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I picked up a set of full leathers for track days & such. I've always just been a "jeans & workboots" kind of guy, with an old bomber jacket of my dad's to ride in. Now I find myself putting on the leathers for most long rides, so they're covered with dead bugs.

I'm new to the cool gear club, so how do I get the guts off my glory?
 

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I usually rub mine down with oil made from the fat of freshly clubbed baby seals to get the bugs off, spotted owl fat works good as a leather protectant to keep em looking new! :horse: :fingure:
 

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There are plenty of soaps and creams made for cleaning and protecting leathers. Once clean, and occasional wipe down with mink oil with silicone will make the leathers more resistant to bug stains.

If you live near the US Gulf Coast, the love bugs make a mess no matter what. :-\
 

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How do you get piss stains out of 'em?
 

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You mean people actually clean their leathers! :eboy: I thought that dirty leathers showed you actually ride your bike.

Ok, soap and water followed by a leather conditioner.

Intersting choice for a first post by a non-s3-owning lurker. The 2003 R1 is on the chopping block so I can get an 06-07 S3
 

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Spray on leather cleaner/care (some sort of a high tech saddle soap) for cleaning + thick leather wax ~2 times per year.

Very cheap at a riding (as in horses) supply store. You can get huge buckets of the stuff for 1/20 of the price miniscule containers of identical stuff cost at a motorcycle store.
 

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Martin_R said:
Spray on leather cleaner/care (some sort of a high tech saddle soap) for cleaning + thick leather wax ~2 times per year.

Very cheap at a riding (as in horses) supply store. You can get huge buckets of the stuff for 1/20 of the price miniscule containers of identical stuff cost at a motorcycle store.
+1

Leathery horse sports gear has been around a bit longer than motorcycling ones and those folks know a thing or two about leather care.
 
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