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Old 12-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #5716
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Hey Duane,
No wonder he sold the DR350!
No. He sold it it to build this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5709

I wish he had kept that DR350, as he was crazy fearless on it!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #5717
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That looks like fun.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #5718
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Some pics of my bike with the sheep skin and one in a breather stop during my last little trip...







Sorry for the pic's quality, they were taken with my mobile..
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #5719
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Leo,the "skins" look comfy.....I presume you purchased it locally,or not?.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #5720
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Leo,the "skins" look comfy.....I presume you purchased it locally,or not?.
It's comfy, but it isn't a realyy great change... I'm thinking that the design of the seat is the problem... But I'm used to stopping within more or less an hour and a half.

About the sheep skin... I'm studying Veterinary Medicine (Please correct me if it is bad written or spelt) and despite I'm finishing my first year, I'm able to go to some get some practise in some farms that my university has relation with..
About a month ago, I went there with a group of students, and during a little brake I saw that a guy of the farm was killing some sheeps (they sell the meat locally) and I asked him about the skins... He told me that they were useless to them, so he saved the cleanest one to me.
Back in my appartment, I cured it and washed it, and there it is.. hehe!

So it was totally free for me and I learned how to deal with those things!

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #5721
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Going to be a Vet.!...good deal!.Man, a person could make some $$$ if they were to get the skins from the farmer and cure them properly, then sell them on the web for the purpose you used it for.
Good luck in College!. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #5722
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Going to be a Vet.!...good deal!.Man, a person could make some $$$ 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.
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!

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #5723
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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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Old 12-09-2012, 03:08 AM   #5724
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Alaska skins

That's AlaskaLeather.com, be sure to use the discount code deadsheep for 10% off:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...alaska+leather

But I'm thinking we posted a "Want to Buy" in the Fleamarket and found ours used.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #5725
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That's AlaskaLeather.com, be sure to use the discount code deadsheep for 10% off:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...alaska+leather

But I'm thinking we posted a "Want to Buy" in the Fleamarket and found ours used.

Sarah
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. 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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #5726
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #5727
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I'm very interested in the GW250 and hope to see it at the motorcycle show.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #5728
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That's AlaskaLeather.com, be sure to use the discount code deadsheep for 10% off:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...alaska+leather

But I'm thinking we posted a "Want to Buy" in the Fleamarket and found ours used.

Sarah
Greer.............thanks for the info!.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #5729
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Gw250

Kinda looks like a baby B-King. B-Prince?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #5730
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It's comfy, but it isn't a realyy great change... I'm thinking that the design of the seat is the problem... But I'm used to stopping within more or less an hour and a half.

About the sheep skin... I'm studying Veterinary Medicine (Please correct me if it is bad written or spelt) and despite I'm finishing my first year, I'm able to go to some get some practise in some farms that my university has relation with..
About a month ago, I went there with a group of students, and during a little brake I saw that a guy of the farm was killing some sheeps (they sell the meat locally) and I asked him about the skins... He told me that they were useless to them, so he saved the cleanest one to me.
Back in my appartment, I cured it and washed it, and there it is.. hehe!

So it was totally free for me and I learned how to deal with those things!

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




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