How to Clean Your Windscreen
Even if you’re windscreen has a protective layer that helps resist scratching, it can scratch easily. This is especially true for us adventure riders who love tight trails.
First thing to remember is DON’T use a sponge, cleaning brush, or common household solvents like Windex that contain Isopropyl Alcohol. The latter is used by many without issue, but we warn against it.
So what’s the secret? A solution of warm water and a bit of mild soap like Dawn or Ivory dish soap, and a clean soft cloth, such as one made of Microfiber.
First, apply the water/soap mixture onto the windscreen with a spray bottle (available everywhere from Amazon to the local Dollar General). Use fingernails to gently scrape off any bugs (wear rubber gloves if needed), and then spray again. The most vital point for a scratch-free cleaning is to only wipe up and down with your cleaning cloth—never in a circular motion. Also, change the water and rinse the cloth often. Repeat this process until you got a clean windscreen.
Many aftermarket cleaning products are available, also, but simple soap and water has always worked best for me. This same process is useful for motorcycle visors; I’ve only used spit on most of my visors, and they have remained scratch free (from cleaning…as for rocks and branches, well…).