View Full Version : How often do you wash your bike?

Gas Man
01-15-2013, 10:02 AM
For my Ultra, I tend to not wash mine till after I ride in the rain. I may dust it off, or clean the bugs off the front end.

01-15-2013, 10:11 AM
I dust often with pledge I washed my bike once last year I haave well water and it looked worse after I washed it. If I have the choice of 2 hrs of washing or riding I know what I will pick.

01-15-2013, 10:23 AM
usually once a week during riding season

Bagger Dave
01-15-2013, 10:31 AM
when I had my BD K-9 ...in 5 years...the only time I washed it...was at Gas Man's house back in Aug of 08...we got caught in a big ass storm with rain and hail!....all the other times I wiped off with detail spray...

now with my Ultra...I will wash if I get caught in the rain....but will use detail spray for bugs and dust after rides

01-15-2013, 12:26 PM
I think there's a middle ground where I am, somewhere between dusty and really dirty.

During riding season, its something I can do when I cant ride - either bad weather or I'm on kid duty.

I get some criticism for being too anal about my bike, but I take pride in it, and how it looks.

01-15-2013, 04:16 PM
It depends on where im goin or what im doing. If its dirty after rain i always wash it. If its dusty i usually just wipe it down. However if im goin on a trip or to a bike night or something i will give it a full wash

Gas Man
01-15-2013, 10:01 PM
I'm usually like Kosher... but sometimes I surprise people in how dirty my bike has been.

Mad Dog
01-19-2013, 08:56 PM
Always after a ride in the rain and then a detail spray between to keep it clean.

01-19-2013, 09:14 PM
When it looks like this?

Gas Man
01-19-2013, 09:40 PM
Why does that dirt look green?

01-19-2013, 10:55 PM
I don't know. It was very grey. Phone camera at a gas station.

Gas Man
01-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Looks horribly disgusting!

01-19-2013, 11:42 PM
Washed right off.

01-20-2013, 09:23 AM
After a rain, it gets washed. Other than that it just gets wiped down with Windex or the HD flat black cleaner......easy!

01-21-2013, 01:38 PM
Usually I only wash the entire bike after getting caught in the rain. But during the warm months I usually end up wiping the bugs off the front end after each ride.

deep purple
01-21-2013, 03:52 PM
After I get caught in a bad rain storm. I do give it a whore bath pretty much after every ride.