Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

Ducati 1199 Ducati 1199 Forum - Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Forum

Thanks Tree31Thanks
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 9th 2017, 06:05 PM   #31
Senior Member
Joined: May 2012
From: michigan

Posts: 173
Thanks: 24

Optimum no rinse with the two bucket method. Look up videos

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
Thanks from BROsiah
spinkick is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2017, 04:21 AM   #32
Senior Member
Todd H's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2014
From: Oviedo/Orlando, FL

Posts: 107
Thanks: 79

I Ride: 2019 V4S 2012 1199s Tricolore 2013 Diavel Carbon Red 2016 1299 Panigale S
Originally Posted by SuperDuc29 View Post
After reading half way through this, I had to take a nap.......
I would recommend a plush, 70/30 microfiber towel to rest your weary eyes.

Last edited by Todd H; Mar 10th 2017 at 04:36 AM.
Todd H is offline  
Old Mar 19th 2017, 08:46 PM   #33
Senior Member
Slowdive2's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2015
From: Boston

Posts: 202
Thanks: 79

Originally Posted by Todd H View Post

I would not recommend doing a "dry" wash on a Ducat, or any painted surface where longevity of shine is a concern...


...That's all I got (for now).
I'm a soap, water, low pressure water rinse and air dry guy....but if I did that much work to clean my bike, I'd never want to ride it.

Totally agree about the microfiber. Few years ago (old bike) I once tried to rub down the plastic windshield w/ a microfiber towl only to find out a piece of steel wool had stuck to it. Bad day.
Slowdive2 is offline  
Old Mar 19th 2017, 09:12 PM   #34
Senior Member
Rogue's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2013
From: TX

Posts: 915
Thanks: 587

I Ride: 2015 Ducati 1299s, 2013 Triumph 675R
This whole thread reminds me of guys on a Rolex forum that I'm on.

"Is it ok to shower with my Swiss over engineered, 300m, superlative chronometer Submariner?"

Or "How do you wipe down your watch at the end of the day? I rub mine with a baby rabbit as it rests on a micro fiber cloth before putting it back in the factory box".
Thanks from cmh210 and outhouse

Last edited by Rogue; Mar 19th 2017 at 09:56 PM.
Rogue is offline  
Old Mar 19th 2017, 11:23 PM   #35
Senior Member
Halo2's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Australia

Posts: 780
Thanks: 157

I Ride: 2013 1199S
The only thing I'm worried about is getting condensation inside the dash and then having to replace the dash at $600.
Halo2 is offline  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 06:14 AM   #36
Joined: Apr 2016
From: north pole

Posts: 57
Thanks: 5

I wash my S all the time without issues. bike is water proof. dont be scared.
1199Tricolore is offline  
Old Apr 14th 2018, 06:59 PM   #37
Senior Member
Halo2's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Australia

Posts: 780
Thanks: 157

I Ride: 2013 1199S
Just updating if you get condensation in the dash, either park it in the sun on 40c day or go for a ride and it does go away.

Also if you wash the bike get compressed air and spray around the fuel cap as the water builds up/rust out the tank.
Halo2 is offline  

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

bike, washing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Washing bike while hot?! quickmeister Ducati 1199 9 Jul 28th 2016 10:57 AM
Want To Buy: DP 1199 Bike cover..red one with white bike skeleton slow jamz Classifieds 4 Jun 13th 2015 11:36 AM
For Sale: 2012 1199 race bike / Track bike jrockcolors Classifieds 15 Jul 4th 2014 04:52 PM
Bought this 636 as my wife's learner bike/future track bike. jduc1215 Motorcycle Talk 21 Jun 18th 2014 07:15 PM
Anyone using Chatterbox X1 Slim for distant bike-to-bike communications? JeffD Gear 0 May 31st 2013 01:23 AM

Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed