I thought my trusty motorcycle jacket I have had for almost ten years has had it and I was going to have to come to terms with looking at some other biker jackets to replace you. But alas it was just a mere zipper after all!
Ok so this is how this started. I am about to swing a leg over my Moto Guzzi chopper and head out for a meeting for lunch. All is well at first but on the way home the zipper goes to shite. Well I think I took the old beast to at least a half dozen taylors and local alteration shops to find out since a real motorcycle jacket made from leather is so thick very few people have the equipment to replace a zipper. I even tried a saddlemen at a local country shop that repairs boots and even makes custom sheaths for knifes and nada!
Well so I try to use the google and look for leather motorcycle jacket repair no luck. So I am just about to give up and get me a new jacket. When I find a local leather repair place called Orlin’s Custom Tailors here in Houston. Well 3 days and $60 bucks later I got my trusty old leather biker jacket back. Brand new zipper installed an working fine.
I dont know about all of you but I get attached to my motorcycle gear over the years and have a hard time letting go. I got the jacket fixed and it really is good as new and will probably take care of me for another 10 years worth of riding.
Now on to my motorcycle boots that are in dire need of new soles. Maybe I can bring them back to life to will let you know!