Cleaning a motorcycle helmet is vital and probably one of the most important maintenance you can do to your riding partner. Taking care of a helmet with a removable inner liner is way easier than those with non-removal ones. That’s what you might be thinking until this moment, but is it really?
Most motorcycle helmets nowadays have a removable interior and that’s really convenient, do the cleaning and put it right where it was. Some of the older helmets on the other hand have those non-removable interiors. However, it’s not recommended to use a helmet that is older than 5 years from the date it was produced.
But cleaning a helmet with a non-removable helmet liner can be as simple as cleaning a removable one. Here we’ll show you two super-easy formulas about how to clean a helmet inside even it’s a non-removal one.
By the way, there’s a whole post about how to clean bike helmets, you can also check that out.
How to clean non removable helmet liner - DIY methods to clean it at home!
Formula 1: Wipe it, Swipe it
As we are talking about a non-removable helmet interior, the cleaning option is pretty much limited for us. And as a solution to this problem, we can use some helmet interior cleaning products. There are plenty of brands out there for this job and you can pick whichever you prefer.
Of course, read the helmet cleaning manual first, the helmet manufacturers themself can tell what to use better than anyone. But some of the interior cleaning sprays or foams are pretty popular and fairly effective such as Motorex Helmet Care and Motul Helmet Care. The best motorcycle helmet cleaner for your helmet will be the one that works for you and these mentioned are pretty good at that.
The instructions of these helmet cleaners are pretty simple, just apply it, leave it for some time, and wipe it off with a clean cloth. And that’s why this helmet cleaning formula is called wipe it, swipe it. And basically, that’s also about how to disinfect a helmet.
Formula 2: Deep Fry Cleaning
You might be thinking, ‘so now you are telling me to deep fry my helmet?’ Hold on a minute, that’s not the case, it’s just a bad joke from my end. What I’m trying to say is you can submerge or deep your helmet in the water and clean it.
First, remove the visor and all the accessories of the helmet like Bluetooth headset or speakers. If you want to know about how to clean motorcycle helmet visors, there’s a whole post about it.
Now soak the helmet into a bucket filled with cleaning solution, mild detergent, or baby shampoo is recommended. Softly massage the padding of the interior so that the sweat and dirt can wash away with the water.
After that take the helmet out of the bucket and gently press the interior padding to remove the extra water from the helmet. Now it’s time to dry the helmet, you can leave the helmet for a day or two to dry itself over time. You can also place the helmet in front of a fan or using a portable fan. But you shouldn’t use any sort of heated air such as a blow dryer as they might damage the interior padding.
I wonder if there’s any motorcycle helmet liner washing machine out there, what if they do? Not that I’m aware of unless they put their removable helmet liner in the washing machine and invent one.
Again if you are planning to restore a very old helmet or at least older than 5 years of production, it’s not a good idea. It’s motorcycle safety equipment we are talking about after all. You can get a brand new helmet instead, which gives you better protection and plenty of easy-to-use features.
Check out our detailed buying guides about different kinds of helmets dedicated to specific kinds of riding styles. We have posted few of them, such as Best Low-profile Full-face Helmet, Best Budget Dual-sport Helmet. Or the Best Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet.
Well, nothing’s better than a fresh and cleaned helmet, wait there is, a Ducati Superleggera V4. Apart from another bad joke of mine, it’s really important to take care of your motorcycle riding gear. And as a part of that, cleaning the helmet interior is also important. I bet you don’t like to wear a sweaty and smelly helmet forever.
Unlike most helmets nowadays, you can’t search for how to remove helmet liners. Because there’s no way to remove it in the first place, that’s a non-removal helmet liner for you. However, we live in a proud democratic country, we’ll treat them all as equal, we’ll wash them all.
It’s better to take care of your motorcycle safety equipment and take it for a wash once in a while. And while doing that, you can look at the overall detailed condition of the helmet you are gonna wear on road. There’s no harm in taking some time admiring the cool aesthetics and looks of your gorgeous helmet while you are at it.
Take good care of your gear that takes care of your safety on the road. Good Day!