Oh, yeah.... dont trash your bike for a handful of december/january rides.
I looked at an '83 Goldwing a few years ago. Owner bought it new when he was in the Navy, and it only had 16,000 miles on it
but... several years ago he took it out for a ride in February when there were a few nice days, but the roads were still white with salt, and did not give it a thorough wash down after
the frame and exhaust and underside of the fenders were rusted as a result - he ruined what would have been a pristine low mileage GW from a very desirable year.
Need to wait till there is a good downpour to rinse the salt off the roads, and then have a sunny day so the roads are dry and black, for that first ride after the snow.
That or have the hose and buckets of soap waiting for you in the driveway.
EDIT: and then you want to start the bike up and take it for a 5 mile ride to dry it off... cant do both.
Last edited by KCW; 12-17-2018 at 08:34 AM.