Join Date: May 2017
Location: Robson Ranch, Denton, TX USA 2017 Rebel 500
I believe there is brief instruction on washing your bike in the little owners manual.
You don't want to use a lot of water pressure around fork seals, wheel bearings, and the electrical components.
We can ride in the rain without hurting our bikes so that tell you how safe it is. After you wash your bike take a spin around the block to shake the worst of the water off. Find a shady spot and dry your bike with a towel. Keep in mind that your tires are wet and the brakes are wet, ride carefully.
I use Tide Laundry Detergent in warm water for washing, and if I run into anything stubborn I use Gunk or Simple Green to remove grease or whatever. Do not try degreasing your chain while washing the bike.
Clean the chain separately, Honda makes products to clean and grease your chain.