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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one who actually carries a bottle of motorcycle spray detailer and a microfiber cloth wherever I ride, even to work ? Is this practice normal ?

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No you are not the only one and yes it's normal. At least I think it is.
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It's a good practice. Bugs and bird droppings will eat the soft clear coat quickly.

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Am I the only one who actually carries a bottle of motorcycle spray detailer and a microfiber cloth wherever I ride, even to work ? Is this practice normal ?
yes, and no.

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Hmmmmmm , not quite sure what to make of some of these answers....

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...you guys clean your bikes?!

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...you guys clean your bikes?!
^^^This^^^

I have my wife do mine as payment for letting her ride with me.

Oh, and I just received the deed for the Brooklyn bridge and am putting it up for sale if'n anybody is interested!

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^^^This^^^

I have my wife do mine as payment for letting her ride with me.

Oh, and I just received the deed for the Brooklyn bridge and am putting it up for sale if'n anybody is interested!
I'll trade you straight up for the deed to some beautiful beach front property I bought in Kansas!

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I carry a ziplock freezer bag with 2 microfiber towels wet with Maguire's Ultimate quick detailer and 2 dry microfiber towels. Wet in one hand dry in the other... wax-on--wax-off. Takes up very little room in the saddlebag. On a trip I get up early and wipe the bike down before I take my shower. I clean my glasses with it too, bugs don't stick.

Yes, OCD. I will not ride a dirty bike. The guys make fun of me, then they want to borrow my cleaning supplies...

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I like to keep my XR clean but between the bugs, rain, dirt/gravel roads I would be cleaning more than riding. I am trying to wash it off and detail once every few weeks when I get time.

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