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I washed it! :giggle: I wanted to wash the R1100RT after a Sunday road trip. I stopped to fill up and the fuel nozzle did not shut off and got gas all over the bike. Today was overcast and a little drizzle, thank you atmospheric river, and washed the BMW. Once that was done I washed the Burgman. Mostly a few bugs and dust but my rear wheel always seems to be coated in grunge.

I purchased my 2016 in 2018 and I can count on one hand the number of times I have washed it. Usually just wipe down the floor boards with hand wipes. Matt finish so no wax needed.

I'm good for another year or so!
 

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ITOH, I'm real OCD about cleaning/waxing my bikes/scooters, spent a good 1/2 hour dusting off scooters in the garage, pushed them outside for about 10 minutes before riding, when I finally decided to leave, both scooters where covered in enough pollen to write your name on it and almost yellow 馃槚, note to self; if you're cleaning OCD, don't buy dark color vehicles.
 

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Yup it's one of the southern seasons: Yellow Pollen.
Others are- crepe murder, pine straw, mosquito, power washing, mildew, humidity, heat, love bugs, hurricane, freeze. Red ants too. Air conditioning is an 8 month season.
Uncle Fester- yes my AN400 back wheel is always grungy. No vital fluids leaking as far as I can tell.
 
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We sometimes get pink or orange in the summer (dust blown from the Sahara desert) and salt in the winter.
I鈥檝e had a black MG and a Pininfarina job - what nightmares to keep clean, never again.
 

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We sometimes get pink or orange in the summer (dust blown from the Sahara desert) and salt in the winter.
I鈥檝e had a black MG and a Pininfarina job - what nightmares to keep clean, never again.
We have Pininfarins's all over America. Millions.
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ITOH, I'm real OCD about cleaning/waxing my bikes/scooters, spent a good 1/2 hour dusting off scooters in the garage, pushed them outside for about 10 minutes before riding, when I finally decided to leave, both scooters where covered in enough pollen to write your name on it and almost yellow 馃槚, note to self; if you're cleaning OCD, don't buy dark color vehicles.
Same thing here in the spring. I thought my porch and balcony was covered by a layer of fine dust. It was pollen!
 

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I washed it! :giggle: I wanted to wash the R1100RT after a Sunday road trip. I stopped to fill up and the fuel nozzle did not shut off and got gas all over the bike. Today was overcast and a little drizzle, thank you atmospheric river, and washed the BMW. Once that was done I washed the Burgman. Mostly a few bugs and dust but my rear wheel always seems to be coated in grunge.

I purchased my 2016 in 2018 and I can count on one hand the number of times I have washed it. Usually just wipe down the floor boards with hand wipes. Matt finish so no wax needed.

I'm good for another year or so!
Me too, usually just hand cleaning. Unless I get caught in the rain and that only happened once. I do keep it spotless cleaning before and after each ride, part of my pre-flight and post-flight checklist. I have a rolling dentists stool I used for painting aircraft, lowered all the way down easily rolls around the bikes. Therapy and satisfying for me.

I thought the plastic Burgman had cured me of this disease, my old Valkyrie was mostly chrome, I'd spend a day cleaning her after a ride. This pic was 20 years old with 50k miles on it.

EVERYTHING is easier on the Burgman. Riding it, maintaining it, cleaning it.
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