you have to admit you are not riding it while you are cleaning it
and while you are cleaning it, someone else is riding theirs
there is also a tendency for people that keep their bike spotless, to not ride it in anything other than perfect weather
I can go on craigslist right now and find at least 20 listings for Harleys that will say "always kept in a heated garage covered, never seen rain...."
the analogy goes back to which color sails are the fastest on a racing sailboat - the more time you spend on the water, the more experience you gain. Sailors with brand new sails do not want to capsize their boat and get their sails in the weeds and water.
If you have never dropped your bike while racing, then you dont know how fast it can corner.
Dirty sails win most races.
Last edited by KCW; 12-02-2018 at 11:33 AM.