October 24, 2011
How To Fold & Store Motorcycle Chaps
With the fall riding season in full swing, there are plenty of mornings when a pair of chaps can make the difference between an enjoyable ride and a tortuous one. Unfortunately, by midday the temperature has usually risen high enough that chaps are no longer needed. Now you’re faced with trying to roll, fold or otherwise cram your chaps into whatever space you have available in or on your Harley.
Years ago an old biker named Fish showed me this trick for folding chaps that minimizes the space they take up and keeps them tightly folded without the need of any additional straps or ties. All you need is a standard pair of chaps which use three to four snaps to secure the lower section around your boots. If your chaps only have a zipper, then your out of luck…
Now if you can fold a paper airplane, then this chaps folding technique should be easy enough to master. Just remember that the first attempt may take a couple of tries, especially if your chaps aren’t well broken in yet. Once you get it down, you’ll have your chaps folded and stored in your saddlebag in a matter of minutes. Then you can use all the extra room in your saddlebag to carry more important things like tools…