Washing Your HOG?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Dispatch, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Dispatch

    Dispatch Banned

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    How long do you take and how meticulous are you when cleaning your HOG?
     
  2. Rydn4fun

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    It does not take me more than 30 mins,The only time I use water to wash is if I have been in rain.I detail bike shortly after any ride of length using a water less detail spray and microfiber towels this only takes 15-30 mins. I prefer to use a product called thunderbolt polish but have had great results with most any local parts store waterless cleaners.I have been told by most of riding friend I am a detail nut with the bike but doing like this it is almost always shining like a diamond...........
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    15 min from start-finish. Spray down w/S100, suds up, rinse & blow dry w/my Air Shammy.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I never had a lot of time before for detailing when I was working. Now I can spend an hour or so, but I still hate detailing laced wheels:p I use compressed air(I have a dryer) on my compressor and a rubber tip blow gun, and micro fiber rags dedicated to the BIKE only:s
     
  5. hogrotten

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    A couple of hours (depending on the heat!) I try to be meticulous when I clean it, take it to the car wash about 3-4 times a year in between I just use a wet fibre cloth and windex to get the bugs off then a spray Turtle Wax Ice spray detailer and Never Dull to finish the job. BTW Never Dull best shine I've ever found for chrome, stainless steel and aluminium. :D
     
  6. BikeSAG

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    My Heritage never sees the water (except during riding in the rain) until spring when I use S100 to clean the engine. The rest of the year it is Pledge and only Pledge on the painted and chrome surfaces.
     
  7. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Mostly Pledge or Final Inspection. Every blue moon she gets the full treatment: at least 4 hours. That is why I don't ride in rain or puddles. Such things require the full monty.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  8. Spearodafish

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    What Rydn4fun said, but I now use Pledge during rides
     
  9. Trek

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    I take a bucket of hot water and a cotton diaper, like the old ones, and that takes the bugs off after a ride. I dry the bike with a cotton diaper also. I use that on the windshield painted surfaces and everything. Like a lot here I use soap and water only if she is really dirty.
     
  10. titan307

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    30 min or so then every other week i take off the hard bags and tour pak then wash with dish liquid to remove the wax and then rewax the entire bike which will take me about 4 to 5 hrs. i work at a chemical manufacturing facility and ride daily so i have to wash more often than most.