If I want to do a quick job I use Yamalube Spray Cleaner Polish Detailer. About $7 a can at the Yamaha dealer. The wheels are often dusty and gritty so I rinse the dust off first. The restof the bike i just use the cleaner. On my bike the wheels are hard to get to so I jack it up and spin the wheels. It cleans without scratching even the windshield. Leaves a thin coat of wax. Honda makes a similar product, Honda spray cleaner polish. I can use it on plastic, chrome, paint, or polished aluminum. Not rubber or leather.
I have seen where some do the same with Johnson's Lemon Pledge. I have used Pledge it works well but does not hold up to water as well.
For a quick clean on the road, the bugs off the windshield, forks, and mirrors I keep a can in the bags. You can do the bike in an hour.
Last edited by linerdave; 04-01-2010 at 09:29 PM.