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She needs a bath!

So I recently got some Winter riding in and now there's some mud and salt caked on the fenders, forks, etc and I realized I've never given Sable a bath before. What do I use on the fenders and tank, the forks, the wheels, the windshield, the chrome? I assume I just spot clean the dirty parts with appropriate products but is there anything I need to be aware of, like a specific spot that's hard to get to that needs cleaning after riding through mud and salty water?
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So I recently got some Winter riding in and now there's some mud and salt caked on the fenders, forks, etc and I realized I've never given Sable a bath before. What do I use on the fenders and tank, the forks, the wheels, the windshield, the chrome? I assume I just spot clean the dirty parts with appropriate products but is there anything I need to be aware of, like a specific spot that's hard to get to that needs cleaning after riding through mud and salty water?
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I have always power washed mine at the car wash, a bit hard to start afterwards though, need choke and lots of revs!
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A good hosing, with a bucket of dish soap. After I dry it off, I usually use some spray and clean quick polish. Works good between washings too.

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Just a note to add to what's already been said. Never use anything but dish soap, water and a clean, 100% cotton cloth on the windshield. Cheesecloth is best if you can find it. Use the hose to rinse as much of the dirt off as you can, then wash the windshield first thing so the cloth doesn't pick up dirt from other parts of the bike.

Do not use Windex, 409, paper towel, nylon rag, etc. on the windshield. All these products will either scratch, leave a haze, or otherwise mar the windshield.

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A good hosing, with a bucket of dish soap. After I dry it off, I usually use some spray and clean quick polish. Works good between washings too.
X2 and my leaf blower to dry him off, then a bit of a ride to heat up and finish the drying...
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X2 and my leaf blower to dry him off, then a bit of a ride to heat up and finish the drying...
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And a can of plexi polish for the windscreen!
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Cool, thanks guys...
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