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Quick question for those that have ordered a tank bra from Horndawg..

How long did it take to get it?

Ordered one a month ago, not panicking too much as I'm in the UK so looking at 10-14 days shipping most likely but I shot him a quick email to ask if it had been sent two days ago and not had a reply yet.

I guess he could be away and I understand they make them to order but was just wondering how long it took others to get their hands on one of his tank bras?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I've never ordered anything from them but I do leatherwork too. Sometimes things get so busy they don't even have time to check email. I just checked their site to see if they publish a phone number and I don't see one. What I did see is they use a Yahoo email. Yahoo email is notorious for screwing up, losing email, and getting hacked on a regular basis. It has to be the worst online email program there is.

I'd just keep sending them inquiries on a daily basis explaining why you are doing it and that's because Yahoo can't be trusted. I'm surprised even a small business would use it.
 

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Thanks, I didn't think of that. I'll give him another email tomorrow.

Just want to make sure it wasn't posted 3 weeks back and has gone missing in the post somewhere along the way!!
 

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Had a response waiting for me this morning advising it has been 'recently' posted so I just need to be a bit more patient!

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Had a response waiting for me this morning advising it has been 'recently' posted so I just need to be a bit more patient!

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I just looked at their web site at at the Tank Cover with the pouch. I like that but they are a bit pricey !
 

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I just looked at their web site at at the Tank Cover with the pouch. I like that but they are a bit pricey !
Yes, not cheap but comes up the tank further than the only other one I could find on eBay and cheaper than a tank repaint!

There is already a tiny scratch on the tank from the previous owner and he was somewhat smaller than me!
 

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I ordered mine thru Witchdocters, was on backorder for a few days but received it last week. Really is a nice piece. I will say I didn't quite get the velcro in as far as it probably should have. I would suggest having an extra set of hands to help make it as tight as possible when placing the pads.
 

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I just looked at their web site at at the Tank Cover with the pouch. I like that but they are a bit pricey !
My apologies here. Just a minor diversion, as opposed to a full-fledged thread hijack. IMHO.

Jim, I was looking at the Horn Dawg and one other cover for maybe a year.

In the end (Feb. 2015), I decided on the other one, sold by Sage Brush Designs (and made by Frank's Leather, as I recall). So, a year ago, my PayPal bill to Sage Brush was $193 (which included a PayPal fee and shipping), i.e., about the same price as the Horn Dawg protector.

Attached is a pic, and I have 10 more in a mini-gallery of the Sage Brush on my bike, here:

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour with Sage Brush Designs Tank Bib
 

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My apologies here. Just a minor diversion, as opposed to a full-fledged thread hijack. IMHO.

Jim, I was looking at the Horn Dawg and one other cover for maybe a year.

In the end (Feb. 2015), I decided on the other one, sold by Sage Brush Designs (and made by Frank's Leather, as I recall). So, a year ago, my PayPal bill to Sage Brush was $193 (which included a PayPal fee and shipping), i.e., about the same price as the Horn Dawg protector.

Attached is a pic, and I have 10 more in a mini-gallery of the Sage Brush on my bike, here:

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour with Sage Brush Designs Tank Bib
I like this... how does it attach ? magnets ?
 

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I like this... how does it attach ? magnets ?
Nope, there are strategically placed strips of velcro, with sticky tape on the tank side. As I recall, these are: around the gas cap; along the long straight-away on the upper tank; and on the underside of the tank, where the large back part (nearest the rider) folds down under as it wraps around the tank. There are also two leather strands, like extremely thick square leather shoelaces, that wrap around the neck of the bike, and just get tied together; I believe this is for fail-safe purposes.

I haven't removed the bib since I put it on before the 2015 season. I use a micro-fiber rag and different spray-on cleaners and waxes, and I can get that in, an inch or so, underneath those large flaps, where there is enough room toward the front part of them, i.e., about mid-tank.

This is very thick leather, BTW, and a couple of times a year I'll put leather cleaner/conditioner on it.

I'm aware that there are all sorts of opinions regarding trapping dirt in bibs, and possibly grinding that in, underneath them. If that's the case, I suppose a lot of folks would say to remove any bib periodically and then thoroughly clean and wax the entire tank. I'm not of that school, rightly or wrongly. What I do know is that on my Valkyrie, my knees pressing against the tank eventually did not do the paint on the tank any favors, and this eliminates that problem. I also think the bib looks nice.
 

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Nope, there are strategically placed strips of velcro, with sticky tape on the tank side. As I recall, these are: around the gas cap; along the long straight-away on the upper tank; and on the underside of the tank, where the large back part (nearest the rider) folds down under as it wraps around the tank. There are also two leather strands, like extremely thick square leather shoelaces, that wrap around the neck of the bike, and just get tied together; I believe this is for fail-safe purposes.

I haven't removed the bib since I put it on before the 2015 season. I use a micro-fiber rag and different spray-on cleaners and waxes, and I can get that in, an inch or so, underneath those large flaps, where there is enough room toward the front part of them, i.e., about mid-tank.

This is very thick leather, BTW, and a couple of times a year I'll put leather cleaner/conditioner on it.

I'm aware that there are all sorts of opinions regarding trapping dirt in bibs, and possibly grinding that in, underneath them. If that's the case, I suppose a lot of folks would say to remove any bib periodically and then thoroughly clean and wax the entire tank. I'm not of that school, rightly or wrongly. What I do know is that on my Valkyrie, my knees pressing against the tank eventually did not do the paint on the tank any favors, and this eliminates that problem. I also think the bib looks nice.
Not sure I'm crazy about sticky tape on the tank though. I currently have a tank bag and it has real strong magnets.. And I can tack it off. But it is somewhat bulky.
 

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Arrived safe and sound although after I got stung for VAT (sales tax) it must be the most expensive tank bra ever!

Well made though, perfect stitching and nice supple leather.
 

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