Never, ever wipe dust off of your motorcycle with a dry cloth. Never. Dust is essentially very fine sand. So, unless you want swirl marks in your paint, always clean your motorcycle with a soft cloth or similar item that has been dampened with a detergent and water solution. Pro tip: When washing your motorcycle, use two buckets. One to rinse the dirt from the cloth, and the other to gather the soapy water for the actual washing. This way, you’re not just redistributing the dirt you removed from the bike.