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    Alterations to pants

    The good news is that I've dropped a few pounds. The bad news is that the Rallye 2 Pro pants are too big around the waist. They're relatively new (2 years old), and being a fair weather rider, they haven't been used much. If money was no object, I'd just buy a new pair, but it is. Selling them and getting a new pair is not in the finances.

    So, I'm wondering if people think it's cost effective to have the pants altered. Also, I'm wondering if the integrity of the pants would be compromised by having them altered. I don't think so, but I'm not sure. Lastly, if having them altered is the best option, any suggestions on where to take them. I'm not sure this is a job for the local seamstress.
    Jeff in W.C.
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    Over at ADVrider they like AnnieGS for their alterations.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76787

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    Rainy Pass Repair is supposed to be approved by BMW for apparel repair - http://www.rainypass.com/html/services.htm . I have zero experience with them but they do seem to understand motorcycle textiles, weatherproofing seams, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailorlite View Post
    Rainy Pass Repair is supposed to be approved by BMW for apparel repair - http://www.rainypass.com/html/services.htm . I have zero experience with them but they do seem to understand motorcycle textiles, weatherproofing seams, etc.
    Congrats on the weight loss Jeff. I would certainly follow Sailorlite's advice and go with a manufacturers (BMW) approved alternations vendor. Good luck on whatever course you choose.

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    Wait 6 months and see if the pants shrink.

    Sorry, couldn't resist it. It normally works for me. Congratulations on the weight loss.
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    What widebmw said

    My husband and I have received excellent service from Annie, very fast turnaround on a pair of Savanna 2 pants.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76787

    Sarah
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfountain View Post
    Wait 6 months and see if the pants shrink.

    Sorry, couldn't resist it. It normally works for me. Congratulations on the weight loss.
    Irony of all this is that I've been trying to loose weight for a while, and finally gave up and purchased the pants. Then, I lost the weight. I've kept it off for about a year now, so hopefully I'll be able to keep it off.

    Widebmw, thanks for the suggestion of AnnieGS.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

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