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Old 22nd June 2007
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I hit my bike once a week (or two) with perfect detail and microfiber cloths, takes all of 15-20 minutes.

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I'm not at all impressed with those microfiber cloths. They don't feel very soft to me.

I was checking out the Zainos (sp?) web page and they say some are good and some are bad and that the verdict was still out..............guess I got some of the bad ones.............not for me.

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A dirty bike is a happy bike. I stopped washing mine since the water restrictions down here. Im starting to like the grungy look and the bike seems to be faster.
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Glass Plus is what I use on my chrome. It works better than expensive stuff. The first thing I would upgrade is the pipes and seat. The stock seats are awful and Harleys are supposed to sound good!
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Wash....??? Ya mean like, riding in the rain ??? I have taken a new clean towel soaked in very hot water, to get a layer of bugs off (ONCE), that's it...so far.
The only time that I get, I ride.

Upgrade: Do a "Stage1", Sylvania Ultra headlight, maybe a seat
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Welcome for the midwest.

I use a product called Pg Glow that can be purchased at dealers and indies here at least. It's a thin liquid wax that dries quick and leaves a nice smooth shine.
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Ultimately... any quality product will work. Some are quick and easy...some are labor intensive.
just stay away from ArmorAll....
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Thanks for the responses everyone, I guess it is just like it should be. Everybodys different, everybodys bike is different, and thats what makes Harleys and this site so cool
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I use a product called Bike Brite...it's kinda hard to find, but a local indie carries it. It's great on all surfaces; paint, chrome, glass, plastic. It's also easy to use. Just spray it on and hose it off.
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Check out this thread. There is alot of info here.
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/s...ad.php?t=28285
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Really to keep the "Show Room Shine" its got to stay in the Show Room.
S-100 works good for everything. Windex for quick touch ups on the chrome.
Mothers chrome polish when I have nothing else to get done for the day.

Now get out there and ride man.
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