HEDON

  • When cleaning, only use warm water and neutral soap. Never use window cleaning products. In order to keep all parts of the helmets in their best condition, use a wet cloth to clean the chinstrap and other relevant areas
  • Never apply paints, sticker, petrol or other chemical solvents to the helmet and visor
  • For the cleaning of the matte helmet surfaces - usually water and neutral soap will suffice for cleaning the surface but for more stubborn stains cleaning alcohol and evenly applied pressure from a micro fibre cloth is quite effective
  • For the cleaning of the glossy helmet surfaces - water and neutral soap with a micro fibre cloth will suffice. For a good polish you can use car wax as all Hedon helmets are painted with the same painting and techniques of automobiles
  • For visor maintenance - clean with soapy water. DO NOT use any solvents. Note that with each and every clean it will affect the fog and scratch resistant on the visor
  • For hardware maintenance - if you are tired of the oxidised look of some of the hardware on your helmet you can polish them with a mixture of lemon and salt and gently rub all over the surfaces of the hardware. For the Epicurist screws, make sure to remove the screws from the helmet for polishing and to make sure they are secured correctly and firmly back on the helmet after
  • For leather maintenance - you can apply leather conditioner or shoe polish for richer colour and protection
  • We recommend leaving your helmet visor open on the Heroine Helmet when not in use to protect the leather

WALDEN MILLER

To clean your leather garment, sponge with a moist clean cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Detergent will take off stubborn stains but may also take away some of the dye, so should be avoided wherever possible.

Wet leather should be dried naturally, as placed near a heater it will dry stiff and brittle.

Leather dressing should be applied regularly and especially after the garment has been wet. Dressing softens the leather, helps keep dirt out of the pores and increases water resistance.

Your garment will give you many years of service if you treat it with a little care.

 

REV’IT

All REV’IT! products should be maintained regularly in order to ensure optimum performance and durability.  A label with wash and care instructions can be found inside all REV’IT! products as well as on the hangtag. Always follow these instructions.

Leather Care

  • Always air out your leather garments after use
  • Never store leather in an airtight plastic bag or container
  • Never wash or dry clean leather
  • Do not expose leather to intense heat or prolonged direct sunlight
  • Always clean your leather thoroughly with special leather cleaner
  • Treat your leathers at least twice a year with special leather cleaner. This will help maintain the water and dirt resistant qualities of the material, as well as preserve that special leather smell
  • Use waterproof leather spray to preserve the material’s natural water-resistance and help protect against water and stains without compromising breathability

Jeans Care

  • Wash denim garments separately and inside out
  • Remove armour before washing
  • Machine wash cold, the initial water temperature should not exceed 30ºC or 65-85ºF
  • For best results use a mild detergent and avoid using fabric softeners
  • Once clean always hang flat to dry
  • Do not use a dryer

Gloves Care

  • If leather gloves become wet, dry them naturally. Do not wring them out
  • Do not place your gloves near a heater or in prolonged direct sunlight, as this will cause the leather to become stiff
  • Your gloves should not come into contact with solvents, petrol, or cleaning agents. This could alter the characteristic properties (like the colour) of the gloves
  • Clean your gloves by hand using a damp cloth and avoid hot water
  • Difficult stains could be removed with leather cleaner or textile wash
  • Store your gloves in a dry and well-ventilated place and make sure the gloves are completely dry before you store them

Boots Care

  • Let wet boots dry naturally, keeping them at room temperature
  • Do not place your boots near a heater or in direct sunlight
  • Always dry and store your boots in a dry, well-ventilated space
  • Only clean and use your boots when they are dry inside and outside
  • Wash dirt and debris off the boots using a soft brush
  • Do not forget to clean the sole of the boot
  • To remove stains use a damp cloth
  • Difficult stains can be removed with leather cleaner
  • Treat leather boots regularly with leather conditioner
  • Zippers and buckles can be treated with silicone spray


LIGHTMODE

LightMode Kit Install in 60 seconds video

Does it work in the rain?
It is not recommended as the electronics are not waterproof. It's okay if you get caught in the rain, simply keep the device powered off and let it dry completely before turning it on.

Is it legal?
Every state/province has its own legislation when it comes to motor vehicles. The state of California does not consider the vehicle operator as part of the vehicle, so the laws that govern the lighting of a motor vehicle do not apply. Phone your local police department if you would like peace of mind before ordering. We are not responsible for any encounters you may come across with your local authorities.

Is humming from the controller normal?
Non-technical answer: Yes, but it is too quiet to hear while riding.
Technical answer: The circuit runs on high frequency alternating current which causes harmonic vibrations in the electrical system. To us, it sounds like a quiet high pitched buzzing sound and it is completely normal.

How long do the batteries last?
Two, fully charged, NiMH rechargeable AA batteries can illuminate a helmet for 10-13 hours in constant mode, and much longer in the blinking modes. Standard AA alkaline batteries can also be used. Different AA batteries will sustain charge for different lengths of time. Use NiMh rechargeables for the best results.

