Agree with you sanders that if you do not end up with a long ride home in the rain, then all you need most of the time is cleaning off the mashed up bugs & in my case it is use of Pledge or Plexus.
If you recall, from before, I said each time I come home I go over the bike for mashed bugs, for I am a hwy rider of 4 to 6 hrs or more on each run, & usually you get at some spots that might show bits of dirt or whatever. Means less washings & about the most I will do is three a season.
Definately I tend to look at the rear portion of the bike, regarding the r/wheel/sprocket/chain & that is where I will use water, Simple Green & wather again.
When using a garden hose I have an ON/OFF trigger control on it with variation of how the water comes out the nozzle which gives one better control. Actually in '03 it was compulsory that ALL garden hoses had to have these, due to a waste in water---our lack of water supply in fact that year by July you could not wash a vehicle in your yard, nor water lawns, shrubs or you name it & most you could do is use the above in your VEGITABLE garden & only every odd number day of your address--a true shortage of water.
Last edited by Smitty; 01-10-2006 at 04:21 PM.