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Old 01-20-2009, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Willie G braided Chaps-how to cut down?

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have a Willie G Braided Chaps that I need to cut about 2"
in length off. The braided leather does not end at the bottom.
Should I just cut the braid and tie after cutting off?
thanks in advance for reply.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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cut everything except the braid off, you could start a new fad.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks!,
thats what i thought too. just didnt want to screw up a 300.00 pair of chaps.
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hang the extra braids from the clutch and brake levers LOL
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have a Willie G Braided Chaps that I need to cut about 2"
in length off. The braided leather does not end at the bottom.
Should I just cut the braid and tie after cutting off?
thanks in advance for reply.
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Don't cut them. If you cut them you will find it hard to re-sell them. There are very few Umpah Lumpahs that buy second hand chaps.

Have your legs stretched instead.

Alternatively buy some 2 inch cuban heels.

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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remember not to cut them too short as while your riding with your legs extended they'll be much shorter. Especially while on the highway pegs.

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What I did with mine was cut the very tip of the braid off so that you can "un-braid" the braid up to the point where you plan on trimming the leather. After trimming the leather as needed, I took the ends of the braids and slipped them underneath the overlapping of the leather pieces in the braid above, basically working my way up the braid until I was confident that it wouldn't come unraveled.
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I took mine to a leather shop and had them take care of it. Don't recall what they charged me but it wasn't much.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have a Willie G Braided Chaps that I need to cut about 2"
in length off. The braided leather does not end at the bottom.
Should I just cut the braid and tie after cutting off?
I also have a brand new pair that I won't wear because of the rear of the chaps dragging behind my boot. I thought of just cutting them at an angle but can't bring myself to possibly ruining a high dollar pair of chaps. I myself won't do it: Would have a professional do it because of their value.
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Two guys I ride with cut the length of their chaps down. Now when they have their feet on the highway pegs, their Levi's hang down below the chaps. I thought mine were too long but after seeing that, I left them alone.
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spend 15 bucks

Spend 10-15 bucks and have the leather shop fix them.


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thats what i thought too. just didnt want to screw up a 300.00 pair of chaps.
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