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    textile jacket repair

    Does anyone know of e a place I can send my Commuter3 jacket to get repaired after suffering a visit with the tarmac?

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    You might try looking around your neighborhood for a tailor or someone who does alterations. Not many people want to tackle that kind of thing and the only mfg's I know that will fix their product post crash is Aerostich and Vanson. I think Motorport might, but I'm not sure.
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    My son's jacket and pants got the worse end of a crash on Memorial Day. The only place we could find that would even attempt a repair was a shoe repair place. The guy sewed patches over the road rash areas and repaired the stitching in others.


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    Check with Rainy Pass Repair in Seattle. They're the "official" BMW warranty repair facility.
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    Yeah, Rainy Pass was mentioned to me when my Rev'IT pants got melted from my muffler. I didn't send them away, because I found a lunch box with the same type of material.

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    Part of the issue is that std sewing machines aren't real good at handling the thick stuff bike gear is made of- takes equipment made for it. A shoe repair place obviously has sewing gear that easily handles any fabric but your neighborhood tailor may not or may not want to use his equipment on such stuff.

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    You might also check with local EMT's, fire or law enforcement people. They may have heavy duty clothing to which they have added reflective tape or needed repairs.
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    many thanks

    many thanks to all who posted suggestions

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    Not motorcycle gear, but I had excellent results when I took my sailing "foulies" to a local awning shop; heavy duty sewing machines is the ticket. If there is a sail repair shop near you try them. An upholstery shop might be worth a call as well.

    edit - just did a google search; try the West Marine store @ 1850 E Ridge Rd, Ste 12, Rochester, NY. They'll know who can help you out locally.
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