#6 Make sure everything is dry.
When water gets inside places it’s not supposed to be, it can corrode your bike’s gears. With a clean microfiber cloth, wipe off all the leftover water on your bike to avoid any streaks. You can even ride it around the block to dry off all remaining water on the body and inside the brakes.
#7 Pay close attention to all details.
As you’re wiping off your bike with your soft microfiber cloth, make sure you didn’t miss any spots. This also helps you target problem areas so you can address them accordingly.
#8 To wax, or not to wax?
Motorcycles usually have a plastic or lacquer coating, which makes them easily susceptible to scratches. You can avoid this by opting for good quality soft waxes with UV protection properties. To make sure that your wax won’t leave any permanent damage, wipe them on an area that’s mostly out of sight. Once you’re done waxing, let it dry before you buff it out with a lint-free cloth.
#9 Don’t forget the lube!
WD40 is used to remove excess water and get rid of excess grease. However, because of its water dispelling capabilities, it doesn’t make for a good lubricant. Use the dedicated silicon or oil products to replenish lost lubrication on hinges, chains, cables, and levers.