Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SIKLR250, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Going to be a Vet.!...good deal!.Man, a person could make some $$$ if they were to get the skins from the farmer and cure them properly, then sell them on the web for the purpose you used it for.
    Good luck in College!. Thanks for the reply.
  2. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    Nah, thanks to you!
    Actually, when I told the guys and the teacher who led us in the duties of the day what I was using the skin for, they didn't even knew that someone could use a skin for that (basically it is the same use they give to the skins for riding horses). And well, now they call me "Che Guevara" (for travelling by bike).. hehe!

    Greetings!
  3. frog13

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    I'll check a site ,I think it's called "Alaska skins",and see what they have.
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  5. jkstehn

    jkstehn Been here awhile

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    Alaska leather is great people. In addition to their very comfortable and great fitting seat covers they have a great shop and sell all kinds of motorcycle gear. I was just up there in Anchorage a month ago and bought a sheep skin and a bunch of cold weather gear that is hard to find in So Cal. :wink: Even though there was snow on the ground I saw the they still had a pretty good selection of tires for those who have found their way to Anchorage and found their tires to be overly worn or inappropriate.

    Heck, there were a few hard core souls riding on the street at 14 deg. :eek1
  6. Birdmove

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    Have most of you following this thread seen the thread here about the soon to be sold in the US Suzuki GW250? It's a water cooled street twin with 17" cast wheels and no fairing. Also a six speed trans. Search this forum for ir and I put in a website address for an article on Helforleather about the bike.
  7. Klay

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    I'm very interested in the GW250 and hope to see it at the motorcycle show.
  8. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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  9. Jetstreamer

    Jetstreamer Sandlapper Brapper

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    Kinda looks like a baby B-King. B-Prince?
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Very cool, here's how they do it in Morocco...

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    white vats are filled with bird guano to help clean the hides.
  11. dfye55

    dfye55 Been here awhile

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  12. Jetstreamer

    Jetstreamer Sandlapper Brapper

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    I bet that smells terrific!
  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    They give you some mint leaves to hold under your nostrils if you can't handle the smell. :deal
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    Tanneries were always kept outside of towns because of the smells associated with them. Same for rendering plants, glue factories, etc.

    Hey, old animal parts stink. :lol3
  15. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    very interesting pictures!

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    I never thought about trying to tan my own hide if I could get one from a sheep herder.
  16. judjonzz

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    No, no, no, no, no. You are supposed to tan the sheep's skin.:deal
  17. ArmyJoe

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    Most tanning today is done with chemicals, but I have friends that have done vegetable and brain tanning. I'm told that most animals have enough brains to tan their own hides.
  18. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    When you ride trails do you tend to wear a street helmet or a dirt helmet?
  20. ArmyJoe

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    I have the hybrid AFX FX-39. It has a visor, but also has a faceshield that will fit over goggles. It's the same as the Fly Trekker, but Fly doesn't have hi-vis yellow.