Maintaining Your Motorcycle Helmet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning the Liner
Posted by Jennifer Norris on 10th Jan 2023
Cleaning a motorcycle helmet liner is an important step in maintaining the overall health and longevity of the helmet. Not only will it keep the helmet smelling fresh, but it will also help to remove bacteria, sweat, and other pollutants that can break down the materials over time. Here are some steps to help you clean your motorcycle helmet liner:
- Start by removing the helmet liner from the helmet. This is typically done by unfastening the straps that hold the liner in place and then gently pulling it out.
- Next, check the manufacturer's instructions to see if there are any specific cleaning recommendations. Some liners may not be machine washable, while others may require a specific type of detergent.
- If the liner is machine washable, place it in a laundry bag or pillowcase to prevent snagging or tearing during the wash. Use a mild detergent and wash on a gentle cycle with cold water.
- If the liner is not machine washable, you can clean it by hand. First, use a damp cloth to wipe away any loose debris or grime. Then, mix a small amount of mild detergent with warm water and gently scrub the liner using a soft-bristled brush. Be sure to pay extra attention to areas that tend to accumulate dirt, such as the forehead and back of the neck.
- Once you have finished cleaning the liner, rinse it thoroughly to remove any remaining detergent or grime. Then, gently squeeze out any excess water and lay it flat to dry. Avoid hanging the liner to dry, as this can cause the materials to stretch or deform.
- Once the liner is dry, you can re-install it back into the helmet. Make sure it is properly fitted and secured to ensure a comfortable fit.
- Repeat this process as needed, ideally every few months or as often as needed.
It's important to note that some materials of liners may be more delicate and requires more care or special treatment. In general, use mild and fragrance free detergent and avoid harsh chemicals, also always read the manufacturer's instructions for best care and cleaning results.