Here in southern Louisiana you have bugs, lots of bugs and with the added clumps of grease you get from freshly greased semis on the interstate, the bike requires a good wash. Not to mention the RG with a tour pack creates quite the vacuum and attracts lots of fine dirt that attaches itself to the rear of the bike.
Just use common sense when washing. Don't wash a hot bike, avoid high pressure spray on wheel bearings along with the instrument cluster in the fairing. Use a good bike/car wash and blow dry immediately. I use a towel on the chrome and apply Wizard's detailer with a micro cloth for the final finish. I also use Novus on the windshield cause it seems to work best on my Windvest. Just my opinion, but listen to what others do as well.
2011 FLTRU, Power Vision, Jackpot 2/1/2 header, SE 255 cams, SE adj. pushrods, SE Ventilator Stage I a/c, RCX slip-ons, Heritage handlebars, 15" WindVest, B/R/T conversion kit and more chrome to come.