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Title: Patching Motorcycle Gear
Post by: Adam and Kristina on May 08, 2015, 01:22:35 PM
I have a set of motorcycle gear (jacket and pants) that have some holes in them (not a tear or puncture, more of an abrasion.. related to ashphalt contact...) that I am looking to get patched.

The outer shell is polyester. I am sure I can just pop into the local tailor shop and ask the question but am curious if anyone here has had experience with any particular place (preferably in HRM)?
Title: Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
Post by: BenP on May 08, 2015, 07:12:08 PM
Sorry don't have an answer, but hope Adam, Kristina and Kawasaki aren't suffering from abrasion damage too.....
BenP
Title: Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
Post by: gregb on May 08, 2015, 07:35:44 PM
Adam,

A friend in the local BMW bike club suggested you post the question on their site at BMWONS.ca, just don't tell them what you ride.

Greg
Title: Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
Post by: Ulysses on May 12, 2015, 02:06:58 PM
A lot depends on the aesthetics you want to maintain with the repair.  I was on the road, away from home, when I needed to repair my jacket. (Left turning pickup truck cut me off - I ended up over the bars after locking up the front wheel.) There was abrasion that resulted in frayed fabric and a tear at the shoulder and arm of the jacket. I trimmed the frayed threads and applied silicone sealant to the tears and to seal the frayed area. That was 4 years ago and the repair has stood up just fine, maintained waterproofness, and it looks fine enough for me - functionally and aesthetically - but that's me, pedantic fashionista that I am. Well, the black silicone does match the black jacket!



Stephen
Title: Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
Post by: Adam and Kristina on May 12, 2015, 05:10:58 PM
Thankfully, Kristina and I were not involved! Neither was the kawasaki (not mine anyway...)

Problem with sealing it up with silicone or other goop type stuff is the size of the hole. I don't have the items with me at the moment but lets say it a 4 sq in area.... Definately needs a patch of some sort.