I dont know the others but sometimes i wash my bike without lubing the chain. But i do clean and lube the chain once a month.Hello I purchased my first motorcycle a week ago and took it out after it had rained now it's dirty. How do I safely wash it? Do I need to lubricant the chain? Thanks
What do you mean wash dry?I lube my chain every time it gets wet, I fear rust building up on it (have you seen what happens when a chain breaks)
I recommend picking up a rear stand ($35 at harbor freight) and cleaning it every chance you get.
As far as washing the bike, I used a water hose on the "shower" setting when I had my 300, For my new bike I always wash it dry by hand to keep from any rust
(And I store it in my entrance, and sometimes in my theater room, so I put it on stands a wipe it down when it comes in)
Yeah I ride in the rain with either Palmolive or Dawn dish detergent in my left hand whipping it back and forth around the bike like a mad man. Then I pull into the nearest parking lot, lube up the bike fervishly, then jump back on and ride trying to stay under the rain clouds^ I wash mine just like I do with my car also.... Ride/drive when it rains