Working on your motorcycle can be a dirty business because virtually the entire machine is exposed to road grit, water, dust, and more while in use. And if you’ve got an older machine, you can count various oil leaks and misting as additional contamination. Even if you’re working on a clean machine, removing side covers, oil-filter covers, and the like inevitably require cleaning the surrounding surfaces and your tools. While it’s true that old shirts, socks, and undies can serve as disposable shop towels, not all of them soak up oil as well as dedicated towels. And furthermore, when it comes to cleaning, polishing, or waxing plastics and paint, a T-shirt’s reluctance to encapsulate small abrasive particulates can fine-scratch finishes. Enter dedicated shop towels, available both as disposable paper, cotton, and, our favorite, washable microfiber. Here are three options.