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    Motorcycle Lap Blanket (?)

    There was thread running last week with folks posting images of their bikes.

    One of the photos showed an airhead with what appeared to be a lap-blanket, or apron (for lack of a better term) attached to the bike/tank, running down over the legs to the cylinders and over the lap of the rider. It was open at the back.

    I PM'd the poster of the image but didn't receive a reply, and apparently our PMs "sent" are not recorded in the "Private Messages Folder" (If they ARE, can someone tell me how to access them?). I posted a question to the individual, but can not locate (from my Profile) that post (which would have allowed me to backtrack to the Topic ) .....

    I would like to know more about the product, who makes, or made, it; if it's still available, price, etc. Did anyone else see it?

    I should have saved the image so I could re-post it, but....

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Lew
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    Lew,

    These are a popular item in Europe for the urban folks who ride through all the seasons. I've not seen any for sale in NA, though. Perhaps a search of some European bike outfitters may turn them up. Start with the European helmet shops and see if they carry them. A phone call to the UK ought to do it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    I PM'd the poster of the image but didn't receive a reply, and apparently our PMs "sent" are not recorded in the "Private Messages Folder" (If they ARE, can someone tell me how to access them?). I posted a question to the individual, but can not locate (from my Profile) that post (which would have allowed me to backtrack to the Topic )
    I'm pretty sure it's because that was on advrider..

    Quote Originally Posted by maverick
    Tucano Urbano Gaucho Motorcycle Leg Covers

    You need model R117 that will fit most GS's and bigger style bikes. Very popular in Europe on scooters. I never believed in them until I tried it once in the winter. Wish I had the balls to try it out years ago. Keeps the cold/rain and snow off your legs and upper body - why suffer
    ....from the rest of the discussion.

    Also, you can view your sent PM's. Under "Jump to Folder," click on "Inbox," and there it is.. "Sent Items."

    EDIT: Google has plenty of hits for that model. For insance, http://www.motorbikecrazy.com/acatalog/Leg_Covers.html, http://scooter-wear.com/tucano-urban...rs-2395-0.html, etc.

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    D'ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks... .
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    I married my lap blanket
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    By searching Google.fr (French Google) I was able to come up with many vendors:

    http://www.google.fr/search?as_q=tab...ch=&as_rights=

    I know there is a way to turn on a translator but I'm unable to remember.

    There is a Bagster distributor in US
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    Here is one site:
    http://www.twenga.fr/dir-Auto-Moto,A...o,Tablier-moto
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    Bagster

    The translation site is "babelfish". You can type either text or web address an select language desired. Here are the results of translating the French page in question:

    http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...rUrl=Translate

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    My wife looked at it and said.. "what's that? a ball warmer?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by cathdeac View Post
    My wife looked at it and said.. "what's that? a ball warmer?"

    "and I said yeah, whats it to you, don't like my kilt??????"
    '
    Ufda happens..........

    It's all about the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    "and I said yeah, whats it to you, don't like my kilt??????"
    "Full regimental" only way to fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathdeac View Post
    "Full regimental" only way to fly!
    Nothin' like the Boys in the Wind I say!
    '
    Ufda happens..........

    It's all about the details.

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    Just got back from Tuscany a month ago, VERY popular for moto and scooter riders, and around Florence they have the BIGGEST windshields I have ever seen, mainly on the scooters!!

    One was so big it curled over the top like the C1 bmw scooter

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    The airhead lap aprons were made and sold by Langlitz Leather on the west coast. I have two of them, and they make winter commuting possible in Upstate NY. We also had some "aftermarket" ones made in South America several years ago.

    Josh

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