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Offline Laitch

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Zipper Repair
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:47:33 PM »
I have an Eclipse tankbag that I use daily during riding season but was about to replace because the main compartment zipper wouldn't work despite how I gently tweaked the pull. It's been a useful bag but the company isn't making them anymore. The next choice would have been an RKA Sonoman but it is ~$215Śmoney I'd rather spend on fuel. Then I came across the attached video.

I've used the graphite technique, the petroleum jelly technique and the pinch technique. The bag is back in service! Furthermore, some of these techniques have worked to restore the clinching of waterproof zippers on the pockets of my riding overpants.

I had to repeat them a couple of times but they work. Try them when needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=wrSFIWG-mqU
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Offline volador

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Re: Zipper Repair
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 01:06:32 PM »
I've used the graphite technique, the petroleum jelly technique and the pinch technique.

That video is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
Your technique of pinch and petroleum jelly would be titillating!
Post up a video for your channel subscribers :cool_shades:
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Zipper Repair
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 05:17:53 PM »
That video is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
Your technique of pinch and petroleum jelly would be titillating!
Post up a video for your channel subscribers :cool_shades:
I don't have a channel; you seem to be my only follower and you've already gotten off just thinking about it. No thanks necessary.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
https://tinyurl.com/RillRider

Offline volador

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Re: Zipper Repair
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 06:15:12 PM »
I don't have a channel;

Here's a channel or pod-cast idea "Moto maintenance & repair in a Speedo and riding boots"
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  • 1991 K100RS 1993 K75S ABS
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