Re: Bug removal
I bought a Cal-Sci windshield for my K1600 and it included a small bottle of their recommended wash fluid. I've previously used just a water soaked towel, but gave it a try and I was quite pleased.
It is just a mixture of ammonia, alcohol, car wash and water. I've been using it for the last 6 months and it really does work well.
Here are the directions from their web site:
Makes 1 quart = 1 liter windshield washing fluid
∑ 1/2 cup = 100ml ammonia (double this if you have a lot of bugs)
∑ 2 cups = 400ml isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
∑ 1.5 tsp = 8ml car wash detergent (don't substitute dish soap or laundry detergent)
∑ 2 cups = 500ml water
We recommend using only micro-fiber cleaning towels on your windshield
On my K1200LT I only used water and after about 50,000 miles, the windshield still looked pretty good.
I'm using this Cal-Sci mixture occasionally and it seems to do a quick job of the bugs.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)