I won't wipe a dirty bike without water period, however I have used the BOM on my dusty bike before leaving the garage! It is a phenominal product, and I have friends that use it on the road, on some pretty dirty bikes. Their bikes look great! like new afterwards. I don't look at their bikes with a microscope or in indirect light in a garage after however so I am not sure if there is any microscopic scratching. They claim not, and I know the product is designed to lift dirt with a lubricant emulsifier. In the sunlight their bikes put mine to shame when on the road. I wait till I'm home and wash the old fasioned way.Sinker said:What do you use for a 'quick clean' when you're on the road for several days? I'm always hesitant to use a spray-n-wipe type of product on a dirty bike. Are there any that do a good job?
I must be anal about having a bike clean when traveling. There's been a couple things I've always done before hitting the hay at night, that's filling up and cleaning the bike up. To me there's nothing better, when on a long ride, than starting out the mor'n on a clean bike with a full tank of gas.Deac said:Try Honda cleaner. I know, I know use a Honda product on my HD? But this stuff works good. I usually don't clean anything but the tank on a trip. It just keeps me from scratching the tank with my legs. Deac
:laugh::laugh::laugh: Now there is a true biker for you. No toothbrush...just rinse the mouth out with coffee and go. :laugh:Fxsts103ci said:if the bike is real dirty I will give her a bath .. no detailing.. Only detail on the road is a little fabreeze under the pits and I' m good to go...
You are not alone, I do the same thing. I won't clean without water though, which is usually no problem, I've even used ice buckets from motels for water. I always carry a washing rag and detailing cloths along with Nova for the windshield.Texan said:I must be anal about having a bike clean when traveling. There's been a couple things I've always done before hitting the hay at night, that's filling up and cleaning the bike up. To me there's nothing better, when on a long ride, than starting out the mor'n on a clean bike with a full tank of gas.
Sums it up for me. I usually say damn I should hit a car wash, but never do. Just keep sayinng Woo this bike is dirty. Detailing on the road,hogg831 said:...if mine gets that bad.........then I use, ~gasp~ the dreaded car wash. Other than that I'm with Jim, I'm riding not showing.