How many hours a week do you spend cleaning your bike?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Zamadan, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Zamadan

    Zamadan Active Member

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    I usually spend an 1/2 hour after each ride debugging the bike. Twice a week for a full wash and wax. Plus I have a secret weapon, every time the little woman wants to go for I ride, I just say it would be embarassing cause it's dirty, Presto, one clean bike and she gets the hubby stamp of approval. Will never admit she does a better job.
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  2. anarchy

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    how many hours a week?? let's see if i can figure this out... last time i cleaned it was, uhhh, november, i think. no wait, maybe it was july. i'll split it and say september. so, september until now, maybe sixteen weeks... when i did clean it, i might have spent about four hours. (when i clean it, i like it to be really clean!!!) four divided by sixteen works out to about fifteen minutes a week. wow - that's more time that i thought... cool...
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Check out the sticky at the top of this forum and post your comments there.:s
     
  4. toolbox

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    i have to agree with anarchy. last time i really cleaned my bike was probably july. course mines flat black for a reason. i guess i would spend more time cleaning if i had the time...
     
  5. Fourdogs

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    After a ride unless its very late ..I hose her down (the bike that is )..then wipe her down with a Streak-Free Micro Fiber cloth....take about 30 minutes...De-Bug the windshield 4-5 minutes. When I wash and wax it at least twice a month..bout 2 1/2 to 3 hours...maybe a little less (time flys when your havin fun..lol )..this includes polishing and waxing the chrome...
     
  6. Stormrider51

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    My EG is transportation meaning that it gets ridden almost every day. It also means that it gets a bit dirty. If I cleaned it every time I ride I wouldn't get much else done around here. I will hit it with some Protect All and an old flannel shirt to get bugs and light stuff off. If I get caught out in the rain, like today, and the bike gets road grime on it I'll do a better job once it stops raining. But to answer the original question...I probably spend about an hour a month cleaning the bike. It's my ride, not a show bike.

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  7. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    this is the best way I've found to get mine clean.....we were sittn' in the bar drinkn' beers while they were washn' up the bike.:bigsmiley16::cheers they even had cameras set up outside with a tv in the bar so we could watch em' wash em'...
     

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  8. twicecam

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    one or two....or three or four....uh..that is to hard of a question