Measures to give leather biker jackets new look for years
Leather biker jacket is the main gear of bikers. They buy it with great enthusiasm. Leather biker jackets are identity of bikers. With protection these jackets also impart fashionable look to bikers, thus make their riding experience pleasurable.
As leather biker jackets do your protection similarly to take care of them is also very important. But for taking care you do not need to wait for spilling something on them or for dirt. Below are given some measures which greatly help in taking care of leather biker jackets.
When you are purchasing your leather biker jacket be sure to purchase conditioner at the same time. Regular conditioning is must for biker jackets as it keeps them soft and supple and also protect from running dry. Also conditioner brings shine to them and adds to its beauty. For different leathers different conditioners are available, purchase a conditioner that is specifically designed for your leather jacket.
As you wait for other clothes to become dirty and then wash, do not do so with leather biker jackets. Keep cleaning it from time to time whether it becomes dirty or not or whether you have worn it or not. Just clean it. Make it a routine. Leather is a fabric if not cleaned regularly will loose its show. Cleaning of leather is very easy and simple. Just put a mild detergent on a soft cotton cloth or on sponge and start cleaning. Make a point to not to make the leather biker jacket too wet.
If anything spills over leather biker jacket do not worry. Blob up the liquid with a soft cloth or sponge and yes do not rub it. If spot is quite hard use a wet cloth or sponge, soak it in lukewarm water and a mild detergent and slowly rub. Let jacket dry completely before wearing.
If your leather biker jacket gets stained with ink here is the remedy for removing it. Take a cotton cloth of sponge and dip it in rubbing alcohol or hairspray will also do but in pinch. But yes spray on the cotton cloth not directly on the jacket. And rub it over the ink stain. After rubbing dry it with a blow dryer. If stain does not go by doing it use an acetone-free nail polish remover for removing stain. Take remover in small quantity over cotton cloth and rub it over the stain. By doing it stains will go at once. After removing the stain look for any traces of alcohol or nail polish remover and if any, clean them by putting mild detergent over soft cotton cloth and rub.
Never use harsh chemicals over it
Do remember leather is a natural fabric and gets affected with harsh chemicals. Therefore never use harsh products over it. It will distort shape of your jacket as well decolorizes it.
Caring tips mentioned above should be start following since the day you bought your leather biker jacket. It will help in retaining the look of your jacket for years and make it look new.
Tips on choosing appropriate dynamometers
In order to set up a drag car or bike for peak performance, using loads of boost / nitrous or other modifications, the best thing to have is a suitable inertial chassis dynamometer. It needs to have big diameter clean drums, with a very good grip. Dual rollers are not appropriate in this case, so don’t use them!
The dynamometer should have powerful fans and airflow and an experienced operator.
A braked system is simply unsuitable for an application like this. The dyno itself, along with plug readings, and experience would be the best way to set the car / bike up. Gas analyzers are useless in these situations.
If your aim is to set up a stock or mildly tuned cars / bikes fuel injection system, or set up a carburetor systems jetting or ignition properly, you should find a decent braked system, maybe with twin rollers and with a good gas analyzer.
This is the best way to set up this kind of vehicles.
You should use this kind of dyno tools if you are working on stock or mildly tuned car for fault finding, or for a health check.
To obtain the accurate power curve picture of a vehicle, you should put on an inertial dynamometer.
In order to buy one for yourself, you should consider the above, decide what kind of work you mainly want your dyno for, and choose accordingly.
An important thing to remember is that inertial dynos may be cheaper, but they are more difficult to control (you cannot hold RPM steady on an inertial dynamometer).
However, no matter what type of dynamometer you select, controlling the test conditions is vital to getting usable data. It’s not enough for the dynamometer equipment itself to be accurate; you have to know that the engine’s output is not being skewed by improper dynamometer procedures.
In order to prepare your car or bike for a dynamometer testing session, you should consider some of the following:
You should check oil level, being careful not to overfill. If necessary, perform oil and filter change first.
Make sure the air filter is clean.
Check coolant level.
Check for coolant leaks visually
Check tires for correct pressures and healthy condition, especially if it’s a seriously powerful vehicle, as grip may be a problem.
Add enough fuel.
If you use nitrous, water injection, make sure these are all topped up!
Make sure it has correctly gapped healthy plugs.
That’s basically all you need to do. Dynamometer testing is no worse for your car than a bit of fast motorway driving, and in some cases even safer for your engine!
Special Tips to Get The Right Size Biker Leather Clothing
Get it right the first time you will surely be disappointed if your beautiful leathers arrive and they don’t fit correctly. Online is a great place to buy leathers but you want to be sure to get your size right. Making a mistake here may mean sending it back and that means extra costs.
Many biker leather sites have sizing charts and you will use these measurement procedures and the sizing chart to determine your final size.
First: how to measure for the correct size For women Measure around the fullest part of bust under arms with arms relaxed down at sides. For men Chest:Measure around chest just under arms across shoulder blades with arms relaxed down at sides.For Coat/Length: Measure from the highest point of the shoulder down.
Height: Measure from top of head down standing barefoot on a hard flat surface with normal posture.
Hips: Measure around fullest part of body at the top of legs with feet together.
Inseam: Measure from inside crotch seam to the hem of pants that fit you well.
Waist: Measure around natural waistline, which appears as crease when bending to one side.
Neck: Measure around fullest part of neck.
Sleeve: Measure from center back of neck, over point of shoulder, and down outside of arm past elbow to wrist with arm relaxed.
LEATHER JACKETS and VESTS Leather jackets have number sizes that correspond to chest inches. For example, a size 46 jackets would measure 46 inches. It is best to measure your chest while wearing a shirt and then to order the next size higher in a leather jacket or vest. For example, if your chest measures 45-46 inches, then order a Size 48.
To measure, use a standard tape measure and wrap the tape measure around your back, just under your armpits and then loosely across your chest. If your waist size exceeds your chest size, then use your waist measurement and go up one size. You can also supply us with your measurements at the time of the order.
You want to choose a jacket that is big enough for your actual chest measurement. And you want to make sure the size will be big enough for your belly (if you have one). The max belly for any size jacket is approximately 6″ less than the jacket size (example: max belly for a 46 is a 40″ belly).
Size charts for chaps are listed in most sizing charts. The most important measurement for chaps is the thigh. Using a standard tape measure, measure around the thickest part of your thigh while wearing jeans or pants. Do not order a pair of chaps that are less than your thigh measurement. Each pair of chaps can be adjusted down should your waist size be less than what is listed in the size chart.
If they are going to be worn for cold weather riding put on all of your under garments and then take your measurements.
Helmet size charts are listed with the description for each helmet. To measure your head, use a standard tape measure and wrap the tape measure around the back of your head, just above the ears and then across the forehead. If your head size is between two sizes, order the smaller size, as it is better if the helmet fits tighter than too loose.
Please take into account the clothing you will be wearing underneath your jacket or vest when selecting your size. Your shirt size will not necessarily be your jacket or vest size.
In order to provide maximum protection while riding, you should purchase leathers that are designed for your riding style and that fit comfortably and properly.
Please take into account the clothing you will be wearing underneath your vest when selecting your size. Your shirt size will not necessarily be your vest size.
If you have any doubts be sure and send an email describing any questions you may have.