I do it at least twice a month, more often when I'm riding during bug season. Been doing it for years on every vehicle I've owned. 10,012 miles on my 650 in the last 11 months, and not a single problem of any kind (other than the left mirror housing falling off in the first week -- dealer replaced it at no charge).Chuck in NC said:Suggest you never wash your scooter with a high pressure hose at a car wash.
I did that with the stock shield. I bought some foam at the hardware store that was designed for sealing window air conditioners. It fit perfectly.PRico02 said:May I suggest the use of foam rubber gasket between the shield and its frame. This would cushion the shield and seal any gaps. Just my .02