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anyone ever wash their motorcycle jacket?

I just did, and it's the first time I realized how "smokey" your clothes get. I could smell it as I was washing it. I do not have "the stink" when I ride, but I guess my clothes get it! It's like smokey dirty water comes off the jacket

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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I think I'll take mine to a laundromat if I ever decide to wash it...

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I'm gonna guess he was hand washing it. Which is what I'd do... if i ever washed mine...

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I wash mine about once a month or so. Throw it in the washer, don't use the spin cycle. Hang in the garage to dry.

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I'm gonna guess he was hand washing it. Which is what I'd do... if i ever washed mine...
Probably a better idea than using a laundromat...

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Yup!
The 919 runs RICH, and the high exhaust gets you sooty.


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Yup!
The 919 runs RICH, and the high exhaust gets you sooty.
Yep, the neon on my jacket is starting to look a little muted...

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Yeah i hand wash it. The joe rocket tag says no machine wash. I just wanted to wash the while stripes in my jacket. lookin a little dirty

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I used to throw mine in the front-loader on delicate/hand-wash cycle. My thought was, 'If it is good enough for my wife's Victoria Secrets stuff, surely the jacket that is designed to hit the road at speed will survive.'

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I spayed mine with some detergent, scrub it, rinsed it with the hose and hung it in the shop to dry. Came out looking and smelling much better.

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I used to throw mine in the front-loader on delicate/hand-wash cycle. My thought was, 'If it is good enough for my wife's Victoria Secrets stuff, surely the jacket that is designed to hit the road at speed will survive.'
Hahahaha. You make a great point. I'll prob do that next time

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You guys prolly use Johnson's Baby Shampoo on the 919's

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I used to throw mine in the front-loader on delicate/hand-wash cycle. My thought was, 'If it is good enough for my wife's Victoria Secrets stuff, surely the jacket that is designed to hit the road at speed will survive.'
This. Just don't throw it in WITH any lacy underthings.


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This. Just don't throw it in WITH any lacy underthings.
Don't want your underthings to smell like 919 exhaust

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I've always thrown my jackets in the washer and dryer. I remove all the pads first. I never did once on a Joe Rocket jacket and they got thrashed.

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This. Just don't throw it in WITH any lacy underthings.
Now you tell me.

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You guys must all have textile jackets, right?

I wanna see you do that to full leather

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Throw it in the wash, cold water, gentle cycle, air dry.
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Don't want your underthings to smell like 919 exhaust

i dunno... if i was say with a girl who had lacy underthings that smelled like the 919 mixed with her smell.... mmmmmmmm that might just blow my mind!

had all my riding gear for about 2 years... never washed it.... i really really should.

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It's a shame guys around here aren't drawn to the 919 scent.


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i dunno... if i was say with a girl who had lacy underthings that smelled like the 919 mixed with her smell.... mmmmmmmm that might just blow my mind!

had all my riding gear for about 2 years... never washed it.... i really really should.
I never washed mine for 3 years. then I figured I'd brighten the white strip up. I was amazed how much brown dirty and smelly water was comming off as I was washing it.

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My riding jacket stinks so much from exhaust I don't see the point in washing them but the get the reflective piping cleaned and if I commit mass bug-icide. But for the sake of I others I probably should

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