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Repair Jacket with leather inserts

Last post 12-27-2009 08:16 PM by R1hoon. 11 replies.
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  • 12-18-2009 09:53 PM

    • niks
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    Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    Hi Im looking for a person or business who are experienced in modifying a scooter jacket's sleeves which were torn when i hit the road after being taken out by a car 12 months ago. What i want is the damaged panels removed and leather inserts put in. The jackets is an ikon and very good otherwise and as i already have the suitable leather, spending a bit on the jacket will give me an improved one as the leather is white and will enhance my visibility.

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  • 12-18-2009 10:43 PM In reply to

    • Paul
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    I'd rather buy a new one.....whats to say the new inserts will be strong enough to withstand another 'off'

    Cheers,
    Paul

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  • 12-18-2009 10:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    Leather is a lot stronger than the existing fabric.

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  • 12-19-2009 12:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

     niks maybe try a cobbler or saddle maker if you can find one they should have a machine to saw the leather. remember the leather patches schoolteachers used to have on there jacket sleeves

  • 12-19-2009 11:34 AM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    Great thanks for reminding me, this OFD can be a bugger at times.

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  • 12-19-2009 12:54 PM In reply to

    • Paul
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    niks:

    Leather is a lot stronger than the existing fabric.

     

     

    indeed it is. my point was it may rip where the panels have been sewn in... not the leather but the joint. it's another area of weakness.  I do liek the idea though as jackets are not cheap!

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    previously Scarabeo 200 (with gpr pipe) Oct 09 - June 11 (18,450km)
    previously Vmoto Monaco Apr 09 -Oct 09

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  • 12-19-2009 12:57 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    Are you based around Sydney? A young fellow in MCAS gave we the name of a leather tailor called DBT Leathers at Yagoona. ph 02 97901235. They make motorcycle leathers tailor made, repairs, adjustments etc. Could be worth a try.

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  • 12-20-2009 02:28 PM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    Thanks Peter but Im in Melbourne. may give them a call if nothing comes up here.

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  • 12-21-2009 11:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    niks:

    Leather is a lot stronger than the existing fabric.

    but will the stitching be able to withstand the shearing forces?

    bite he bullet and buy a new jacket. think of it as a xmas presentGift

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  • 12-23-2009 12:28 PM In reply to

    • R1hoon
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

     Hi-Side leathers - they specialise in repairing motorcycle leathers

    http://www.hisideleathers.com/

    I was going to write a witty and clever comment here, then thought "naa screw it" -- I'm just gunna be a smart a$$.
  • 12-24-2009 09:13 PM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    silverflyer:

    niks:

    Leather is a lot stronger than the existing fabric.

    but will the stitching be able to withstand the shearing forces?

    bite he bullet and buy a new jacket. think of it as a xmas presentGift

    I have a new jacket its a fieldshear from the states.

    I have the leather and the jacket is perfect except for rips in sleeves and the stitches strength will depend on material and style of stitch used and i bet nobody in the forum ever examined the stiches when they bought their jacket they just relied on the popularity or status symbol of the relevent jacket they bought.

     

     

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  • 12-27-2009 08:16 PM In reply to

    • R1hoon
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    Re: Repair Jacket with leather inserts

    niks:
    i bet nobody in the forum ever examined the stiches when they bought their jacket
     

    WRONG - I always look at the type and style of construction of my riding gear - go on - have a talk to Phil at HiSide  after years of reparing racers leathers at the track he can give you a detailed lecture on leathers constuction and show you examples of wrong and right stitching methods and why......

    I was going to write a witty and clever comment here, then thought "naa screw it" -- I'm just gunna be a smart a$$.
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