Is the LightMode kit a permanent modification?
Yes, and for good reason. We opted for a more secure attachment method, over a more convenient one, to ensure the EL components won't fly off when travelling at high speeds.

Are the kits compatible with modular helmets?
Yes, just make sure to leave enough clearance for the chin piece when it flips up and to be mindful where to glue things down near the joint. It's best to test out your design with the PVC stickers provided before gluing everything down.

 

GOGO LEGGINGS

  • Wash in cold water only with a mild detergent
  • It is recommeneded that you hang to dry
  • You do not need to remove the protectors when washing the garment although it is recommended

 

OLYMPIA

Do Not Dry Clean

  • Waterproof Exterior Shells and Rain Gear
    Hand wash cold - mild detergent - hang dry
  • Liners for Waterproof Exterior Gear
    Machine wash cold - gentle cycle - cool dryer setting
  • Transition and Mesh Tech Gear Shells
    Hand wash cold - mild detergent – hang dry
  • Liners for Transition and Mesh Tech Gear
    Hand wash cold - mild detergent - hang dry

 

BLACK ARROW LABEL

Care instructions can be found on the garments care label. For garments that specify dry-clean only, we recommend the use of a reputable dry cleaner. An alternative to this would be to cold hand wash or spot clean where possible.

 

BLACKBIRD MOTORCYCLE WEAR

Leather

  • Blackbird products are made from top grain cowhide.  As a natural product, it is similar to our own skin and a little care will extend the life of your jacket.
  • Clean dirt from your leather jacket when dry with a gentle brush or damp cloth when
  • If you live by the coast you may find salt causes leather to crack. This can also be cleaned with a damp cloth, then follow with a leather conditioner
  • If your jacket becomes wet, it needs to be dried out at room temperature. Use of hair dryers, clothes dryers or other sources of hot air directly on the jacket may cause it to shrink
  • Leather conditioners are great for softening, conditioning and repelling water on your leather jacket
  • Please follow care tag instructions for further cleaning

Textile

  • Care labels can be found on the inside of the garments
  • Please remove the armour from the velcro pockets should you wish to place the jackets in a washing machine
  • Use gentle cycle only
  • Armour does not need to be removed for hand washing

 

OLEND BACKPACKS

The best way to clean the backpacks is using a soft brush when dry. Use warm water and laundry soap avoiding the leather parts.

 

78 MOTOR CO. GLOVES

All gloves can be treated with leather protector or a blend of almond oil and beeswax. This protects and enhances the original patina (and smell!)

 

MOTOCHIC BAGS

The Lauren bag is made of durable, lightweight polyester, leather, and a PU coated interior for water resistance and protection against spills/stain. To clean the polyester, nylon straps, and PU coated interior, wipe gently with a damp towel. We recommend good quality leather cleaner for the leather components.

 

TOBACCO DENIM

Tobaccos are made to get better with wear

Breaking In

The denim is hefty, raw and unwashed. You may find them stiff or even restricting at first, especially if you are used to lightweight, stretch denim. Don’t panic. As you wear your jeans, they’ll stretch in the areas you need more room and will become more form fitting where you need less. The fabric will soften and fade over time. This is the beauty of raw fabric. Every fade, fold, and line, will be entirely self-inflicted. Your Tobaccos will be unlike any other pair.

Soak or No Soak

Some “denim-heads” pre-soak their jeans to get rid of any excess dye and shrinkage early, then wear the jeans at least 6 months before the next wash. Others prefer to wear jeans raw for 6 months, or as long as possible before washing to get high-contrast fades. In my experience both can work. Though cold water is always recommended, warm water can be used if you want more shrinkage.

Washing

When it comes to washing raw denim, the consensus is, less is more. Wear your jeans often; wash when needed. It’s not unusual for raw jeans to go 4-6 months between washes. Depending on how often you ride or wear your Tobaccos you may need even less. When you wash denim, the water washes out some of the dye. The loose dye then transfers to lighter areas that have faded. The more you wash, the more dye you loose and transfer, resulting in a flat, monochromatic look, rather than the contrasting dark and lighter shades you get with natural wear and limited washes.

Though raw jeans are machine washable, many denim-heads prefer to hand wash gently, inside out, in a tub of cool water, with “dark” detergent made to wash colors and prevent dye loss. Then hang dry.

Shrinkage & Bleed

In the world of raw denim, shrinkage is one of many factors that make theses jeans fit like none you have ever owned. Our denims are Sanfordized and 100% cotton, they will shrink 3-5% after the first wash, most of that in length.

After washing, jeans will feel tighter at first, but cotton has some natural stretch and will loosen up after a couple wears. This has been accounted for in our design.

Before the initial wash, dye may “bleed” or transfer onto other materials and fabrics, particularly when wet. Take care to not accidentally stain something you touch or sit on.

Shrinkage can be avoided by dry cleaning.