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Southern Rider 8th November 2019 08:56 AM

Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
Richa pants, started to leave in water in the usual spot, around the crotch/ass area, can they be fixed or is it shagged.

Confusion 8th November 2019 10:19 AM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Southern Rider;3582462]can they be fixed...[/QUOTE]

That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.

[QUOTE] or is it shagged.[/QUOTE]

In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.

Luki 8th November 2019 10:51 AM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Confusion;3582473]That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.



In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.[/QUOTE]
I put barbour wax jacket treatment or dubbin on the seams of mine and they usually hold out the wet for another 3-6months.

bandit_eile 8th November 2019 06:01 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Southern Rider;3582462]Richa pants, started to leave in water in the usual spot, around the crotch/ass area, can they be fixed or is it shagged.[/QUOTE]

The shagging could be the cause of the crotch leak. And not the other way around.

mope_head 8th November 2019 09:01 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
Alternative solution. If you use a mesh seat cover the water won't pool there.
Something like this:
[url]https://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-Motorcycle-Electric-Car-Net-Seat-Cover-Scooter-Mesh-Breathable-Cushion-Mat/293053919531?hash=item443b5ff12b:g:psYAAOSw94ddJXGv[/url]

I use one and water doesn't get trapped between you and the seat and make its way in. cheap too.

positron 9th November 2019 10:54 AM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
I have a rukka goretex bottom that's letting water in the exact same places - it's waterproof everywhere else, just the crouch, seat area.

I was going to give a nikwax wash, but interesting idea about that mesh seat cover thing - does it actually work? Wouldn't the weight of the rider have the seat cushion compressed enough to create a fairly large recess for water to collect anyway?

KTMkenny 9th November 2019 12:39 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
these seem to have good reviews.. Was thinking of getting some myself.
Oxford Continetal 2.0


[url]https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/228423[/url]


[url]https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/textile-jackets-trousers-suits/oxford-continental-advanced-jacket-trousers-pants-review[/url]

addicted to rage 10th November 2019 01:48 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=positron;3582526]I have a rukka goretex bottom that's letting water in the exact same places - it's waterproof everywhere else, just the crouch, seat area.

I was going to give a nikwax wash, but interesting idea about that mesh seat cover thing - does it actually work? Wouldn't the weight of the rider have the seat cushion compressed enough to create a fairly large recess for water to collect anyway?[/QUOTE]


YOu have to wash and treat your Rukka stuff
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjLuMQ9hZ6w[/url]

Southern Rider 12th November 2019 12:20 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Confusion;3582473]That depends on the way they were made. Do you have access to
the waterproof membrane? A separate, removable membrane is
usually easy to patch. Built-in membranes that are sandwiched
between the outer layer and the inner liner are difficult to fix.



In most cases, yes.

Full make and model? How old and how much use?

My Richa Everest pants leaked after one year. Richa Esker
pants failed in the first shower, just three days after I bought them.[/QUOTE]

They are Richa Everest too, manufacture date on the tag is 2009, used a few times in the year, no heavy use at all.

Confusion 12th November 2019 01:04 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Southern Rider;3582660]They are Richa Everest too, manufacture date on the tag is 2009, used a few times in the year, no heavy use at all.[/QUOTE]

Bin them, use them in dry weather only or get a
pair of waterproof pants to wear over them.

Don't waste your time and money on spray-on or wash-in treatments.
Once the waterproof membrane is shot, they will always leak in
heavy rain.

renniks 12th November 2019 02:02 PM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
[QUOTE=Confusion;3582663]Bin them, use them in dry weather only or get a
pair of waterproof pants to wear over them.

Don't waste your time and money on spray-on or wash-in treatments.
Once the waterproof membrane is shot, they will always leak in
heavy rain.[/QUOTE]

Yep - just get a thin waterproof layer to wear over them - the treatments are shite

Caffeine 13th November 2019 12:30 AM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
Flexothane pants. Comfortable, resistant, waterproof. Reasonably priced.

DJPscales 13th November 2019 10:53 AM

Re: Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
 
lidls waterproof spray atually works great for a cheap quick fix, ive 12 year old textiles that are now waterproof again


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