Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redneck Minnesota
Dr Bailey's leather black
If you have deep scuffs I'm not sure there is much you can do about it. I have a couple of small ones that are just there.
Cleaning the bags with sadlesoap or Murphey's Oil soap might bring some of it out. Then use Doc Bailey's Leather Black to restore the color. My bags were looking dull. I cleaned them then used Doc Bailey's Leather Black. They looked new, except the little dents into the leather from dropping it in gravel. I see it in most motorcycle leather shops.
By the way Yamaha recommends Mink Oil. I have also used that with good success.
Dave is right. Dr Baileys leather black can make your bags look BETTER than new. it will also make the leather waterproof. if you have scratches that have that rough tore look i have read that you can sand it smooth but you are supposed to put some kind of leather "glue" on then the leather gets hard and you can sand the scuff smooth. i haven't used the dr baileys but my brother has. he had a couple bad scuffs. after the leather black they looked like new but if you looked hard you could find the scuffs. my plan it to apply the dr B and then sand the scuff, then reapply Dr B leather black to hide the sanding. very fine sand paper by the way. search the web.
2007 Stratoliner "S"
Totaled out on 8/14/17 at 69,985 miles.
She was Bad Ass, It has cool Brain stuff in it.
K&N, BAM, BRA Mod (only one on the planet),
Stock 2:1 header pipe and Roadhouse Slip-on muffler
I loved my Strat