perforate your own leather jacket?

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  1. toezter

    toezter New Member

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    i'm currently riding (sometimes) with an ICON Neo-Daytona jacket. the only perforations on it are underneath the forearms, which the CE armor blocks most of the incoming air.

    question is, how hard is it to poke holes in a neat way in leather? anyone every tried or heard of this?
     
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    My buddy obviosly a redneck, said "My buddy wanted his jacket vented so we stretched it out and grabbed the shotgun.......".

    For this my buddy was verbally chastised and beaten with a hickory stick.:bash:

    One thing you might do is, most leather shops have leather punches, of all shapes and sizes., they might beable to at least head you in the right direction. :dunno:

    Late
     
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    Just do yourself a favour and don't do it
     
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    :mamoru: ...or are you serious?
     
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    As a heart attack.........:rofl:
     
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  7. mrchina

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    If it's not perforated before, don't put holes in it yourself. You're gonna ruin the structural integrity of your jacket.
     
  8. Buck-O

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    Best way to perforate an ICON jacket.


    1: Lay down on the ground.
    2: Roll over several times, in a "barrell roll" fasion.
    3: ????
    4: Profit.
     
  9. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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  10. toezter

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    yeah, i looked into 'perforating', looks like a pain once the jacket is fully assembled.

    looking to get a textile jacket with good airflow instead.
     
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    textile ftl

    one fall and jacket is ruined

    i hate riding without my leathers but its too damn hot out here in orlando
     
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    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    textiles are better than nothing though
     
  13. toezter

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    true, i had to go some days without my jacket because i was about to pass out.

    currently borrowing my friends powertrip textile, seems good, but its more orientated for cruiser style, but clean cut. A* airflow mesh seems to get good reviews.
     
  14. ChatChai

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    If you are looking to get the powertrip New Enough has good prices on it. They also have a selection of other textile jackets in their closeout section. I saw it at a local store for double the price.
    http://www.newenough.com/product_group_closeout_textile.htm

    Also if you are referring to A* ACR Airflow then yes that is a well contructed jacket. I personally got the Dianese because it was more fitted compared to the A*, the A* just was a bit too loose for me. Check out this also:

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2577103
     
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    i'd like to try on some dianese, but places around here don't carry them.
     

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