How to Clean a Harley Windshield?


If you own a Harley Davidson bike, you understand that regular maintenance is critical in ensuring your safety on the road and increasing its lifespan. Part of your bike’s routine maintenance is ensuring that the windshield is always clean. You may be wondering, how do I clean my bike’s windshield. This step-by-step guide will explain how to clean a Harley windshield.

Step 1: Read the bike Manual

Check whether the bike has a manual for cleaning the windshield. If the manual doesn’t have a step-by-step guide, the manufacturer may offer suggestions like “do not use cleaning products that contain element X oy Y.” If the manual has no guide, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Acquire cleaning material

You can buy a cleaning agent from the nearby shop. Ensure the cleaning solution is safe for use on your bike’s windshield. Follow the steps highlighted on the container. If it doesn’t have a guide, ask the seller how to use it safely.

Step 3: Clean the Windshield

If you are not sure about the applicability of the cleaning agent on your bike’s windshield, you can safely clean your bike’s windshield using water and a microfiber cloth. Soak the cloth in water for a few minutes, say five, squeeze it a bit to release excess water, and wipe the windshield.

If the windshield has sticky bugs, mix warm water with a mild dishwashing liquid. Soak the microfiber cloth in the solution for a few minutes, then place the wet cloth on the shield. Leave it there for some minutes, say 5-15 minutes. Wipe off the bug and rinse the windshield with clean water. Let the windshield dry off.


It is advisable you refer to the manufacturer’s manual if it exists. If you don’t find one, avoid glass-cleaning agents or any other prohibited cleaning agent since it may cause a halo effect when sunshine or bright light shines through it.

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