Looking for a tailor

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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by Bucho » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:48 pm

200K miles is pretty good. I think you got your mileage out of it.

I hear you about prices. I think my one piece was right about $800 back in 2001
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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by Marylander » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:04 pm

It took about 3 weeks for my suit to be repaired at the end of 2015 although their initial estimate was 8-10 weeks. The zippers do seem to take a beating. The RiRi water resistant zippers were crap and I actually went through 3 of the main RiRi zippers (under warranty) before getting the YKK water resistant ones (which has held up so far, crossing fingers).

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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by phoo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks guys. I think wife is pushing me toward getting a new suit. I'm debating on prying the extra $1200 of our my hands. If I didn't recently replace every piece of armor, it would be an easy choice. ... Actually, I wonder if I can get a suit without the armor to save money? :-)


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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by thetable » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:01 am

Send it back to them. The hard part isn't replacing the zippers, it's getting some degree of waterproofing back after replacing them. The goretex needs to be retaped, which Joe Singer isn't going to be able to do.

If it's bad enough, they'll sell you a new one at half-price, at least that used to be the deal.

I'm trying to decide myself on sending mine back for a refresh, or going to goretex for the guaranteed to keep you dry warranty. Mine is about as waterproof as cheese cloth.

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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by thetable » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:12 am

Oh, and if it's just the zipper pull that needs fixed, then:
They sell: http://www.aerostich.com/zipper-repair/ ... -kits.html and http://www.aerostich.com/zipper-repair/zipper-mend.html and http://www.aerostich.com/zipper-repair/fixnzip.html
On my suit, on pulls that have just worn off, I'm using some dyneema cordage.

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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by Rut Row » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:18 am

phoo wrote:I think wife is pushing me toward getting a new suit.
Play hard ball and insist that if she makes you buy a new motorcycle suit then you should have a new motorcycle to go with it. :lol2:
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Re: RE: Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by phoo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:47 am

thetable wrote:Send it back to them. The hard part isn't replacing the zippers, it's getting some degree of waterproofing back after replacing them. The goretex needs to be retaped, which Joe Singer isn't going to be able to do.

If it's bad enough, they'll sell you a new one at half-price, at least that used to be the deal.

I'm trying to decide myself on sending mine back for a refresh, or going to goretex for the guaranteed to keep you dry warranty. Mine is about as waterproof as cheese cloth.
I hadn't heard of the half price thing before. Worth looking into. And what's with the goretex guarantee? Last time I had the suit serviced, they fixed some of the waterproofing because I had broad swaths of goretex that had delaminated from the suit.


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Re: RE: Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by thetable » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:32 am

phoo wrote:I hadn't heard of the half price thing before. Worth looking into.
There was some mention of it on their page, but looks like it's not there any more. I've read a few threads on ADV where people have had that option offered to them.

And what's with the goretex guarantee? Last time I had the suit serviced, they fixed some of the waterproofing because I had broad swaths of goretex that had delaminated from the suit.
http://www.gore-tex.com/en-us/experience/our-promise

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Re: Looking for a tailor

Post by phoo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:36 am

Ah, thanks for the link. That could be why they fixed some goretex last time without charging me. Technically, that guarantee doesn't apply to me because apparently "it always seems to rain about the same time as the suit starts to smell" doesn't count as "regular care and washing."

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