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How often do you bathe your beauty? ... I think I've managed three soapy sessions in one year and change with my mistress. I like 'em dirty! ;D
 

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Knightslugger said:
almost once a season...
wow that's really dirty ;)
 
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Wow, this makes me look like a neat freak. Although she's dirty right now, I washed mine weekly - full do-it-yourself car wash treatment of foam, soap, wax and multi-colour detergent (low pressure spray), followed my me taking it back to the apartment for a hand scrub and wax.
 

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I've never used soap and water on a motorcycle, ever. I do hit it with a soft rag and Honda Polish, maybe the occasional specialty cleaner for chrome, glass, or certain aluminum parts. Frequency: whenever the paint gets foggy or I get embarrassed of how dirty it is :p.
 

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if you count armorall wipes, i "wash" my bike a couple times a week, when i get home at night, if im nto too tired ill shine her up.
 

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Whenever its dirty or bug-spattered. With bucket, garden hose and S100 cleaner. I wax it once a month at least. Its hyper-clean most of the time. I find it runs better that way and its faster! Less wind-resistance. :)
 

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I drove mine through a creek once. Does that count?
for half credit only
 

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I wipe her down a little every few days or so - give her a good cleaning once ever 2 months but I store her in side most of the times - sometimes she gets wiped down more often when I'm really horny too.

Oh and I clean ninja every once in a while :p
 

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I pay more attention to the windscreen and my helmet visor, and to the headlight/taillight/turnsignal lenses than to anything else. Anything related to safety and how visible my lights will be to others...so I check them every few rides and wipe them down if they're dirty. But as far as the fairings, etc. maybe every three or four months I give them a cursory cleaning and polishing.
 

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I usually wash 3 or 4 times a year but then keep it clean with Honda Polish and micro fiber towel. The bike can get pretty dirty before the stuff can't clean it. Right now its been raining so much and they dumped a lot of sand on the roads so all my bikes are beyond help. As soon as it warms a bit I will give them all a nice cleaning.
 

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I detail mine after every ride. That way it stays clean without having to wash it, but if I get caught in a shower then I'll have to wash it. So, about once a month at most durring the riding season.

I have to keep my chick magnet in good working order 8)
 
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When the radiator's full of mud. Gravel and dirt driveway, my greatest threat of laying the bike down happens before I get to the road.
 

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Splash said:
When the radiator's full of mud. Gravel and dirt driveway, my greatest threat of laying the bike down happens before I get to the road.
I was going to say "I know exactly how you feel. My in-laws have a 1/2 mile long, winding gravel drive that's rarely ever fully graveled. Usually if I have a passenger I'll get a little squirrelly on certain muddy parts. One of my riding buddies started out (after training on my KZ) on an '83 Goldwing with the fairings removed. On one trip up the drive he hit some slick mud coming in. He started to tip in slow motion and my sister-in-law pretty much just hopped off the back and got out of the way. He proceeded to slide onto the engine guards and get a little mud on his jeans and the bike. The real battle was getting it back upright :p ."

But since that doesn't directly and fully relate to only the subject of washing an EX500 I won't even bring it up. ;D
 
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