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I usually only wash her once a year, so, she'll dry before the next washing. LOL
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Diluted simple green with a kitchen towel. 😁
I remember someone on a ride once giving me tons of crap for using Windex on my visor, too. 10yrs later, I'm still not sure what he was going on about. 🤷‍♂️
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I usually only wash her once a year, so, she'll dry before the next washing. LOL
A nice slow dry is the way to go. You can't rush a good thing. Lol
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Diluted simple green with a kitchen towel. 😁
I remember someone on a ride once giving me tons of crap for using Windex on my visor, too. 10yrs later, I'm still not sure what he was going on about. 🤷‍♂️
I ruined a a brand new helmet face shield using Windex once. I use Dollar store furniture polish now.
What kind of helmet? The scorpions don't seem to care much.
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Compressed air. Hold 6-8 " away. Works perfect.
That's what I do when I wash it. I just knock the worst of the water spots off because I've got really hard water at my shop, and it makes the bike look like an appaloosa if I let it dry with big spots.

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I usually only wash her once a year, so, she'll dry before the next washing. LOL

That's kinda my routine too
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I have a similar dryer and use it to get water out of the switch gear and anyplace else it will sit. Don’t know if it makes a difference but I feel good doing it.
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Unless you have the matte finish fjr (my mistake in getting one), I only use pledge lemon furnish polish(or cheaper alternative) on everything windshield, and entire bike including helmet and visor, spray, wipe off only with a 100% cotton cloth or possibly microfiber. I never use water. I repeat do not use on a matte finish bike, except the windshield.

Unfortunately you did not specify if your bike had matte paint,. If your bike has matte paint, my friend on his goldwing f6b which has some matte black he sprays with water (I assume that is maybe what you have on your fjr). The leaf blower may be the suggestion I am looking for to avoid spotting on my matte paint fjr.
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Unfortunately you did not specify if your bike had matte paint,. .
Yes '17ES in Canada was available in glossy black and matte silver (which I picked)
I agree, not a big fan of matte, scratches easy, but not bad to keep clean, i use AutoGlym neutral Ph shampoo and warm water, and microfiber washing mitten, rinse with hot water and blow the residual water no water spots left behind. Additionally I use "invisible glass" aerosol to clean windscreen, visors, and all bike plastic fairing panels, since it doesn't contain ammonia.

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I have a similar dryer and use it to get water out of the switch gear and anyplace else it will sit. Don’t know if it makes a difference but I feel good doing it.
Donk, my concern is that the blower will also be "pushing the water" inside the switches and causing shorts, or other electrical issues. I have a separate rocker switch for my Aux lights, and the water got inside the switch and the lights came on briefly.
I had some issues with Aux and Reverse switches on my GL1800, due to water, dust and road grime accumulating inside those switches over time.

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