Author Topic: Patching Motorcycle Gear  (Read 1994 times)

Offline Adam and Kristina

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Patching Motorcycle Gear
« 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)?
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2011 Honda Fit LX - Practical daily driver
2002 VW Jetta TDI
2015 Yamaha XT250
2015 Honda CRF250L
1972 Land Rover Series 3, 88", 2.5 NA Diesel

Adam and Kristina (Vermeulen) Cruickshank

Offline BenP

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Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
« Reply #1 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.....
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Offline gregb

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Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
« Reply #3 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!



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Offline Adam and Kristina

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Re: Patching Motorcycle Gear
« Reply #4 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.
The Fleet:
2011 Honda Fit LX - Practical daily driver
2002 VW Jetta TDI
2015 Yamaha XT250
2015 Honda CRF250L
1972 Land Rover Series 3, 88", 2.5 NA Diesel

Adam and Kristina (Vermeulen) Cruickshank