Took a little spill on the TW not too long ago. Came up to a deactivation ditch too fast and hit it slightly diagonally while downshifting and braking. A relatively slo-mo crash on the left side. Barkbusters and front rack did their job. Pounded them and the foot peg back into position with a mallet, no prob. I had the zippers on my jacket slightly undone at the wrist for some airflow. When I wiped, the sleeve rode up my forearm and popped out several zipper teeth on my Rev' It Sand 2 jacket. Buggah.
It would've been a difficult and expensive repair to rip out and stitch in a new zipper. Then I got to thinking. Zippers are mechanical devices...
Last edited by NorthernSpy; 11-27-2018 at 01:21 PM.
First I harvested some teeth from the new zipper. I just cut the end off one side and pulled the teeth off the exposed end with a nail clipper.teeth.jpg
Last edited by NorthernSpy; 11-27-2018 at 12:09 PM.
Then I opened them up with a jewlers file and to be able to fit over the bump on the zipper fabric. The tricky part was getting them on. I used a real small pair of needle nose.. Once they clipped into place, I gingerly opened and closed the zipper a few times to align them.tools.jpg
Last edited by NorthernSpy; 11-27-2018 at 12:10 PM.
Nice job bro!!
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Edit: I can now see all the pictures.
Me know see the attachments. Get a "invalid attachment" error message when I click on the attachment link. We've had this problem before. OP maybe can edit and re-attach the photo or if available click on the "go advanced" button and re-attach. One of those methods worked in the past.
P.S. I can see the first picture in post 1 but no other.
Last edited by admiral; 11-27-2018 at 12:26 PM.
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
Another option is to simply sew in a new YKK zipper. My wife did this for me when my riding coat zipper failed.
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Awesome repair! It will be interesting to see how it holds up over time in the saddle.
Me no see-um attachments either. Sounds interesting! I had no idea that was even possible.
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