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Just getting the bike back on the road in a few weeks now that spring is around the corner.............I want to wash my saddle bags and get them back to good condition..........they have lost a bit of their original shape due to a few rainstorms last year and I will fill them with newspaper after washing and allow them to dry back into the original shape......
Am I going about this in the wrong direction.......any suggestions would be appreciated
Krusty
 

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Hey Krusty,

I did the same thing amonth or two ago. But don't just wassh them, I had to soak mine and then I left them filled so they would retain the correct shape. Also, don't forget to get some good leather conditioner and then treat them once they have dried.
 

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Just another suggestion: There's also a saddle soap, it should do a good job. Most western store will have this. It use to come as a foam spray. (It's been years since I used it, but used it on saddles & it cleaned them very well)
 

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Shadow Kat said:
Just another suggestion: There's also a saddle soap, it should do a good job. Most western store will have this. It use to come as a foam spray. (It's been years since I used it, but used it on saddles & it cleaned them very well)
I'll secod the saddle soap. Bought it in a saddle shop, came in a little plastic jar. Cames with a small sponge. Just wet the sponge, rub it in the saddle soap paste and apply to the leather - cleans and conditions. It cost around $5 and lasts a long time. Worked well on my Corbin seat.
 

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If you're heading to the saddle shop, ask about Lexol NF. I've been using that for years... I figure if it's good enough for a saddle....
 
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