Washing her up

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Washing her up

Post by cedobihal » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:30 pm

I am new to an old ('89) Goldwing and am curious what you guys recommend for washing the road grime off 'the other woman.'

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Re: Washing her up

Post by Bouvier1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:01 am

I use a good general car wash then finish off with white (distilled) vinegar in water. Ratio a pint of vinegar to a gallon of water. Once cleaned simply wipe down with a wash leather - no need to make it completely dry as the vinegar evaporates along with the remaining water leaving a streak free shine. This is great for your windshield and wing mirrors and leaves the Chrome bits looking great. There is a slight smell of the vinegar but this soon dissappears after a couple of minutes.

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Re: Washing her up

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:56 am

my nephew owns a car wash, i haven't washed a bike all summer :D
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