How to Wash Motorcycle Seat Covers

Motorcycle seat covers protect your seat from wear and tear and make riding a motorcycle more comfortable. These seat covers are typically bolted and/or glued into place, so you can't simply remove the seat covers and toss them into a washer.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 2 tablespoons mild automotive wash soap
  • Cold water
  • 4 non-abrasive cloths
  • Leather cleaning solution (if leather seat cover)

Step 1 - Dust off Seat Covers

Take one of your non-abrasive cloths and run it thoroughly along the motorcycle seat covers. You want to remove all of the excess debris and dirt before you wet the seat covers.

Step 2 - Wash Using Water and Soap or Leather Cleaner

If your motorcycle seat covers are made from leather, you'll want to pour about a tablespoon of the cleaning solution onto a second cloth--not onto the seats--and use the dampened cloth to thoroughly scrub the seat. If your seats are made from vinyl or another material, you can soak the second cloth in a mixture made from your warm water and mild automotive wash soap. Wipe the seat down thoroughly.

Step 3 - Rinse and Allow to Dry

Soak your third cloth in clean cold water and wipe the seat down thoroughly in order to rinse the seat. (Do not rinse if leather.) You can then use your fourth cloth to rub the seat down again, removing some of the excess moisture, and then allow to air dry.