sooo clean and shiney, half way home massive thunderstorm, I spent the next day with a toothbrush cleaning!!
And agree totally wet roads teach the finer point of road craft
safer and heaps warmer... melbourne weather this easter has been so cold and gloomy.Velocemoto said:..I think I'm just jealous you live in sunny Queensland :conveyer:
Went to go for a ride today to my local twisties....amazing loony Easter traffic out in ubandance !!!! Turned around and came home, what a joke.
Safer in my lounge room today!
As for cleaning... Meguiar's products cost, but always seem to give the best results...
I've used Autoglym products, but just not that particular one. Good quality product from memory. Apparently the Queen of England uses it on her Triumph Rocket IIIMVITALIAN said:Has anyone tried Autoglym instant show shine polish? I've read good things but curious if anyone has tried?