What are some of the hints/tips/how to's on cleaning gear at the end of the season?
I will put away the bike when insurance expires end of October and at that time will need to clean my leathers. Bug stains, dirt and so on accumulated, so what would be the best way of cleaning before storing? I read that some people just dump the leathers in the machine and wash it on gentle cycle. That sounds easy, but makes me wonder if that will deform the gear.
What about leather boots and gloves? Helmet and shell? (again read that some take complete shell out and wash it in the machine)