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So with the weather warming up I've been pulling out and dusting off my motorcycle gear. My jacket in particular is full of bug guts and road grime. I've only had it for one full riding season so I would like to try and clean it. How do you guys wash your MC gear? The last jacket I had, I ran through the washing machine and it didn't seem to get much of the bug guts or grime out... Tips or suggestions would be great!



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I go to the local car wash where i pressure wash it with the wand (Soap and rinse)..... not wearing it of course. bring it home and hang to dry.

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I go to the local car wash where i pressure wash it with the wand (Soap and rinse)..... not wearing it of course. bring it home and hang to dry.
I do that too. I wear it and get a friend to wash me down. Then ride until its dry. I've been known to go thru the automatic car washes on my bike too.

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I just hang it up(outside) hit it with a bottle of simple green or 409 then hose it off, seems to work pretty good

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Apparently this is all non-leather stuff. I wouldn't do any of that to my leather gear!

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I have two methods:

If it needs soap, i get a hose/shower, a esponge, the soap and a hanger.
If it doesn't, i wait until a storm catch me riding (which happens many times per year)

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Thanks for the input guys. I'll try the car wash thing first. It will give me an opportunity to wash the bike while I'm at it.



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You canadians are something else.. surely the colds cutting off the O2 to the brain, eh?

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I do that too. I wear it and get a friend to wash me down. Then ride until its dry. I've been known to go thru the automatic car washes on my bike too.
One would think you're joking on the auto wash but I remember you had a picture lol

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One would think you're joking on the auto wash but I remember you had a picture lol
I seen a video of him doing it! Lol

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Yeah it's on here somewhere.

Found it. https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ame-34393.html

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Some synthetics get a funky smell which led me to sportwash

guess it's called nathan sport wash now, used to be penguin. Anyhow supposed to prevent soap residue from clogging breathability in synthetics

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Definitely wouldn't try that with me being on my tippy toes. End up dropping the bike then they ask how I damaged the bike, "Automated carwash.."

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showering in the morning would be so much easier. like something from the jetsons

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