Of course, no motorcycle talk would be complete without touching the Honda Goldwing. The machine is loved by many and used for touring, racing, or cruising along the highway. It’s a classic historical motorcycle that makes people nostalgic for old-school motorcycles designed before there were many safety regulations. Still, it’s not perfect and can still get dirty even if you take good care of it.
1. Clean your Goldwing regularly
Unlike most modern motorcycles maintained by manufacturers and factory-trained technicians, Goldwing owners typically have to clean their machines. Nonetheless, it is possible to take good care of your machine without being an expert mechanic.
2. Clean the seat
The seat, of course, is one of the most visible parts of your Goldwing, and people will judge you for its condition. The more you keep it clean, the better. You can use a damp rag to wipe down the seat from time to time. Use an upholstery cleaning spray as a last resort in case you have a spill or other accident on it.
3. Clean the exterior
Keep a damp rag in your saddlebag just in case someone spills a drink on you or you need to wipe down your bike. There are also cleaning kits available that include supplies such as towels, compressed air, and other tools. Alternatively, you can hire a detailer to clean your bike for you.
4. Clean the engine
Your engine is another part of your bike that can get pretty dirty, especially when you ride a lot. Use compressed air if you have it to blow out any dust and dirt. You can also use a solution of water and dish soap to spray down the engine. Then, use a rag or towel to wipe down the surface.
5. Clean your tires
Use an old rag or towel with soapy water to clean down your tires once in a while. You don’t have to do it every time, just when it becomes filthy. It’s not the mud that will cause the most problems; it’s the road grime. Also, keep an eye out for loose or missing lug nuts.
Cleaning your motorbike is mostly a matter of keeping it organised and reminding yourself to do it regularly. You can also bring a separate set of tools if you want to clean your bike on the road.