... in summary: Just use water and maybe followed-up with a micro fiber cloth. It doesn't get cheaper than that and maintain the durable Honda OEM rich Matt finish.
Still is! (at least if there is a sidecar attached!)I dunno, Dado might be onto something. I just cleaned my matt black BBQ and it almost looks worse now
Now gloss black... that's a babe magnet right there. Or at least it used to be when I was younger.
You forgot the rust brown from the colour listDont know why they call them tri-color. There Red, white, blue, black, gold, bronze and silver! Should be called Rainbow
Anyway nice problem to have
Me too, I would rather my bike look a little unassuming or even stealthy.Matte black for me, had a 2021 AT DCT and loved the colour, got a 2022 ATAS and at first I thought it a bit bland looking but once I got the tank pads on it broke up the massive tank sides and now I like it much better than the 2021.
There are lots of guys that have matte black 1000's and they look as good as the day they bought them, at least going by the pics.
As to the white frames on the 2023, no idea if they flake like the earlier ones.
With the state of my joints the most adventure I get is managing to pull on my socks....rufty tufty adventure bike riders whittering on about polish and shiny shiny.
What??? you have to wash motorcycles... you are kidding rightWhatever you do "Don't buy MATT and don't buy BLACK or Dark GREY with no gold rims or shocks.
You HAVE to buy this chick magnet :
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Jk,jk of course...buy whatever you like, and don't listen to the AT forum members that made a mistake and bought "black primer only AT's" that look like BBQ's
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Matte paint finishes are very sensitive to scratches, even paper towel at the gas station scratched my '17 FJR1300 matte silver, that was my last and only "matt finish" ...they are not terrible, but you can't use "regular" car wash, wax, polishing products.
Matt paint requires different products formulated for matt finishes.
here is some read on matt paint:
How Do You Keep Frozen Paint & Vinyl Matt Surface Finish Clean?
What??? you have to wash motorcycles... you are kidding right
Oh! I got my last one painted with a dirt scape, that way when I went for my afternoon machocheenoecarmal halfsweet latte I wouldn't lose my street cred if it rained. I hope this is helpful to the OPIt is important to keep fairground attractions clean and presentable for the public to observe whilst drinking their Starfucks.
Love this rig right here, but this has the gold/copper forks. As you might know the 23 AT (non AS) does not have those. EnjoyDon't know about babe magnet but I personally think mine looks sweet
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As to finish, don't use wax polish or shampoo with wax and you will be fine. As @DoubleThumper says it doesn't need much more than water to keep it looking good and if there are stubborn insect marks then I will use some muc-off matt detailer and a microfibre.
Best of all because it is a primer according to @Dado, it seems to stay where it is applied and doesn't allow the rusty brown stuff through
I suspect the trouble with the fairground colours is you may attract these NuWomen with the extra dangly bits, especially if you drink Bud
Looks good. Black gives you plenty of opportunity for customization . That's a fact.You can do the same as me...also bought the black one (waiting at the moment) and ordered a set of decals. Cost me 240 euros and they cover all most every plastic. helps protecting the bike and you'll have a one of a kind bike. Ill share it as soon i got the bike 😀
I’ll share a pic of a friend of mine that done the same on his bike hope he doesn’t mind. @alexonabike
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I bet you feel the same about your BBQ... walking around wearing your new shirtDon't know about babe magnet but I personally think mine looks sweet
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Black is beautiful
I found at least eleven (11) colors on mine:Dont know why they call them tri-color. There Red, white, blue, black, gold, bronze and silver! Should be called Rainbow
...yeah but...are you SURE you made the right choice (again) ?Thanks for all replies .
I have made up my mind. I went to the dealership and changed my order for a Glint Wave Blue for not too much hassle .