I've owned my current ride for just over a year now, and have about 10,000 miles on the odometer, and while I've often cleaned the windscreen and even wiped some gunk off the gas tank and fenders, I have yet to actually wash the bike. But yesterday I rode through rain for a good part of the 6 hours I was riding, and the bike is really dirty and water spotted now. It made me realize that the bike has never been fully washed. I hadn't noticed until today that to remove the leather saddle bags I would have to undo 8 bolts (I won't bother) and might have to actually lie down on the ground to clean the wheels! I guess I will give up riding for a day and search my garage for the carwash soap and some drying towels and just do it. I wonder if I will recognize the bike afterward.