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Interested to know what approach you guys use when washing and polishing your bike. Do you use any specific products or brands , or do you just use the traditional soap and water approach and then oil and lubricate the necessary areas.
 

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*just want to piggy back this post if thats ok

In regards to washing the matte grey r3 because ive heard u need to take specific care etc
 

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I've been using S100 for many years. You just spray it on and immediately rinse it off with a hose. It is amazing! Takes all the dirt, oil, bugs and whatever right off. Safe for all surfaces that I've used it on. Afterwards a quick towel off and lube the chain and I'm ready to go.

Marc
 

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I would say be careful i got water around my tank and it got by the ignition and the key wouldn't go in anymore afterwards ..
 

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I use Meguiars Quik Wax. Just spray and wipe really, easy to use and R3 fairings aren't exactly time consuming to clean.
 

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Trying to figure out how to wash my bike without water since it's illegal to use a hose to wash a car or bike and if I take it to those manual places the bike would be hot so I would have to wait for the bike to cool down and they aren't the safest to wait around in. So I'm just lost as to what to do.
 

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Your bike should be fine to wash while hot, after all bikes are designed to be used in the rain. If components that got hot cracked every time you rode in the rain it wouldnt be a very good bike now wouldnt it?
 

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Trying to figure out how to wash my bike without water since it's illegal to use a hose to wash a car or bike and if I take it to those manual places the bike would be hot so I would have to wait for the bike to cool down and they aren't the safest to wait around in. So I'm just lost as to what to do.
Many spray-on, wipe-off cleaners will work fine. I use Windex, then a polishing spray (Lucas, I think), final wipe down, good to go. For wheels and tires, something with more 'soap' in it. Lots of paper towels.


Do not use Armorall on tires, btw!!!
 

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I just use Formula 22 spray and rinse.

But I do use my car acrylic coat/polish (Klasse) on certain part of the plastic that tend to get dirty.
 

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Just purchased that , doesn't look like it will hold many uses though. Going to be taking my bike out soon from storing it away from the cold season.
 

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Blackfire wet diamond sealer every few months. Bike stays pretty clean unless you get caught in the rain.
 

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Couldn't find it on amazon. All I found was black wet diamond polymer. Not sure if it's the same thing.
I get it at detailed image or autopia.

They usually have sales on it during holidays. Labor day, Memorial Day, etc.
 

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WASH - Ride really fast in the rain.
DRY - Keep going when the sun comes out. ;)
 

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I just wipe with a microfiber cloth to remove all the dust after every ride. When it gets bug splats I just use a wet microfiber cloth to get the dried on crap off then wipe with another dry one. After riding in the rain just using both a wet and dry microfiber cloth I have been able to keep my bike looking brand new. Keeping it in the garage also helps.
 
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