How to properly maintain your motorcycle equipment?

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In order for a rider's equipment to last over time and through the seasons, they need a minimum of maintenance. Among the techniques for effectively cleaning your motorcycle helmet, jacket and gloves, here are some tips to know and remember.

How to properly maintain the leather of your motorcycle equipment?

Motorcycle jackets for women, motocross gloves, leather motorcycle pants, knee pads: most motorcycle gear is made of leather and requires rigorous maintenance. First and foremost, it is important to always air out leather clothing after wearing it. Indeed, the sweat retained in the linings of motorcycle pants and leather jackets must be evacuated before the equipment is put away. Once completely dry, place them on a hanger so that they do not wrinkle and store them in a well ventilated and dry place. If the leather equipment has rained, then you will need to take the time to air dry it.

Leather clothing should be maintained two to three times a year with a nourishing and waterproofing product to prevent the leather from cracking or drying out. However, hand or machine washing of leather jackets and pants should be avoided, as is direct ironing or brushing, as this could damage the surface of the leather.

How to properly clean the motorcycle helmet?

To clean the motorcycle accessories, namely the shark motorcycle helmet, you must start by disassembling the various elements that make it up in order to thoroughly clean all the corners. Once the helmet visor and foam are removed, the first step is to clean the exterior of the helmet by running it under a running stream of lukewarm water and rubbing the dirtier parts with your hands. With a toothbrush and dishwashing liquid, tackle the nooks and crannies before rinsing everything and dry the corners of the motocross helmet with a cloth in microfiber. To effectively clean matt-painted helmets, use a degreaser and a microfiber cloth.

To effectively clean the inside of the protective helmet, you start by washing the shell before cleaning the inside with a brush and making sure to focus in the corners. Then just dry everything with a microfiber cloth and let it air dry.

How to clean the various parts and accessories?

Finally, when it comes to cleaning textile items like coveralls and other cross jerseys, rain suit, bandana, leather suit and other fabric knee pads, just machine wash them, making sure to put on the machine under short cycle. For cleaning luggage, boots and shoes, as well as various parts and motorcycle accessories like the rear lights and other spare parts, a brush stroke followed by a microfiber cloth will suffice to give the elements a facelift.