Question about 1998 BMW F 650 Strada
I cant afford leathers. help
There are substances you can buy that either paint on or spray on that would help you. When I played football in high school, we had a spray to spray on the recievers hands, it was a clear substance that made their hands sticky, so they could hang on to the football.
Also, in the medical field, we use a substance called tincture of benzoin. It's another clear substance is used to hold butterfly strips and bandages down onto the skin. This would also help.
Good luck man.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
Hi Douglasglass. I'm not familiar with motorcycles or motorcycle apparel, but I used Google to try and find some solutions for you. If you want to try and find some cheap leathers, I suggest using ebay or Craigslist, as well as checking out your local Salvation Army store.
I also found this forum that was discussing the issue of slippery seats- stoooopid-question-how-fix-slippery-seat.html">http://www.ducatimonster.org/forums/tech/120915-stoooopid-question-how-fix-slippery-seat.html. Here are some of the suggestions listed there. Please forgive the spelling mistakes; I copy/pasted the information without editing:
*use a rosin bag to 'dust' the seat occasionally
*Tribo seat covers are listed on ebay. They are made for the pillion area of the seat but you could easily make yourself one for covering whole seat. They are made of that anti-slip nylon material, the kind that's used on the car dashboards...
*How about some of that stuff you line drawers with? That sticky mesh stuff you put under tank bags.
*Local prilla dealer suggested climbers chalk and it works. Get the one that comes in little bag, tap powder on where you sit and ride. When you get off bike no powder remains.
*ever seen those gel thingys people put on top of their dashboards to keep cellys from slidding all ovet the place, I'll bet ya you could just lay one of those on there and would'nt even have to secure it, I doubt it would even move under your arse.
*Athletic tape or grip tape like you'd use to wrap a baseball bat handle with. Not the ppofy stuff but the cloth one. A couple stripes across?
*Armour-All makes a leather/pleather conditioner that will clean any oils or contaminants from the material. I have used it on other seats where people have used regular armour-all on them and made them too slick. It works fairly well to "un-slick" a seat, but may not give you the amount of grip you are looking for....
*where they sell skate boards they sell grippy adhesive sand paper tape that they put on the top of the board to have a better grip,cut some strips and stick'em on the seat.
*glue some afro-lex (you know...the foamy beige material that use in the couches) and you'll never slip again. The only thing is that when it rains, the seat will absorb water.
I wish you the best of luck in resolving this issue. Stay safe!
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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Considering everything that we might step in during the day, it's a wonder that we bring our shoes into our homes at all. Cleaning our shoes not only gets all that grime back out the door, but it makes the shoes look better and last longe
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Clean smooth leather shoes by first removing the laces and giving them a vigorous brushing with a shoe brush.
Clean salt stains from shoes by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water and dampening a small cloth. Use the cloth to scrub the stained area. For suede or nubuck, use a nylon bristle brush.
Use leather cleaner or saddle soap to clean the leather with a soft cloth. Pay particular attention to the seams.
Clean suede or nubuck with a pencil eraser or fine sandpaper, then rub with a bath towel to bring up the nap again.
Apply leather conditioner to all leather shoes, taking care to use the correct kind for smooth leather or suede. Conditioner keeps your shoe leather soft.
Waterproof your shoes.
Polish your shoes to help protect them and to give them a clean-looking gloss.
Deodorize your shoes by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda into them and shaking the shoes to distribute it inside. Let stand overnight, and then shake the baking soda out
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