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Old Mar 9th 2017, 06:05 PM   #31
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Optimum no rinse with the two bucket method. Look up videos

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Old Mar 10th 2017, 04:21 AM   #32
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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.

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Old Mar 19th 2017, 08:46 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Todd H View Post
FWIW,

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

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...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.
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 09:12 PM   #34
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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".
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 11:23 PM   #35
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The only thing I'm worried about is getting condensation inside the dash and then having to replace the dash at $600.
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Old Apr 17th 2017, 06:14 AM   #36
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I wash my S all the time without issues. bike is water proof. dont be scared.
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 06:59 PM   #37
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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.
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