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is there anything on the market to keep bugs from becoming a permanent fixture on my bike? no matter where i go i have to take the interstate, and high speeds in sd = "BUG SLAUGHTERFEST" any ideas will be greatly excepted.
 

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ride slower....... ;) LOL they wont spatter as much.... :bigthumbsup:

from one fellow south dakotan to another.... :D Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD... Family and daughters still livin there....

Ride Safe!

O and a good coat of wax.... helps
 

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maybe i could learn to ride backwards. :D at least bugs are nutritious
 

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I've been using Plexus to clean the bugs and grime off my windshield and bike. Makes easy work of the bugs and does not streak. I discovered this through my dad who was a helicopter pilot. They found that this worked best. Last can I bought was at Cycle Gear. Kind of pricey at $13 a can, but better than anything else I have found.
 

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If the bike is spotlessly clean you are NOT riding.:D Although, if you trailered the bike it would be covered in bugs too, only not as much.
 

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If you have some good wax on there you should be able to take some Quick detailer spray and wipe them off after each ride. Should only take you about 5 minutes to wipe the forward facing parts of the bike effected by the bugs.
 

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:agree: I have never used anything else 2 clean WhiteStar since I bought it in 2007...Honda spray is the same product...its works on everything, even your helmets face shield. Just make sure you use a clean micro cloth for each part...paint, plastic, wheels, etc.
 

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If you have some good wax on there you should be able to take some Quick detailer spray and wipe them off after each ride. Should only take you about 5 minutes to wipe the forward facing parts of the bike effected by the bugs.
:agree: I keep a good coat of wax on my 9 and they clean right off for me unless i get lazy and let them bake on in our South Dakota sun!! then It takes a bit more time but not much I use Ice wax from Turtle!! and then inbetween waxes I use Wizard detailing spray!! ausome stuf!!

Did you get your bones installed yet??
 

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Honda's spray works good. I was at the body shop the other day & my friend told me about Lucas Oil Slick Mist. You can get it at the part store $8.00. It will make the bugs come off very easy. I use it on everything. Works great,
 

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I've found the sooner you can get them off the better. I clean mine right after the ride and use either Meguiar's quick detailer or some new Lucas detailer I just bought.

I also quit using micro fiber towels after reading on a detailing website that it will scratch polished aluminum. They recommend using old sweatshirts because of the way the material is woven. And not everything that touches it sticks to it.
 

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Keep the bike waxed and hit it with Pledge before goining on a ride. Works for my neighbor he has a full dressed Harley just sprays the Pledge on a rag quick wipe and down the road he goes.
 
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