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How do you wash leathers?

The outside is easy, but what about the stank from the inside? You can't dry clean them or throw them in an industrial washer.
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The outside is easy, but what about the stank from the inside? You can't dry clean them or throw them in an industrial washer.
Good question.
Never had a set of leather start to stink from the inside. Maybe I just donot keep my leathers long enough to stink

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The outside is easy, but what about the stank from the inside? You can't dry clean them or throw them in an industrial washer.
Why cant you dry clean them?...I've taken my leather coats/gloves to the dry cleaners many times..come back looking and feeling (and smelling ) like brand new.

Or is something majorly different with bike leathers. ? hhmm...dunno..but I'd be interested in knowing the answer as well.




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Yeah, I'd like to know. I never clean the inside of mine either. Just clean the bugs off the outside and call it good!!




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It's EZ you guys!!!. If you have a Grade A like my Spidi suit the liner should come out. If not rent a steam cleaner and LIGHTLY steam it after you turn it in-side-out(Thats alot of fun to do). I knew I smelt somthing funky around here.....
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It's EZ you guys!!!. If you have a Grade A like my Spidi suit the liner should come out. If not rent a steam cleaner and LIGHTLY steam it after you turn it in-side-out(Thats alot of fun to do). I knew I smelt somthing funky around here.....

Turn leathers inside out?! :smilelol:
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Yeah it is alot of fun......
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Turn leathers inside out?! :smilelol:
its probably even more fun to turn them back to right-side out when your done steaming them..




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I'm sorry that playin with your leathers back n forth sounds like fun. Fun is trying to keep up with Twisty...




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I'm sorry that playin with your leathers back n forth sounds like fun. Fun is trying to keep up with Twisty...
Well you know, if playing with leathers floats your boat, well then.. :smilelol:

can you normally keep up with him ? :bike:




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Well you know, if playing with leathers floats your boat, well then.. :smilelol:

can you normally keep up with him ? :bike:
Before he comments...NO, I value my life and the life of my bike.....Twisty is one of those no fear guys. There are guys in the club just as fast if not.....ya know! But not I. No biggie as long as it's all fun!! Plus he's got all the $$$$ to fix up new leathers and the wadded bike!!!




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Before he comments...NO, I value my life and the life of my bike.....Twisty is one of those no fear guys. There are guys in the club just as fast if not.....ya know! But not I. No biggie as long as it's all fun!! Plus he's got all the $$$$ to fix up new leathers and the wadded bike!!!
All that $$$$ definately helps when you have a No Fear type of drive going for ya on the road.

I hit triple digits whenever I can but my No Fear attitude tends to get somewhat curbed by my lack of sufficient funds to fix my beast in the event I *Gulp*..uumm well, you know, the " W " word. ..as well.




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O, yeah. It helps loads. Well, when you've been down as many times as my man Twisty, you don't fear that anymore either. So he just goes balls out nearly all the time....come on Twisty you know you can't disagree...it's a honest assetment and a back handed compliment!!




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Yeah sure. But I only ride @ 80% on the street. Too much gravel to go 100% Now the track, uumm thats were 110% comes in. No gravel, no signs to impail yourself on. Just you and the other guys going @ it.
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Yeah sure. But I only ride @ 80% on the street. Too much gravel to go 100% Now the track, uumm thats were 110% comes in. No gravel, no signs to impail yourself on. Just you and the other guys going @ it.
Yeah, I'll agree, that whole sign impailment thing is a bit of a downer.. :smilelol:




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