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Leather Modification DIY

Bought my first one piece leather suit Alpinestar, not sure of the model, but I got 1 pair of Alpinestars pucks and 2 generic pairs, all for $300.

The only downside of this suit is that does not have a back hump.

I really want that look on the back of it with extra protection and perhaps some storage room on more less casual riding during the weekends.

So I decided to give it a shot. If I mess up, $300 suit goodbye!
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I applied my skill in the tactical industry to my moto gear, so far it's working out.

So here it is a practice version with fake leather. First try turned out better than I expected. I used 3/4 thick high density foam in the hump.
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So here it goes nothing. Here is the original picture, and we go...

If you were wondering what the Velcro loop is for...
I it's a closure for the dump, in case I want to swap padding out or toss a water bottle in there. I saw EVS has a vest with similar concept, but it's made for MP3 player with headset wire outlet.
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So here it is. I didn't want it to look too plain. So I add some grommets and mesh underneath. The top is all air mesh; my assumption of that is more aerodynamic than having a solid hump.

Just gotta put it on and go for a test ride with this new suit.
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Looks good




"slow is smooth, smooth is fast"

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That sure ain't a DIY as there's no way I can do something like that. =) j/k

Great work, man!
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Pretty awesome... I am still trying to figure out what type brand of dye I need to fix my rashed leathers...
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is it just me or does that hump look huge. Its nice work though. I couldnt do that for sure.
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wow, that's really good work!

and here I was, sitting here, thinking, if only I could learn to sew my name into the hump, then I'd be a badass....but then I come and see this....
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Pretty awesome... I am still trying to figure out what type brand of dye I need to fix my rashed leathers...
I like my leather rashes. It's a badge of honer in my eyes. It's how you can tell a racer has been through it.

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My Girl: http://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?t=76881
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