I wear, as part of ATGATT, a pair of Joe Rocket Alter Ego motorcycle overpants. Got them shortly after I bought my 2006 Honda Shadow Aero motorcycle back in the summer of 2006.
They've rendered dependable service, never been roadrash tested which to me is a good thing, and though a bit short on the inseam, have proven to be a good product.
That is, until recently when my right pant leg zipper started to give me grief in the form of the zipper sometimes failing to join the two sides together reliably. This would sometimes find me going up and down on the zipper several times in several spots trying to get the teeth to align and hold.
Months before, I'd paid $40 to the local tailor to replace the left side pant leg zipper due to its presenting same issues. Well, it turns out that was money thrown away.
On a whim, I turned to google this morning after getting to work and put in the term "fixing zippers". As usual, a lot of hits came up, but one in particular solved the issues I was having with the right pants leg zipper. LINK.
After following the instructions, the zipper aligns and joins the teeth just fine, no issue after repeated operations. So now, hopefully I can continue using these overpants till my motoport kevlar overpants show up at the end of the month; at which point these will become my backup pair.
A Long Day
10 hours ago