Posted October 30, 2002 - 05:11 PM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 05:29 PM
Years ago as Jackaroo's a couple of us tanned some roo skins and made bike seat covers with them but there were a few complications:
without sewing they don't really fit - especially on a modern shaped seat
you need a fairly big roo skin
they wear out pretty quick - the fur comes off pretty quick then the leater deteriates.
They might look pretty schmick though.
Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:11 PM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:17 PM
Might try eBay.com.au...
Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:46 PM
You could have brought one back but you would need 14 days in tanning fluid, a couple of days to dry followed by many hours "breaking" the skin in order for it to be much use.
I like the croc skin idea - I am gunna have some sweet croc skin boots one day but have never thought of a seat cover.
Posted October 31, 2002 - 06:05 AM
She rides a Yamaha XT250, but she will not be bringing the bike.
Crazy question, but she would really like to ride while she is down there.
Posted October 31, 2002 - 06:56 AM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 12:01 PM
Not sure about being allowed to shoot the buggers (we aren't on our properties) bit they sure are a pest.
It is interesting in the indigenous communities where the roos's are a food source - they say 1 camel = 35 roo's , 1 cow = 7 roo's etc and want to keep the roo's.
We say 1 roo eats grass and it is a pest.
The biggest problem we really have is hitting them on the road hence the old roo-bar is pretty common.
Posted October 31, 2002 - 12:05 PM
im in Adelaide but cant ride at the moment cos of twisted knee, but all the lads at Coast Yamaha go riding most weekends(mostly just trail stuff) and are a nice bunch (local number is(08)8382-5581). but cos of insurance stuff you'll probably have to get a loan bike from Show & Go motorcycles (08)8376-0333. if your girlfriend gets lost here or runs into any problems i can try and help out my names Lachy and my number is 8374-2333.