While we're talking about Bad Stuff That Happens When You Wash Your Bike, the Hot Start springs to mind. Somehow or other, water seems to get into the plunger bore, particularly is you have a cable hot start conversion on the earlier models. If it sits in there for a week or so, it can corrode the carb body and jam the plunger in place. There's two things you can do to prevent it. > Remove the plunger, clear the water out with an alcohol bearing carb cleaner like Berryman's B12, and wipe a little WP grease on it. (this isn't too hard on an older bike, but it's a PITA on an '03 and up) > After you wash, start the bike, and while the choke is still on, open the hot start, tweak the throttle a couple of times, and let the engine vacuum out the passageway. It works. Ours has never stuck since we started this.