Cleaning and caring for leather seats on your motorcycle is a very important maintenance task. Since the leather is porous, dust, dirt and other debris from the road get stuck in it and run our beautiful seats. In fact, it is very likely that the dirt will seep into the leather without you noticing until the seat begins to dry and crack, this totally ruins the appearance of the seats and your motorcycle as a whole.
Replacing these seats can be a very costly task. It is imperative to keep up with the cleaning of your seat. To clean the seats, you must follow the instructions of the leather cleaner. Some need to be mixed with water, while others are ready to use. You can also opt for something more traditional like a sponge, water, and soap. Apply the soapy product or solution and wipe with a clean lint-free cloth. Wipe and rub in circular motions making a little extra effort for stained areas. Ensure to remove any cleaner so that your seat does not stain.
Use a dry cloth to dry the excess cleanser or water and soap so that it does not dry in the seat creating blotches. Let the seats dry naturally, do not use a heater to speed up the drying process as this may damage the appearance.
Once the seat is dry, start with the leather conditioning process. Water and soap are excellent for cleaning the leather, however, also tend to dry out ruining the leather. Therefore, after a good cleaning it is important to apply a thin, even layer of conditioner to keep the leather soft and look like new. Of course, remember that the conditioner should dry naturally and avoid exposing the leather to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time.